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Here is the latest journalism news from this week:

The Times employs an AI-powered 'digital butler' JAMES to serve personalised news

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The Times is leveraging the power of machine learning to crack the mystery of audience engagement and brand loyalty.

Their AI-powered tool JAMES, which stands for Journey Automated Messaging for Higher Engagement through Self-Learning, uses data to get to know the habits, interests, and preferences of readers, acting as a digital butler. Read more

New training bursary to support young investigative journalists launched in memory of Lyra McKee

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Lyra McKee speaking at Newsrewired

The Centre for Investigative Journalism has announced the Lyra McKee Investigative Journalism Training Bursary in remembrance of the reporter who was shot in Creggan, Northern Ireland last month.

James Harkin, director, CIJ said the scheme wants to preserve the legacy of McKee by supporting those like her in the early stages of their career. It does this by equipping them with the skills and contacts needed to get employed. Read more

'Brexit bump' drives millions of UK readers to news websites

Brexit has dominated media attention ever since the 2016 referendum in which the UK public voted to leave the European Union.

On the plus side, media organisations have experienced a spike in website traffic, dubbed ‘Brexit bump,’ as a result. But just how much has the traffic gone up for local, national and international media, and how have they covered it? Read more

BuzzFeed UK launches #What2Watch live programme on Twitter

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Next month (6 June 2019), BuzzFeed UK will be launching a weekly live broadcast exclusively on Twitter called #What2Watch.

It will be hosted by social media editor, BuzzFeed UK Dionne Grant and journalist Scott Bryan. The new initiative is looking to leverage BuzzFeed UK's social media presence and engage with new audiences. Read more

Sustainable newsroom: relevance and trust are key for successful crowdfunding

InsideOver is Italian newspaper Il Giornale's latest collaborative project with an international investigative focus. But launching in two languages and on two mediums this month has come at great expense.

Why go to the trouble and how are they getting readers to chip in to send reporters abroad? The answer could be a combination of transparency and boldness. Read more

How can we improve LGBTQ+ diversity in journalism?

In this week’s podcast, we speak to news editor of Pink News, Tufayel Ahmed, about how to bring greater LGBTQ+ diversity into newsrooms and the content they produce.

Ahmed explains that news organisations are failing to represent the communities they serve and that hiring practices need to change to make sure LGBTQ+ voices are heard in traditional media outlets. Listen here

Eight newsroom beats you did not know covered climate change

Climate emergency is about people. News organisations everywhere are focusing in on climate change reporting. Some organisations even have a climate desk. However, you do not have to work the climate desk to cover climate change.

Here is how to find a new angle for reporting on how climate change impacts people's lives, rather than just leaving it to science and environment desks. Read more

Our Newsrewired digital conference takes place on 27 November 2019 at Reuters, Canary Wharf, London - driving diversity in your newsroom is on the agenda, head to Newsrewired.com to grab yourself a ticket

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