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Do you work with refugee journalists? If not, your news organisation may be missing out

Now in its second year, the Refugee Journalism Project, established by the Migrant Resource Centre and London College of Communication, helps exiled reporters and refugees tackle barriers that prevent them from re-establishing their careers in the UK.

Through group workshops, work placements and a one-on-one mentoring scheme, the project has seen many reporters go on to secure paid roles in the UK media, while others have used it to help support their entrepreneurial ventures, or to set themselves up as cultural experts.

It is not all about digital: New Internationalist has revamped their print magazine to bring in younger audiences

While publishers experiment with producing content for voice-controlled devices or concoct new Snapchat strategies, New Internationalist decided to go a different way and give their print magazine a makeover.

Formerly a monthly magazine, it is now going to be published once every two months. Hazel Healy, co-editor, said that reducing frequency allowed the team to add some extra pages, photojournalism features, and more long-form articles.

How collaborative podcast The Secret History of the Future aims to bring US audiences to The Economist

US-based web-magazine Slate has joined forces with the UK’s The Economist to publish a series of podcasts focusing on modern anxieties surrounding technology.

The collaborative ten-part series The Secret History of the Future broadcast their debut episode The Box That AI Lives In on 5 September, exploring the evolution of AI technology, guiding the audience from its origin as an 18th-century chess-machine to modern day companies like Amazon.

Tips, tricks and hidden features to help you make the most of Instagram

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Having reached one billion users in June this year, Instagram is proving to be quite the social media powerhouse.

Chances are, your news organisation is aiming to use the photo-sharing platform to engage with younger audiences, where 18-34 year olds dominate the space.

But are you really getting the most from the platform? If you are just using Instagram to share the odd photo with a lonely link to your website, you are missing out – big time.

App for journalists: Shapr, for networking with other media professionals

Journalists depend on a strong network of contacts to source new story ideas, gain valuable insights, find job openings and seek mentors.

But in the fast-paced world of digital journalism, it can sometimes be difficult to meet new people face-to-face – so we rely on relationships we build on social networks.

However, free app Shapr aims to help you network both online and offline, combining the much-loved swiping feature of Tinder with the professional purpose of LinkedIn.

Tool for journalists: Go Mic Mobile, for wireless audio capture on your smartphone

Go Mic Mobile® is a professional wireless microphone system designed to enable users to capture quality audio wirelessly using their smartphone.

Reporters simply mount a small receiver to their mobile device, plug it into their phone, and start recording for up to 13 hours of battery life.

They can choose from two microphone transmitter configurations: an omni-directional lavalier with beltpack, or handheld mic, which can be used on their own or simultaneously.

The next newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 7 November 2018 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

Over the past couple of weeks, the Journalism.co.uk team has been working on the programme for the event, and we are pleased to announce our first session ideas we are currently developing.

The tickets (£190+VAT) give you access to the full-day conference on Wednesday 7 November 2018 and include lunch and refreshments, as well as after-event networking drinks and a delegate ‘goodie’ bag. 

Book your place here.

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