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Tip: Tech guide to freelance journalism

Use these tools for everything from editing to monitoring your finances to make your freelancing life just a bit easier

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 17/06/19

Eight social media strategy tips to take into your next job interview

Impress your potential employers by showing them how you would boost their social presence, stay on trend and embrace TikTok

Posted by Jacob Granger on 14/06/19

Tip: Eight ways to use spreadsheets for data journalism

Use these handy tips to get the numbers right and have more time for focusing on your story

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/06/19

Tip: Make your stories more balanced

Use these seven free tools to overcome unconscious biases in day-to-day reporting

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/06/19

Tip: How to dig up information online

Learn how to scour social media with this tipsheet on finding personal information for your next investigation

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/06/19

Tip: Learn the latest social media language

#ICYMI: here are 101 acronyms to help stay on trend on the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/06/19

Tip: Reinvent your social media strategy

Make the most out of platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by being deliberate when it comes to amplifying content and engaging with audiences

Posted by Jacob Granger on 31/05/19

Tip: How to get journalists away from the newsroom

Here are five tips on how to afford to send reporters out in the field instead of being stuck at their news desk

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/05/19

Tip: Use these quick verification shortcuts

These easy-to-remember acronyms and go-to questions come in handy and save you time when assessing whether claims are true or false

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/05/19

Tip: Boost traffic to your website

Use these tried-and-tested free techniques to drive viewers to your blog or news site

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/05/19

Tip: Engage your Twitter followers

Here is why it pays for journalists and news organisations to reply to their social media audience

Posted by Daniel Green on 21/05/19

Tip: Create a powerful diversity statement

Send a strong message that your company is committed to internal and external inclusivity

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/05/19

Tip: Discover your first podcast

Learn how to download, stream and subscribe to the many different options out there on mobile devices

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/05/19

Tip: How to pitch stories to B2B publications

Use these four tricks of the trade to save your pitch from landing in the trash folder

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/05/19

Tip: Discover your next interviewee

Get the right voices for your articles with these four methods

Posted by Jacob Granger on 07/05/19

Tip: Avoid these podcasting clichés

Developing pet hates of throwaway lines can make you mindful of phrases to avoid in your own work

Posted by Jacob Granger on 02/05/19

Tip: How (not) to pitch stories to journalists

Ditch these overused buzzwords which result in a PR pitch ending up in the trash folder

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/05/19

Tip: How to handle the death knock

Here is how to report on death and grievance

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/04/19

Podcasts: easy mistakes, golden rules and learning curves

Podcast producers at BBC and Slate offer their expert advice on improving your audio storytelling

Posted by Jacob Granger on 26/04/19

Tip: Kickstart your journalism podcast

Freelance Pod is an example of the new possibilities journalists can find by venturing into the audio world

Posted by Jacob Granger on 26/04/19

Tip: Take your membership strategy to the next level

Adopt these member-driven methods and mindsets from the breakthrough success stories

Posted by Jacob Granger on 25/04/19

Tip: Step up your networking skills

Calm those networking nerves with these go-to icebreakers and conversation tricks

Posted by Jacob Granger on 24/04/19

Tip: Get the best out of citizen journalists

Use these insights from Detour Detroit's watchdog workshops for turning readers into reporters

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/04/19

Tip: How to build a successful AI project

What makes an innovative project work? Here are three tried-and-tested insights

Posted by Periklis Iakovidis on 18/04/19

Tip: Protect yourself from doxxing

Here is how to 'dox' yourself before your personal information lands in the wrong hands

Posted by Periklis Iakovidis on 17/04/19

Tip: How to become an Instagram sleuth

Use these 10 verification tools to find out whether Instagram posts are true or fake

Posted by Periklis Iakovidis on 16/04/19

Tip: Become a master of drone journalism

Follow these six steps to take breathtaking shots with your drone

Posted by Periklis Iakovidis on 15/04/19

Tip: Own your next job application

Cosmopolitan gets some professional insight on how to get hired

Posted by Jacob Granger on 12/04/19

Tip: Use these fallback interview techniques

When running low on questions, try these five strategies for in the moment inspiration

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/04/19

Tip: Four ways to combat innovation fatigue

Use these insights from 27 leading news publishers to help make lasting newsroom changes

Posted by Daniel Green on 08/04/19

Tip: Land your first job in journalism

Up your application odds with these first steps for students

Posted by Daniel Green on 05/04/19

Tip: Produce investigative journalism for television audiences

French show Cash Investigation shares tips for telling hard-hitting stories on TV screens

Posted by Daniel Green on 04/04/19

Tip: How to report on conspiracy theories

Follow this three-step plan to ensure that untruths are not given inappropriate airtime or column space

Posted by Daniel Green on 03/04/19

Tip: Build your own online portfolio website

It is time to ditch the scrapbook and move your portfolio online - here is how

Posted by Daniel Green on 02/04/19

Tip: Starting out with vox-pops

Have a burning question? Here is how to ask the public for their opinion

Posted by Daniel Green on 01/04/19

Tip: Put more heart into your hiring process

Call all recruiters: achieve better applications with these pointers

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/03/19

Tip: Get your social media strategy right

Use these insights and resources to connect with your followers and get them engaging with your content

Posted by Jacob Granger on 28/03/19

Tip: Refresh your SEO knowledge

These 18 actionable tips will help your content compete online in 2019

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/03/19

Tip: Use shadows to determine the time and date a picture was taken

Here is how to calculate when a scenery has been photographed using clues like shadows and sun position

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 20/03/19

Tip: Execute your digital transformation

Newsrooms can use these tried-and-tested indicators to see how digital changes have been implemented and adopted

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/03/19

Tip: Protect your off-the-record information correctly

Holding sensitive data? Check out these tips on how to keep them safe

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/03/19

Tip: Think twice before taking up that promotion

Here is how to decide whether moving up is the right move for you

Posted by Jacob Granger on 14/03/19

Tip: How to write an efficient call-to-action

Three pitfalls you should look to avoid if you want your readers to take up memberships or attend your next event

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/03/19

Tip: Make digital news more user-friendly for audiences with disabilities

Consuming online content is not so straightforward for audiences with disabilities, but how can newsrooms break down these barriers?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/03/19

Tip: Achieve cleaner copy with these proofreading pointers

Four insights on how to save your editor a headache

Posted by Zouhir Al-Shimale on 06/03/19

Tip: Best practices for reporting on climate change

Five clear-cut examples of how Reuters News reports on this complex issue

Posted by Jacob Granger on 26/02/19

Tip: Use these golden rules to networking

There is no point moaning about your lack of contacts; here is what you need to do to push yourself out of your comfort zone

Posted by Zouhir Al-Shimale on 22/02/19

Tip: Develop new interview techniques

Try out these 22 go-to questions in your next interview

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/02/19

Tip: How to start your collaborative data journalism project

Here are some tips on how to collaborate on a large investigative project

Posted by Zouhir Al-Shimale on 19/02/19

Tip: Explore the value of a side project

Here are seven reasons why journalists should add more strings to their bow

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/02/19

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