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When Hannah McKay started her career in photojournalism aged 24, she knew she was entering a heavily male-dominated industry: a recent report by The Drum indicates that fewer than one in seven front page pictures from the world's best publishers is taken by a woman.
However, the gender gap was not the only problem; she was by far one of the youngest news photographers around. Six years on and with a first recently-won Pulitzer price under her belt, she reflects on what it is like to be a young female photojournalist today.
When it comes to content analytics, journalists and editors mostly fall into two categories: datavors and dataphobes.
But the sheer volume of metrics available today can leave even the most ardent data enthusiast in a cold sweat.
What metrics are important to look at? And how do we use them?
In this week's podcast, we speak with Alastair Mackie, head of digital advertising development at the Financial Times, who tells us how the publisher is experimenting with audio by creating an interactive audio documentary to immerse audiences in stories about Berlin.
Since the Financial Times and Google announced the Hidden Cities project in 2015, the publisher has been aiming to help readers discover fresh perspectives on some of the world’s cultural and political capitals, including Brussels, Dublin, Rio De Janiero and London.
Following the announcement of Facebook’s £4.5m ($6m) Community News Project, Nick Wrenn, head of news partnerships EMEA at Facebook, said the social media platform 'has a responsibility' to support local news organisations and help them find sustainable business models.
The grant is the first of its kind from Facebook, and Wrenn will be pioneering the 'pilot scheme' that will fund the training of 80 journalists as they are embedded into five regional newsrooms (Reach, Newsquest, JPIMedia (formerly Johnston Press), Archant and Midland News Association), in partnership with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
Email correspondence plays a large role in how journalists meet deadlines and land stories, but it can be time consuming.
If you are a regular Gmail user, check out these free plug-ins, available to download on the G-suite marketplace, to help with those everyday tasks.
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