New Ways to Break the Humanitarian News

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How do you get ‘forgotten’ humanitarian stories seen in a world where so much news conflicts for attention? For Julie Mollins, a senior journalist with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters which owns the Reuters news agency, it is by creating and nurturing communities-based ad-free news channels. Julie is communities editor… Read more »

Old-School Skills Can Get You Ahead

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There is a content explosion and a demand for writers, editors and brand journalists with solid journalistic backgrounds. Here’s how to take advantage of the opportunities.

3 Steps to Live Tweeting an Event

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One way to get more out of conferences, webinars and other professional development events is to live tweet the highlights. Having been a newspaper reporter eons ago, I wanted to give it a try – so I did, with less-than-perfect results! But I┬álearned some useful lessons to share. Why would you want to do it?┬áLive… Read more »

Kevin Anderson: How News is Amplified in Times of Crisis

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Kevin Anderson is a freelance journalist and digital strategist working with news organisations and journalists around the world to help them develop strategies and learn skills to prepare them for digital, multi-platform journalism. At the LIFT12 event in Geneva, Switzerland, Kevin talked about how he has seen social media being used during crises, from humanitarian… Read more »

Mohammed Ademo: Citizen Journalism in Africa

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Raised in the Oromia region in Ethiopia, Mohammed Ademo never lost touch of his roots. A dual-degree Masters candidate in Journalism and International Affairs at Columbia University, Mohammed has worked with non-profit organizations as a human rights activist. The founder and editor of OPride, a multimedia website that aggregates news about Oromo, Ethiopia, and the… Read more »