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Tip: How freelancers can collect late payments

If you're owed payment for your work, here are several ways you can speed up the process

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 11/12/17

Tip: Check out these recommendations for collaborating on projects

Here's how to make the most of working with other journalists on stories

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 08/12/17

Tip: Advice for transitioning from print to audio reporting

It's not enough just to do an audio version of your print story

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 07/12/17

Tip: Remember these guidelines when applying for a job in journalism

Use your cover letter to 'tell your story, not your work history'

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 05/12/17

Tip: Refresh your social media strategy with this advice

You may want to start posting fewer links to stories and get to know your readers better through community events

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 04/12/17

Tip: Open this data journalism advent calendar throughout December

The Journocode community is providing data journalism resources throughout the month

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 01/12/17

Tip: Use these 15 open-source tools for newsgathering, visualisation and storytelling

From finding contact details of sources, to visualising data making Freedom of Information requests, these tools can help improve your reporting

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 30/11/17

Tip: Check out these recommendations for improving your data visualisations

Remember these eight tips to ensure your data viz is both clear and appealing to the audience

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 29/11/17

Tip: How to take a visual approach to solutions journalism

'Not all multimedia elements included with a solutions story need to be solutions-defined reporting in their entirety'

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 28/11/17

Tip: Remember this advice for investigating hidden money

Here's how reporters can start tracing wealth stashed away by criminals and corrupt officials

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 27/11/17

Tip: Bookmark these tools to save your digital work

Here's how to preserve your published stories in case websites shut down

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 21/11/17

Tip: Take note of this advice for investigating large data leaks

The success of the Paradise Papers highlights the importance of collaborative work and the value of computer technology

Posted by Caroline Scott on 16/11/17

Tip: Use this card game to plan which storytelling elements your project should include

Here's how to plan and conceptualise a story for a specific topic and user

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 15/11/17

Tip: Check out this advice for editing Instagram images within the app

How can journalists ensure their photos stand out on the social network?

Posted by Caroline Scott on 14/11/17

Tip: Here are seven questions to ask before choosing comics journalism as a format for your story

Think about the space you will need to illustrate the topic, and how you will visually portray your sources

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 10/11/17

Tip: Here's how journalists can protect their work online

Check out these tools and advice for keeping digital information safe

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 08/11/17

Tip: Remember this advice for finding and developing sources

Working with sources is 'part skill, part art' – here's how to build meaningful relationships with your interviewees

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 07/11/17

Tip: 10 pointers for producing news packages for TV

Think of why the audience would care about the story, and try to balance visuals with interviews

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 06/11/17

Tip: Bookmark these tools for measuring the impact of stories

Check out these 3 tools for tracking and measuring conversations around particular topics

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 03/11/17

Tip: Ask these 4 questions before launching a membership programme

Thinking of asking your readers for financial contributions?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 02/11/17

Tip: These 9 newsletters can motivate you to get started with data storytelling

Looking for examples of data journalism projects or data visualisation?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 01/11/17

Tip: Take note of this advice for staying safe while covering conflict

Four tips for reporting on riots, earthquakes, or other potentially dangerous situations

Posted by Caroline Scott on 30/10/17

Tip: Here's how to create a timeline using KnightLab's TimelineJS

You can visualise data and information in a more interesting way using this open-source tool

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 27/10/17

Tip: Use these free training materials from ProPublica's Data Institute

The non-profit has published videos from the institute's coding classes, teaching HTML and CSS

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 26/10/17

Tip: Take note of these methods to get started as a freelance writer

New to freelancing? Here are six tips for finding work when you're going it alone

Posted by Caroline Scott on 25/10/17

Tip: Remember this advice for getting started as a sports journalist

Network, find your niche and more tips for breaking into sports writing

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 24/10/17

Tip: Check out this toolkit for shooting 360-degree video on mobile

Some of this equipment might come in handy if you're looking to experiment with 360-degree video in the field

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 23/10/17

Tip: Here’s how to better share analytics with your team

Are the numbers helping or hindering journalistic work in your newsroom?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 18/10/17

Tip: Check out these free tools for mobile audio

Recording and sharing on the go? Some of these apps could help

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 16/10/17

Tip: How to adapt large journalism projects for small newsrooms

Find out more about 'the Weird Al method' for drawing inspiration

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 13/10/17

Tip: Check out these multimedia resources from the ONA17 conference

Missed out on this year's event from the Online News Association? Here's some videos, audio and blogs of the sessions

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 12/10/17

Tip: Remember this advice for writing strong headlines for social media

Highlight an interesting point in your article instead of attempting to summarise it

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 11/10/17

Tip: Catch up with all the social media news of September with this list

How are your favourite platforms changing - have you missed any of the headlines?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 10/10/17

Tip: Here's what's behind some of the job roles at the intersection of journalism and technology

Do a community manager, a social media producer and an engagement editor have similar responsibilities?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 09/10/17

Tip: How to identify and debunk fake Twitter accounts

This 10-step guide explains how journalists can tackle fake Twitter bots

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 06/10/17

Tip: Bookmark these resources for planning digital initiatives in the newsroom

Thinking of starting a podcast, launching a newsletter, or hiring editorial staff? Make use of this collection of best practices

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 05/10/17

Tip: Use these platforms to collaborate on stories and projects

Working with multiple teams or organisations? Check out these resources for collaborative journalism

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 03/10/17

Tip: Remember these guidelines for covering mis- and disinformation

When is a false news story worth writing about, and what else can journalists do to stop the spread of misinformation?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 02/10/17

Tip: Check out these story formats that go beyond text

If you’re stuck, this digital storytelling guide can help

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 29/09/17

Tip: Take note of this advice for staying safe while covering a natural disaster

Check out this handy checklist for reporters to stay smart when covering a hurricane

Posted by Caroline Scott on 28/09/17

Tip: How to plan your story in virtual reality

Storyboarding for VR has its challenges – here's some advice

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 27/09/17

Tip: Take note of these live video lessons from Le Figaro

How does the title keep viewers engaged for 15 minutes at a time?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 25/09/17

Tip: Check out this fact-checking advice

How do you ensure your fact-checks reach your intended audience?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 22/09/17

Tip: How to keep your Twitter profile out of trouble

If you’re not sure you should tweet that, consider this advice first

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 21/09/17

Tip: Check out this list of newsletters about data journalism

Subscribe to one of these nine newsletters to keep up to date with data storytelling

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 19/09/17

Tip: Use this search engine for US public records

Sqoop helps journalists find patents, US Attorney’s Offices releases, and more

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 18/09/17

Tip: Bookmark this advice for local newsrooms to keep up with digital practices

Here's how to incorporate graphics, podcasts and other multimedia elements in your reporting

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 15/09/17

Tip: Remember these guidelines for good data journalism

Find the human story in the numbers and more tips for working with data

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 14/09/17

Tip: Check out this list of tools for creating social media posts

Looking for the right tool to make videos, GIFs of infographics? Take a look at this collection

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 13/09/17

Tip: How to produce captivating Instagram Stories

Check out this advice for making the most of Instagram's stories feature

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 12/09/17

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