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Here is the latest journalism news from this week:

#MeToo #SolutionsToo grants enable journalists to report on sexual offences

The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) opened up a grant initiative back in October 2018, dubbed the ‘#MeToo #SolutionsToo Fund’

Journalism.co.uk spoke to three of the 13 recipients on how the money would enable them to report solution-focused stories to sexual offences outside of their communities. Read more

The Bristol Cable releases an interactive series about UK mafia boss 'The Cornerman'

Screenshot of the Cornerman series on thebristolcable.org

The Bristol Cable has released an exclusive interactive story, The Cornerman, exposing one of Britain's most elusive crime bosses, Andy Baker.

Conducted in collaboration with award winning journalist Michael Gillard, the four-part series of long form articles also features original surveillance video and audio embeds. Read more

Crafted storytelling vs raw content: which production style is mobile journalism best suited for?

In our weekly podcast, we hear highlights from the second episode of the Thomson Foundation's #MOJO Talk live video series where mobile specialist Glen Mulcahy dives deep into the trends, hacks and insights to help us stay on the cutting-edge of mobile journalism.

Philip Bromwell, mobile journalist, RTÉ, and Caroline Scott, former-deputy editor, Journalism.co.uk, join Mulcahy to discuss the pros and cons of shooting both 'professional' and off-the-cuff footage with a smartphone. Listen here

Why do journalists need to care about blockchain?

While the journalism community is slowly starting to take note of blockchain, for many it is still a mystery. But there is more to this technology than just Bitcoin, and an increasing number of startups use blockchain to address some of the biggest problems journalists face today, like misinformation or lack of trust in the media brands.

Daniel Sieberg, CEO of iO and principal iO Ventures, who co-founded the community-own journalism network Civil, said that blockchain, in a nutshell, is simply another way to use the Internet. Read more

Solutions-focused journalism can improve news audiences' mental health

Having secured her £11k backing last year, author Jodie Jackson will release her book ‘You are what you read’ on 4 April 2019.

Offering a sneak peek into her findings, Jackson said that she studied people who regularly read and wrote about solutions and has documented how they were more readily able to articulate contexts, failings and personal impacts around an issue, rather than dwelling on the problem itself. Read more

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