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Journalists will be used to producing different pieces of content for various platforms, but rarely do we see a mix of formats within the same piece.
However, with timelapse, gifs, audio, slow motion, video, photos and 360-degree video on our smartphones – literally at our fingertips – reporters are now able to produce a range of content on-the-go, making multimedia storytelling easier than ever.
The BBC's new investigative unit, Africa Eye, published a detailed breakdown of its latest project last week, showing how open-source investigators verified a video from sub-Saharan Africa that had gone viral on social media.
Using a variety of freely available tools, staff at the broadcaster were able to verify that the footage, which showed two women and their children being killed by a group of soldiers, took place in Cameroon – a claim initially stated as 'fake news' by the Cameroonian government.
Although many news organisations are frustrated by Facebook's algorithm changes and limited direct monetisation opportunities, they still concentrate their resources on the platform for social media distribution and audience engagement, the latest study from The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has found.
Based on 21 interviews with editors and mangers at 12 newspapers and commercial broadcasters in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and the UK, Private Sector News, Social Media Distribution, and Algorithm Change found that the impact of the Facebook's algorithm changes has varied amoung news organisations, with those posting more content seeing less decrease in audience interaction – and in some cases, growth.
A new programme for primary schools has been launched to prepare 9-11 year olds to navigate the world of news and misinformation.
NewsWise, created by the Guardian Foundation, National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association, aims to create a generation of news-savvy children, capable of thinking critically about the information they are reading online.
A free masterclass is being offered to journalists in a bid to improve reporting on climate change and influence meaningful change.
Working with The Lookout Station, Disrupt Design have co-organised Solutions Hack For Journalist, a two-day masterclass to equip journalists with specialist tools and knowledge to bring into their newsrooms and report on climate change more effectively.
Now into its second season, the ‘pop-doc’ series Follow This launched by Buzzfeed in July, follows their staff as they explore ‘the stories relevant to our time'.
In this week’s podcast, we speak to Buzzfeed reporter Bim Adewunmi on documenting Afrovivalism and Amish romance novels, and show runner Jess Harrop on what the series sets out to achieve on the video streaming service.
The next newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 7 November 2018 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.
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.
Why not treat yourself to an extra day's training before the conference? Journalism.co.uk will be hosting a full day of training the day before the conference, running two hands-on workshops at The Bridge in London.
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