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Here is the latest journalism news from this week:
LinkedIn is not just a useful social media platform for networking and finding your next job, it can also be a place where news content can flourish, according to Katie Carroll, managing editor, Daily News, Americas & UK at LinkedIn, speaking at Hacks/Hackers this week (24 July 2019).
Carroll said there are some key tried-and-tested ways for journalists to boost engagement of native content and drive referral traffic on the platform. Read more
Dutch broadcaster Omrop Fryslân has trained all of its reporters to go out into the field and produce content that can be reused for TV, radio and online without the need for laptops and lugging around six or seven bags.
To make this possible, mobile journalist Wytse Vellinga has developed an internal handbook over the last five years which guides his colleagues step-by-step through making content go as far as possible. Read more
In the UK broadcast sector, women accounted for 41 per cent of senior management roles in 2018, up three per cent from the previous year. As for female representation across all levels, however, women accounted for 46 per cent of TV jobs, dropping one per cent from 2017.
There are however some initiatives worth mentioning to show this issue is making progress. Read more
International non-profit organisation Reporters Without Borders launched the digital help desk last week. It offers training, guidance and video explainers to teach journalists all about digital security. Read more
Since the start of the 2019, there have been 3,100 job cuts in the US media amid the continuing decline of digital advertising revenue - but one journalist who was made redundant this year is taking a stand.
John Stanton was a national reporter for BuzzFeed News US before being made redundant in January 2019. He co-launched the Save Journalism Project last month to create awareness around continuing job layoffs. Read more
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