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Here is the latest journalism news from this week:

Making it through the hiring process: how to impress in your next job application

In this week's podcast, we speak to Emily Gorton from Reach and Maria Beslin from the Liverpool Echo for their tips on impressing your future employers.

Gorton and Beslin explain what it takes to get employed at their publications, what you need to do before any job interview and how to make the best out of rejection. Listen here

The Seattle Times uses crowdfunding to stay independent as ad revenue dwindles

Dean Rutz/Seattle Times

Amid a crisis in local journalism, the Seattle Times is turning to crowdfunding to remain independent and avoid job losses.

The paper, one of the oldest news publishers in the United States, has created an Investigative Journalism Fund to help bolster their ranks.

Vice-president of innovation, product and development at The Seattle Times explains how the project is going and how they plan to develop the fund going forward. Read more

Former Fleet Street journalist sets up new local paper in his small home town

A retired reporter with over 25 years of experience in Fleet Street has set up a new local newspaper in his small home town in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Lawerence Hatton, former sub-editor at The Sun and reporter at the Daily Mirror, set up the Ilkeston Inquirer with his brother earlier this month to provide an outlet for news that matters to local people.

Despite concerns in the industry about the future of local journalism, the paper is already close to breaking even on print costs and has been supported by the local community. Read more

How to upload horizontal videos to Instagram's IGTV


With the latest update to IGTV, Instagram's video platform, we jog your memory on how to get started and let you know what's changed.

Our clear and simple-to-understand guide to the latest changes will make you an expert in no time. Read more

UK journalists often fall into 'us v them' trap when covering BAME communities

British reporters need to go out of their way to speak to people from different communities and not shy away, according to Birmingham-based investigative journalist Amardeep Bassey.

Bassey criticises "lazy journalism" by some publications, particularly over reporters' lack of understanding of individual perspectives and belief in misconceptions about BAME communities. 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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