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Fighting fake news is not just a journalist’s battle

How do you fight fake news? It’s a question I’m often asked, and as a journalist in the business for 35 years, I find it a frustrating one, because it’s often presented as if it’s a new question, and one that technology can answer. It’s…

Journalists are mobile warriors: we should upgrade our kit

  I’ve been a nomad worker for some time. And I’m shocked at how few journalists seem to be prepared for mobile working. So I thought I’d offer a few tips. If you can afford it, buy your own equipment. I’ve been buying my own laptop…

Know Your Audience, Build a Clique

Many great actors failed to adapt from silent movies to the “talkies” and disappeared from the big screen. By the same token, many great journalists risk fading away because they are not adjusting from the era of virtually silent audiences…

Newsrooms need HR specialists not technologists in top roles

A significant portion of your newsroom is hiding from you …

Sustainable change starts at the top

Before media companies can shift their business strategies toward digital, they must first change the structure and culture underpinning their organisations, writes Dr Tilmann Knoll, head of management development at Germany’s Axel…

Journalists are more negative about their work

Six in 10 journalists say that journalism in the U.S. is going in the wrong direction.

The Art and Science of Hiring for Media Startups

Starting up a news site has become the easiest thing in the world over the last decade, but building a long-lasting media company from scratch is among the hardest. Hiring the right people is essential to building a sustainable media…

Global Editors Network News Summit: Remaking the newsroom

The Global Editors Network News Summit is one of Doug Arellanes’ favourite tech-journalism conferences of the year because it is the best place to find out about cutting edge digital media topics in an easily accessible way. This year, the…

Hacked news organisations help you spot the next attack

Hacktivists have been on a roll, taking over the Twitter and WordPress accounts at a number of high profile news organisations recently. In the best tradition of journalistic transparency, two victims have shared the lessons they have…

Tales from the frontline: The good, the bad and the ugly

If you have struggled with your content-management system, don’t worry you’re not alone. CMSs have been a common source of frustration for journalists and editors for years. Here we look at some of the lessons news organisations have…