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Tip: How to write more engaging editorials

Producing quality has never been so important – check out these 12 tips

Posted by Tom George on 11/12/18

Tip: How to report on sexual violence

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has given journalists five tips for reporting on this sensitive topic

Posted by Jacob Granger on 10/12/18

Tip: Use backwatching to safely perform walking shots

To capture the perfect walking shot, the backwatcher must have excellent 360 degree awareness and communication skills

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/12/18

Tip: How to use structured journalism to cover developing stories

Check out this advice when you are working with more information than you can squeeze into the average daily news story

Posted by Caroline Scott on 05/12/18

Tip: How to launch your journalism startup successfully

Here are some of the most important questions to ask before putting your product out publicly

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/12/18

Tip: Try these 9 types of mobile visual storytelling

Get inspired by these examples of mobile journalism in action

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 03/12/18

Tip: How to add copyright-free images to your Wordpress site with the photo library feature

Embed free-to-use photos from Pexels straight into your article with this explainer

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/11/18

Tip: How to report on poverty

Four industry insights on how to tell stories of hardship correctly

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/11/18

Tip: Seven best practices for iPhone photography

Bookmark these tips for taking better pictures with your smartphone

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 27/11/18

Tip: Launch and grow your news podcast

Casual conversations and equipment of choice will help your podcast blossom, says Dávid Tvrdoň, podcast producer at SME.sk

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/11/18

Tip: Check out these resources for journalists interested in social media

Damian Radcliffe, chambers professor in journalism at the University of Oregon, offers 41 must read websites and newsletters to help you get ahead of the game

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/11/18

Tip: Take note of these digital security tips every journalist needs to know

Four hacks that journalists can implement today to protect themselves, their sources and their story

Posted by Caroline Scott on 20/11/18

Tip: Get to grips with bots, botnets and trolls

Learn the working definitions and methodologies to identify, expose, and explain disinformation online

Posted by Caroline Scott on 19/11/18

Tip: Six questions to ask (and answer) before launching a membership programme

Follow these six tips from the European Journalism Centre on launching a new membership model in your news organisations

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 14/11/18

Tip: How to report on mass shootings

Follow these tips when reporting on gun violence to improve the quality of your newsroom's coverage and deter copycats

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 13/11/18

Seven tips for better reporting on opinion polls and surveys

Bookmark these tips on spotting, understanding and reporting on margin of error

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 12/11/18

Tip: Break into political journalism

Follow these six insider tips if reporting on Brexit and politicians is your passion

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/11/18

Tip: Check out this advice for improving your e-mail signature

Leave a lasting impression with a personal, practical and professional send-off

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/11/18

Tip: Seven lessons in rebuilding trust in news organisations

Reporting original stories and changing hiring policy are among Damian Radcliffe's top tips to rebuilding trust in the media, and in doing so, boosting their revenue stream

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/11/18

Tip: Protect sensitive data with these digital security measures

Journalists should take extra precaution to protect sensitive sources and stories — here are four safeguards

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/10/18

Tip: Avoid these six freelancer pitching mistakes

The dos and don’ts when trying to get your pitch commissioned

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/10/18

Tip: Why you should keep your portfolio short and sweet

When going in for your next job, you only need to send in a selection of your best work — here are four reasons why

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/10/18

Tip: How using a physical planner can help you get organised

We love technology, but sometimes you just can't beat a paper diary...

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/10/18

Tip: How to land story scoops without contacts

No contacts? No problem. Here are six tricks ideal for students or journalists just starting out

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/10/18

Tip: Hone your investigative journalism skills in the digital age

Five round-ups from the Uncovering Asia conference, on how to investigate with your smartphone

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/10/18

Tip: Overcome networking nerves with these nine tricks

From going solo to an event to nailing elevator pitches, this is how to make the most of face-to-face networking

Posted by Jacob Granger on 16/10/18

Tip: Improve your proofreading skills with these pointers

Grace Carter shows you how to improve your copy before your content is published

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/10/18

Tip: Five must-have widgets for your Wordpress blog

Use these widgets to give your blog more zing

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/10/18

Tip: Improve your smartphone stories

Follow this guide to master story structuring and video editing on your mobile phone

Posted by Beth Andralojc on 05/10/18

Tip of the day: How to find paid broadcast experience

For many, paid work experience is an unattainable fantasy. But there are surprisingly easy ways to get noticed and get your foot in the door

Posted by Beth Andralojc on 04/10/18

Tip: How to create professional looking infographics

Bookmark these five useful tools for data visualisation

Posted by Beth Andralojc on 03/10/18

Tip: Using 4chan to cover conspiracy theories

True or false? Message board site 4chan may be an unlikely ally to help you find the answer

Posted by Beth Andralojc on 02/10/18

Tip: The best databases for enticing content

Bookmark these top data-rich sites for journalists

Posted by Beth Andralojc on 01/10/18

Tip: Create interactive stories with these three tools

Give your documentaries a twist with immersive, non-linear, multimedia content

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 26/09/18

Tip: How to start your own newsletter

Follow this guide on setting up your own email newsletter and showcase your expertise to a wider audience

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 25/09/18

Tip: Try these 10 new investigative tools

Try these tools for unearthing, accelerating, and keeping track of your investigations

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 24/09/18

Tip: 12 tools for reporting on hurricanes and other disasters

Check out this advice for making the preparation, evacuation, coverage and recovery a little bit easier and more complete

Posted by Caroline Scott on 21/09/18

Tip: Looking to teach journalism online? Check out this advice

If you are transitioning to teaching students online, take note of these tips

Posted by Caroline Scott on 19/09/18

Tip: Speed up your workflow with the ultimate cheatsheet for Wordpress keyboard shortcuts

When there are over 65 character combos, who needs a mouse when you can press ‘alt + shift + M’?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 19/09/18

Tip: Use this advice for interviewing children

Be human first, a journalist second

Posted by Caroline Scott on 17/09/18

Tip: how to correctly report on hurricanes

With Hurricane Florence dominating the news, here are nine tips on how to avoid spreading misinformation on weather phenomena

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 14/09/18

Tip: Know when to break your off-the-record promises

Kelly McBride’s two good reasons why journalists can go back on their word

Posted by Jacob Granger on 12/09/18

Tip: Check out this advice for launching a Wordpress blog

Bookmark this step-by-step guide to get started with your website

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/09/18

Tip: How to report about suicide

Bookmark these four tips on reporting about this sensitive issue

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/09/18

Tip: The ten essential things for freelance journalists

Suzi Dixon checks off the must-haves for your home office

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/09/18

Tip: Prevent plagiarism with these free online resources

IJNet recommends these four tools to detect copycat content

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/09/18

Tip: How to add IGTV to your social media strategy

This guide by Laura Holton will show you how to make the most of vertical videos within this new platform

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/09/18

Tip: Avoid making these six networking mistakes

Follow these tips on improving your networking skills and grow your pool of contacts

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/08/18

Tip: Check out these 10 steps to verify social videos

Video is among the hardest types of misinformation to fact-check, so how do you do it?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/08/18

Tip: Shooting in bright sunlight? Check out this advice

Six bright ideas to help you 'keep your cool' and get the shots you need

Posted by Jacob Granger on 28/08/18

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