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How to keep your editorial Twitter accounts from being hacked

More than a half dozen major news organisations including Reuters, Al Jazeera, the BBC and The Guardian have had their Twitter accounts taken over by hackers in the last year, and outlets in emerging democracies could be next. Twitter is…

Twitter: Advanced search tools for journalists

Twitter has a number of advanced search options that will help journalists find updates and photos to help them illustrate their stories. It can help them zero in on updates with photos, as well as finding updates by location so they can…

Using photo-sharing site Flickr to source UGC images

In the first of several guides to user-generated content, we’ll look at Flickr, an early photo sharing site now owned by Yahoo. It has a number of features that make it useful for finding photos that you can use to illustrate your stories.

Advanced digital security for journalists

Over the past few years, digital attacks on journalists have become much more sophisticated. With our heavy reliance on email and social media, digital security is something that all journalists need to learn, whether you’re working in…

Ekstrabladet.dk editor: How to deliver the best journalism for print and digital

In our first Digital Briefing Live feature, we speak to Geir Terje Ruud, the editor of Ekstrabladet.dk, the website of the popular Danish tabloid. He discusses print-digital story planning and newsroom organisation. He also talks about…

Journalists in Jamaica and Nigeria share social media lessons

In many parts of the world, social media has changed journalism for audiences and journalists. This phenomenon is global, and we take a look at a study in Nigeria and observations in Jamaica to see how journalists are using social media in…

Common sense digital security for journalists

Digital media brings a huge range of benefits to journalists, allowing you to reach new audiences, engage them via social media, and try new story-telling techniques using an ever increasing set of often low-cost tools. However, digital…

What social media success looks like and how to achieve it

With social networks and social media attracting hundreds of millions of users, news organisations have worked hard to develop social media strategies. One of the biggest questions amongst editors and media executives has been whether the…

Writing online headlines that grab your audience

Headline writers need to update their skills for the digital age. We look at why and how to write headlines that get better play on Google and other search engines, and entice readers to click.

Brazil holds first newspaper-backed hacker marathon

On June 23, the Brazilian newspaper Estado de S. Paulo will sponsor the first hacking marathon in Brazil. It was the first time that a media organisation in Brazil will support such an event. Hackathons or hackdays bring together…