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By 2019, 80% of all internet traffic will be for video – the online world is far from being only about text and images. One of the most interesting new strands of this video revolution is live-streaming: it offers a unique level of intimacy and immediacy to users. But what should you use? Periscope Periscope has a number of benefits. It is owned...
Got an appetite for edible insects? This grasshopper stir fry serves four people and takes a mere 10 minutes to cook. Recipe courtesy of Grub. Ingredients -60 Grub Grasshoppers -150g pak Choi -100g tenderstem broccoli -75g green beans -75g mangetout -1 red onion, sliced -2 cloves of garlic, diced -2 fresh red chillies, thinly sliced -1 small piece of ginger, grated -8g sesame seeds (half black and half white if possible) -1...

SEO tips

Content is uploaded on Internet every second, but unfortunately much of it goes unseen. You might be asking: “what’s the problem?” But the solution is quite simple; everything relies on the SEO (Social Engine Optimization) and social strategy. SEO is the visibility of content in search engines. The higher an article is ranked within a search result list, the more visits...
Facebook can be a very valuable tool for traffic for many websites, and mastering an online presence on the social platform is often the difference between life and death of a publication. Recently, Facebook's algorithm has been modified to promote visual content, such as pictures and videos, over plain text posts. Data published last November seems to be showing they are on the right track,...
analytics and newsroom
and Esmeralda Sandoval Analytics are some of the most effective tools publishers have for distributing stories. Yet, implementing analytics and tailoring them to an organizations specific needs has proved challenging for many news rooms. We spoke to Federica Cherubini, a media consultant and editorial researcher who worked for the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in Paris.   Together with Rasmus...
migrant files nicolas kayser bril
The Data Journalism Awards organised by the Global Editor’s Network (GEN) showcase some of the best data journalism every year. Here we take a look at past winners in anticipation for this year's awards. In August 2013, Nicolas Kayser Bril, a French data journalist and CEO of Journalism ++, started The Migrant Files project along with 15 other European journalists in order to document the...
BBC City Hack judges, BBC News Labs officials and members of The Neutrons team that won the challenge.
A prototype of a tool that seeks to detect biased reporting of scientific research has emerged tops at the first City University London Hackathon. The aim of the model, christened Neutron, is to help detect “churnalism”— reproduction of press releases sent to newsrooms by scientists and research institutions. “Neutron will help to detect this problem by inserting a quote from a...
We joined BBC News Labs University Challenge for its first day. After a good breakfast, Neil Maiden, Sylvia Tippmann, Lei He, Basile Simon and Francesco Negri from BBC News Labs gave a briefing and organised us into three teams. Teaming up at #BBCityHack @BBC_News_Labs pic.twitter.com/tbx77o9kr2 — Sylvia Tippmann (@SyTpp) 27 February 2016   //platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsIn groups of three to five journalists, data scientists, and programmers, we brainstormed ideas for a tool that...
City Hacks
The first City University London Hackathon will take place this weekend as part of the BBC News Labs’ University Challenges. Organised by BBC News Labs & Connected Studio in collaboration with City, the event brings together 23 participants from the university’s Journalism and Computer Science programmes. The goal, according to BBC News Labs data scientist Sylvia Tippmann, is to build a...
Data Journalism Awards
Are you a journalist with a data-driven project you are proud of? Apply to the Data Journalism Awards (DJAs) 2016 now The Data Journalism Awards are the biggest competition to reward the world's best data journalism. Submission is open until 10 April 2016. Interhacktives is a proud media partner of the DJAs. We’ll be publishing interviews, advice and showcasing past winners until the 12...
Hailing from a tiny Californian town, where the main mode of transport takes the literal measurement of horse power, Megan Lucero is quite the outlier. The energetic 27-year-old – who was remarkably promoted from intern to data editor at The Times and The Sunday Times in just four years – would certainly stand out if you found her in a spreadsheet....
Queen of data Marianne Bouchart shared her top data portals - and a few tricks - at this month's news:rewired conference. Bouchart is Communications Director and Data Journalism Awards Manager at the Global Editors' Network. She founded Hei-Da.org, a not-for-profit specialising in data-driven projects and storytelling - check out their Data Journalism Blog. She also spent three years at Bloomberg as data journalism and graphics...
Financial Times data journalist John Burn-Murdoch
At the tender age of 27, John Burn-Murdoch is one of the leading young lights of data journalism in the UK. His brief career to date has already taken in The Guardian, The Telegraph, Which? Magazine, and The Financial Times, where he's been working in a coveted data journalist role since 2013. Raised in Yorkshire, Burn-Murdoch also channels his passion for spreadsheets and...
Yesterday the #Interhacktives went to the November meet-up of Hacks Hackers. We heard a number of fascinating and inspiring speakers and here are the five things we took away from the evening! 1. News reporting is changing: from traditional ‘patches’ to ‘issues’ The Buzzfeed UK editor in chief Janine Gibson explained how Buzzfeed approached news by treating stories as issues rather than...
Stay tuned for this months hot Hacks/Hackers event. It features Janine Gibson (@janinegibson) editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed UK, Mukul Devichand (@MukulDevichand) creator and editor of BBC Trending and Blathnaid Healy (@blathnaidhealy) UK Editor @mashable. (function() { var lb24 = document.createElement('script'); lb24.type = 'text/javascript'; lb24.id = '24lbScript'; lb24.async = true; lb24.charset="utf-8"; lb24.src = '//v.24liveblog.com/embed/24.js?id=1311051'; (document.getElementsByTagName('head') || document.getElementsByTagName('body')).appendChild(lb24);})();
Frank Turner, folk rock singer-songwriter, talks to Interhacktives about data journalism, power and taxes. What do you think of the new commission on Freedom of Information? It’s bullshit. The concept of democratic government is that it’s a servant of the people it represents. I pay my taxes and frankly if someone’s fucking around with my money, I demand the right to...
In 2008, Nicolas Kayser-Bril, a young graduate in media economics, fell into data journalism by chance because he could code simple stuff. He began his career by publishing stories with Le Monde and The Post ( the previous version of the Huffington Post in France). In 2010, he was part of the team at OWNI, a French digital think...
I lived in Beijing for a year, which was an amazing, terrifying and eye-opening experience, all at the same time. As anyone who has lived in Asia will know, WeChat is a must, and most of us could not sing its praises more highly. Here are the five reasons you need to get WeChat in and around your life. Networking China is,...
We decided to take a look through the Wayback Machine tool to watch the evolution of the Beeb online. The machine is a neat tool that has archived 445 billion web pages. On the 21st December, 1996, John Major was Prime Minister; Mars Attacks, 101 Dalmatians and the English Patient were in cinemas; and the BBC’s website looked like this… That's a...
Why live tweet? Share: If you’re interested in an event you’re attending, the chances are that others who can’t make it or don’t already know about it will be interested too. Live tweet to give them an insight into the best bits of what’s being said. Grow: You will gain followers, exposure and skills. You’ll catch people’s attention. And live tweeting...