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Our ongoing selection of journalism and media news.

  • 4 January 2012 | {CATEGORY}

    Ten things every journalist should know in 2012

    Take a look at this useful list of 10 tips for journalists at the start of the year, compiled by
  • 11 February 2011 | {CATEGORY}

    Time magazine cover photo wins World Press Photo of the year award

    An image which caused controversy after appearing on the cover of Time magazine has been named as the 2010 World Press Photo of the year. Find out what the controversy behind the image was and why it caused such a stir.
  • 26 January 2011 | {CATEGORY}

    Al-Jazeera launches new unit to support future leaks

    Al-Jazeera recently launched a new Transparency Unit website. The new platform enables the public to submit content to the broadcaster such as documents, photos, audio and video clips, and story tip-offs, to be reviewed by its editorial team for potential coverage.
  • 10 December 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    Social media at the BBC

    The BBC network's news and stories provoke strong reactions from viewers and listeners on the organisation's own website and beyond. Keeping up with the discussion taking place on external sites and social networks, feeding it back to the newsroom and using it to inform BBC News coverage is social media editor Alex Gubbay's beat.
  • 10 November 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    ‘Why are we just doing static things?’

    Having a social media editor in the newsroom, someone who handles the official Twitter account say, while everyone carries on as before, isn't good enough for Burt Herman, founder of Storify.
  • 3 November 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    The bureau, the whistleblower and the data journalist

    When whistleblowing website WikiLeaks released 400,000 classified US military documents relating to the Iraq war on its website late Friday night, it was a collaborative effort by news organisations, journalists and the site hosting the information to communicate its impact to the public.
  • 8 October 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    Crowd-funded news site is sticking to startup roots, says founder, which won a grant from the Knight News Challenge in 2008, began in San Francisco, asking readers for small donations to fund pitches from journalists for local story ideas.
  • 1 October 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    Women ‘significantly underrepresented’ in the media, survey suggests

    A research project which monitors the gender of those in and reporting on the news claims women are "significantly underrepresented and misrepresented" in media coverage. It also suggests that gender bias has been carried into online news, where it is "just as dismal as in the case of traditional news media".