Tips for journalists

Tip: Going viral on social media

Use numbers in headlines, spark emotion from readers and leverage connections to increase the reach of your content

Posted by Daniel Green on 15/10/19

Tip: Increase views on your mobile website to harvest better data

It is easier to encourage readers to view more pages and map their engagement than trying to get more users - here is how

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 14/10/19

Tip: Get your op-ed picked up by a major publication

Do your research, have a full marketing plan and agree a price before editing to make pitching to a larger publication successful

Posted by Daniel Green on 11/10/19

Tip: Improve the coverage of your local patch

How do you report local stories quickly and accurately? Use these ten digital tools

Posted by Jacob Granger on 10/10/19

Tip: Make the most of Twitter

Ditch hashtags during breaking news events and develop your online persona to use the social media platform to its fullest potential

Posted by Daniel Green on 09/10/19

Tip: Ten rules to using eyewitness media

Bookmark these tips on featuring user-generated pictures and footage ethically and responsibly

Posted by Jacob Granger on 08/10/19

Tip: Limit the impact graphic images has on journalists

Sensitive images can be traumatic for newsroom staff too. Here is how to help protect the social media desk

Posted by Jacob Granger on 07/10/19

Tip: Reporting on whistle-blowers

With whistle-blowers often putting their careers and safety on the line, journalists must consider the harm their reporting might cause

Posted by Daniel Green on 03/10/19

Tip: Five tips on finding rare information on the deep web

When searching or verifying facts online, do not simply rely on search engines as they only show a fraction of available online content. Try this instead

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 02/10/19

Tip: Covering trans and non-binary people

With trans people often subject to demonising press coverage, here are five tips on how to accurately report on issues affecting their community

Posted by Daniel Green on 01/10/19

Tip: 12 ways to improve your iPhone photography

Bookmark these tips to help you up your mojo game and get that perfect shot every time

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 30/09/19

Tip: Processing a large-scale story

Where do you even start to approach the mountain of information? Here is a Twitter thread to guide you through story planning, writing and structuring

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/09/19

Tip: Getting started with Snapseed

From adding filters to digitally removing objects, here is an in-depth guide to the basics of Google's photo editing app

Posted by Daniel Green on 26/09/19

Six tips to improve the audio quality of your podcast

From using noise gates to music beds, a former BBC Studios producer shares his six shortcuts to expert sound design

Posted by Daniel Green on 24/09/19

Tip: Security measures for independent media

When dealing with dangerous stories, use this advice from reporters and editors working in Mexico and El Salvador

Posted by Daniel Green on 24/09/19

Nine tips on crafting the perfect headline for print and online

What does it take to create a compelling top line? The Times offers its advice on distilling the story, words to avoid and trusting your instincts

Posted by Daniel Green on 23/09/19

Tip: Set up a data unit in your newsroom

Use these five tips on how to teach yourself and others to get going with data journalism

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/09/19

Tip: Use evergreen content to drive website traffic

Learn how your old content can drive traffic and how to repurpose your story so it remains relevant

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/09/19

Five tips for building an audience for your podcast

The hosts and co-founders of Dope Black Dads, No Country for Young Women and #QueerAF share how they established themselves in an increasingly crowded field

Posted by Daniel Green on 18/09/19

Tip: Become editor of a local newspaper

This inside information will help you keep up with the daily deadlines of a newsroom and climb your way to the top

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/09/19

Tip: How to deal with errors in published stories

Here are some best strategies from three journalists to limit the damage of typos and misquotes

Posted by Daniel Green on 17/09/19

How to get your next podcast commissioned

Before sending in your next podcast pitch, commissioning editors from BBC and Podfront share their inside-tips on what they look out for

Posted by Daniel Green on 16/09/19

Tip: Get to grips with cross-border collaborative journalism

How do you work with reporting teams from other countries in a large-scale organisation? Use these first-hand tips to find out

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/09/19

Tip: Catch up with top trends in content marketing

Check out these five content marketing strategies for media advertisers and make the best out of improving technologies

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/09/19

Tip: Getting started with FOIs

How to word your freedom of information request, who to ask and what to do with the data

Posted by Daniel Green on 09/09/19

Tip: Launch your newsroom's podcast

Thinking of entering the audio space? Here are six steps to consider before jumping in

Posted by Daniel Green on 06/09/19

Tip: Seven tools for investigative journalists

Bookmark these seven best-picks to help you with anything from sorting through datasets to verifying information

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/09/19

Tip: Accounting and budgeting for journalism entrepreneurs 101

Spreadsheets giving you headaches? Finding it hard to crunch the numbers? Here is a guide to the world of startups

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/09/19

Tip: Make your readers happier and more engaged with news

The news cycle is often negative, pushing away your potential audience. Here are five elements to include in your next article to win them over

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 02/09/19

Tip: Earn your audience's trust

As trust in news organisations continues to drop, simply telling your readers you strive for fairness can help to win them back

Posted by Daniel Green on 29/08/19

Tip: How to launch a company podcast

Before getting behind the mic and hitting record, here is what you need to know to create lasting success

Posted by Daniel Green on 28/08/19

Tip: Choose the right video player for your audience engagement strategy

Learn what are the most important criteria to consider when taking your video offering to the next level

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 27/08/19

Tip: Five steps to writing solutions journalism

What are the ingredients to reporting about solutions? Latest studies by The University of Texas at Austin guide the way

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/08/19

Tip: Invest in your 'mojo' kit

Improve your skills as a mobile journalist by building up your range of accessories

Posted by Daniel Green on 21/08/19

Tip: Get your podcast off the ground

Three podcasters offer their best advice for picking the right tools for the job

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/08/19

Tip: Eight tools for detecting false news

Bookmark these resources for verifying anything from the validity of political claims to fake bots on Twitter

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 19/08/19

Tip: Spot fake news on Facebook

Here are some pointers to prevent yourself from spreading misinformation on the social media platform

Posted by Daniel Green on 15/08/19

Tip: Content ideas for your next podcast

From 'how to' podcasting to humour, there are many different angles you can take when taking to the airwaves

Posted by Daniel Green on 14/08/19

How to land your next job in local news

Recruiters at Reach Plc and Liverpool Echo say understanding company values and key beats are just a few ways to impress regional employers

Posted by Daniel Green on 14/08/19

Tip: Perfecting your freelance pitch

The features editor at the Guardian US advises on how to make your pitch stand out from the crowd

Posted by Daniel Green on 13/08/19

Tip: How to re-engage ‘zombie’ subscribers

Some readers become paying subscribers but never read the content they’ve paid for. Here is how to bring them back to life

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 12/08/19

Tip: How to collaborate with remote teams

When you are working with partners from around the world, day-to-day tasks can be much harder - use these tools to overcome those challenges

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/08/19

Tip: How to cure health misinformation epidemic

From vaccine hoaxes to bogus cures for everything, here is how to debunk false health news

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 08/08/19

Tip: Six tips for searching news stories on social media

Amid the noise of social media, here is how to find the needle in the haystack

Posted by Daniel Green on 07/08/19

Tip: How to avoid spreading fake news about mass shootings

Following the tragic mass shootings in the US last week, three news organisations share their tips on avoiding misinformation during terror attacks

Posted by Daniel Green on 06/08/19

Tip: Five powerful tools to fight misinformation online

Use these handy websites and plugins to identify doctored images

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 05/08/19

Tip: Discover your journalistic breakthrough

Seventeen veteran journalists reveal their biggest learning curves to help rookie reporters find their feet in the industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 02/08/19

Tip: How to report on gender identity

Here is what journalists must bear in mind when covering stories about the transgender and non-binary community

Posted by Daniel Green on 31/07/19

Tip: How journalists can use Twitter advanced search

Follow these four steps to find specific information on the social platform without endless scrolling

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 30/07/19

Tip: Master your sponsored content strategy

Native advertising is often essential for newsrooms' cashflow - here is how to overcome the most common editorial challenges

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 29/07/19

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