In this week's podcast we take a closer look at why freedom of the press is important for a healthy democracy and what is being done to advocate for wrongfully imprisoned journalists worldwide.
This week we speak to:
Alex Miller, global head of content, VICE
Peter Greste, journalist, Al Jazeera
Mohamed Fahmy, former Al Jazeera English bureau chief
The use of drones by individuals and even some media companies is limited by a number of factors: the eagerness to embrace new technology, potential lack of financial resources, heavy legal implications and concerns around privacy, to name just a few.
In this podcast we speak to John Mills, lecturer and researcher at UCLan's Media Innovation Studio and its Civic Drone Centre, about the potential for drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in journalism, looking at how news outlets have used this technology and what else they could be doing.
Data journalism is still seen to a certain extent as a specialism, the exclusive expertise of a handful of people in the newsroom, if any have the skills at all.
But in the digital era, newsrooms should be looking to data journalism as one of the skills that will become essential within the next decade. What can your organisation, regardless of its size, do to get up to speed?
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There's a lot of talk about a revival in podcasts but radio never really went away, it just found new channels. The spoken word has always been the most popular form of imparting information, so what makes a good radio journalist?
In this week's podcast, Alastair Reid gets advice from:
- Guy Raz, host and correspondent, NPR
- Nick Garnett, reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live
As the popularity of video-streaming apps grow, along with the digital revolution in mobile technology, journalists have found a new way of telling stories.
News organisations across the world are beginning to use Snapchat and Periscope to report on international stories, such as the current refugee crisis.
This week we speak to:
Ravin Sampat, senior audience engagement producer, BBC
Paul Ronzheimer, reporter, BILD
Tyler Borchers, senior audience strategy editor, TIME
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Online communities provide a fantastic opportunity for journalists looking to network with each other, share tips and advice, find story ideas and get rid of any isolation that might come with working on individual projects from home.
In this week's podcast we will be looking at how these online communities can benefit everyone within the journalism industry, from student journalists to those that are highly experienced, whether freelance or in a permanent position.
This week's guests are:
Susan Grossman, journalist, coach and mentor, JournoAnswers
Livia Albeck-Ripka, freelance journalist
Ivan Lajara, life editor, Daily Freeman and founder #dfmchat
As the new term kicks off, how can students set themselves up for success in the media industry from the very first weeks?
Journalism.co.uk speaks to journalism course leaders to get their advice on ways students can make the most of their time on a journalism degree – and how to get that coveted work experience that will help them stand out.
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Are news outlets doing enough to safeguard and promote the truth?
A recent report from the Tow Center, titled Lies, Damn Lies and Viral Content, suggests they are not, and demands higher standards of journalists in making sure the truth shines through.
In this week's podcast, news editor Alastair Reid speaks to
- Craig Silverman, founder of Emergent.Info and author of Lies, Damn Lies and Viral Content
- Margarita Noriega, director of social storytelling, Fusion
In journalism, where it is rarely for two career paths to have followed the same trajectory, mentorship enables reporters to learn from each other and offer support to those looking to follow in their footsteps.
The Coalition for Women in Journalism is a not-for-profit initiative that launched in March 2017 to foster guidance and camaraderie between female journalists around the globe.
The network connects experienced journalists with female correspondents and freelancers who can apply for mentorship if they have an assignment that requires them to travel to a new country for example, or if they are looking for the expertise of a local, established reporter.
In this week's podcast, we speak to Kiran Nazish, journalist at New America and co-founder of the Coalition for Women in Journalism, who explains what type of support the network offers, the value of mentorship, and what's next for the organisation.
From mobile video to podcasts and virtual reality, numerous trends shaped the media industry in 2015 and many of them are here to stay.
So what are the skills journalists should develop, or acquire in 2016, and how can they can get a head start in the process?
Our guests this week are:
Damian Radcliffe, Carolyn S. Chambers professor in journalism at University of Oregon
Martin Stabe, head of interactive news, Financial Times
Lisa Pollack, head of new projects, Financial Times
Eric Athas, editorial training manager, NPR
When it comes to knowing your audience and measuring success, pageviews and shares can only get you so far. There's a new metric on the block, and it's all about time.
How many stories on your site are read right down to the last line? What does that mean in a wider sense? And why it is even important?
In this week's podcast, Abigail Edge speaks to three experts about why journalists should care about time metrics:
– Dan Valente, data scientist, Chartbeat
– Evan Hansen, head of content labs, Medium
– Chris Moran, digital audience editor, the Guardian
Solutions journalism, also know as constructive journalism, is the method of investigating solutions to problems, rather than solely reporting on the issues themselves.
It is thought to not only engage audiences, but to also change the way news consumers think and feel about the world, by empowering them to understand how problems can be tackled more effectively.
This week's guests are:
- Samantha McCann, network curator, Solutions Journalism Network
- Mary Hockaday, controller, BBC World Service English
- Seán Dagan Wood, editor-in-chief, Positive News
The emerging field of non-fiction virtual reality (VR) is growing faster than ever, with new projects announced on an almost daily basis.
Clouds Over Sidra, The Enemy and Assent are just a few of the immersive documentaries that have been produced around the idea of VR as an 'empathy machine', capable of making audiences better relate to the lives and stories of others.
This week's podcast looks at how the traditional documentary is being reinvented for virtual reality and 360-degree video, and the consequences of that – for the industry and the audience.
Speaking at i-Docs 2016 last week, Mandy Rose, director of the University of England’s Digital Cultures Research Centre, discussed the challenges of introducing 'presence' into storytelling.
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