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This week, Journalism.co.uk jetted out to the sun-scorched city of Nantes, France for the Festival de l'info locale.
On this podcast, we caught up with two experts on how news organisations can improve audience accessibility to local news with less negative reporting and nostalgic content. Listen now
The Financial Times has introduced a series of digital templates to help its journalists deliver more engaging storytelling content for the website.
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Being a freelance journalist has many advantages. The perks include creative variety, the flexibility of hours and freedom to work from home, but the absence of a fixed income can leave mental and financial strains.
The trick to removing the stress is working smarter and therefore leading a healthy work-life balance, according to Louise Goss, founder and editor of The Homeworker Magazine, a publication dedicated to providing tips on how best to work from home. Read more
Many journalists outside of the LGBTQ+ community are eager to tell the stories but find reporting around the topic difficult in fear of backlash should they get it wrong.
To help you navigate the maze, we spoke to a number of LGBTQ+ journalists about their views on reporting issues that are affecting them, and what news organisations can do better. Read more
Dreaming of a job reporting from racetracks and motor shows? The automotive and mobility industry is one gathering momentum as there are new advancements always afoot.
For the journalists trying to keep up and satisfy digital-hungry audiences, you need to have strong networking and interviewing skills to get the best content, explains Alex Kreetzer, editor of Auto Futures, a digital content and news hub on the automotive industry. Watch now
A new placement scheme will help tackle dwindling diversity figures in the UK audio journalism. The deadline for applications is 8 July 2019.
In its pilot effort, the Multitrack Audio Fellowship provides paid placement opportunities for aspiring journalists from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and from economically disadvataged groups. Disabeld journalists are welcome to apply too. Read more
Save the date: our next Journalism.co.uk social is on Tuesday, 9 July at The Parcel Yard pub near King's Cross. There will be no pitching, presentations or dress codes, just a (very informal) chance to meet and chat with other journos and news industry professionals. See you there!
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- UK audiences are switching off from covid-19 news to protect their mental health
- I am a local journalist: what can AI do for me?
- Try to ask the public "Are you happy?" next time you are covering an election campaign
- "You’re not writing the hardest-hitting stories but they mean something to someone"
- Slack group for freelancers grows into a social enterprise to seek financial sustainability