The Journalism.co.uk editorial team brings you a weekly look at some of the latest innovations in digital journalism, and speaks to industry experts on how newsrooms are approaching key challenges and opportunities in the industry.
Sudakshina Bhattacharjee, content marketer, on expanding your career options
Thursday 18 February 2021
: Digital journalists have a range of skills that are sought-after in wider trades. A journalist-turned-commercial writer explains how to find...
Robyn Vinter, founder of The Overtake, on closing down the publication
Thursday 11 February 2021
: The Overtake said 'thank you and farewell' to its supporters last week after a five-year stint. Its founder explains why she decided to call...
Catherine Gicheru, ICFJ Knight fellow, on supporting African women journalists affected by the pandemic
Thursday 04 February 2021
: The African Women Journalism Project was launched in July last year to help women in East and West Africa rise through the ranks of their...
Abbianca Makoni, independent producer, on documenting UK women gangs
Thursday 28 January 2021
: In her spare time during the pandemic, the Evening Standard journalist has been working on a solutions-focused investigation into women...
Samantha Tomaszewski, social strategy leader, BuzzFeed, on career in social media audience engagement
Thursday 21 January 2021
: Journalism graduates often feel that working in social media is a pipeline dream. An experienced social media journalist shares words of...
Paul Connolly, investigative broadcast journalist, on the art of the interview
Thursday 14 January 2021
: The reporter behind Netflix show 'Inside the World's Toughest Prisons' shares his tips on getting an interviewee to open up and remaining...
Josh Helmuth, morning news anchor for KRDO, on being a journalist on YouTube
Thursday 07 January 2021
: Journalists practically live on Twitter but few have a YouTube channel. A US local TV reporter reveals how he thrives on the platform...
Christmas special: what is your one hope or wish for the media industry in 2021?
Wednesday 23 December 2020
: 2020 has not been kind to our newsrooms. Journalism.co.uk looks at what our community truly wants to see maintained or changed in the year...
Erin McCann, deputy editor, express desk at NYT, on managing a remote breaking news team
Thursday 17 December 2020
: This year, the New York Times added a 24/7 news team to its London office but the pandemic forced it to rethink the way journalists work. A...
Newsrewired special: Penelope Jones, founder of My So-Called Career, on building a resilience toolkit
Thursday 10 December 2020
: 2020 reminded us that anything can happen to our careers in the near or distant future. An expert media career coach helps you create an...
Newsrewired special: Julie Posetti, global research director of ICFJ, on post-pandemic future
Thursday 03 December 2020
: Journalists are burnt out, newsrooms resources are stretched and disinformation is rife; 2020 has been a miserable year so let us put it...
John Crowley, freelance journalist, on working from home - or is it living at work?
Thursday 26 November 2020
: Crowley's recent survey revealed that lockdown has been a mixed experience for journalists: some have enjoyed the comfort of their homes,...
Lucy Kueng, senior research associate at RISJ, on leading digital transformation in an age of disruption
Thursday 19 November 2020
: Covid-19 added pressure on newsroom directors and heads of departments who were already grappling with pre-pandemic problems like...
Imriel Morgan, host of Wannabe Podcast, on sustaining the impact of Black History Month
Friday 13 November 2020
: Many news organisations turn to stories celebrating the black community during October, but how can we keep the momentum going all year...
Isabelle Roughol of Borderline podcast, on the pros and cons of 'indie journalism'
Thursday 05 November 2020
: Only a few months ago, the former LinkedIn international editor decided to start up her own podcasts, newsletter and a Patreon membership....
Ed Conway, economics editor at Sky News, on data and AR in the US election coverage
Thursday 29 October 2020
: The race to the White House will be decided in some key battleground states. Sky News is planning a night of augmented reality visuals and...
Richard Holmes, investigative reporter of BuzzFeed News, on the FinCEN Files investigation
Thursday 22 October 2020
: BuzzFeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists teamed up to sift through 2,000 of the most sensitive government...
Ronson Chan, deputy assignment editor of Stand News, on press freedom in Hong Kong
Friday 16 October 2020
: Because of Hong Kong's administrative status, local media have a unique access to information about China that is widely off-limits to the...
Theo Chikomba of BBC News, and Ishwari Yardi at University of Leeds, on mentorships during covid-19
Thursday 08 October 2020
: A mentor and the mentee talk about best practices around providing guidance to students wanting to enter the media industry
Josh Hinkle of KXAN on translating solutions journalism to local TV news
Thursday 01 October 2020
: The director of investigations and innovation at a US-based TV station talks about using the traditionally long-form style of reporting in...
Megan Marrelli, program manager of Meedan, on fact-checking health information during covid-19
Thursday 24 September 2020
: As there is still so much we do not know about the coronavirus, Meedan's Digital Health Lab answers journalists' burning questions on...
Cassius Rayner, iPhone filmmaker, on staying creative during covid-19
Thursday 17 September 2020
: Like most freelancers, Rayner lost his income during the pandemic while fearing for his health. But rather than giving up, he poured his...
Kim Bui, director of audience innovation at Arizona Republic, and David Cohn, co-founder of Subtext, on building reader relationships via SMS
Friday 11 September 2020
: Texting our friends is normal, getting texts from news outlets is unusual. But this is how US journalists are keeping their most loyal...
Mariel Richards, CEO of gal-dem, on launching a membership programme during covid-19
Friday 04 September 2020
: When the pandemic hit, gal-dem lost £60k in ad revenue in just a couple of weeks. So it asked the community to support its independent...
Hannah Storm, CEO of Ethical Journalism Network, on mental health in the newsroom during covid-19
Thursday 27 August 2020
: Isolated, anxious and unable to share: the pandemic has brought about a concerning combination of stressors that journalists must deal with....