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Anatomy of a Twitter thread: is long-form tweeting great for journalism?

Twitter is often linked to journalism for two reasons. Firstly, its real-time nature makes it a perfect place to discover breaking news. Secondly, well,...

What WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption means for journalism and how to use...

The last time I checked, WhatsApp was not one of the most popular social media apps among journalists. It was trailing Twitter, Facebook, Messenger, and Line...

City hosts BBC News Labs’ University Challenges

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...

BBC on the WWW: the website from 1996 to now

We decided to take a look through the Wayback Machine tool to watch the evolution of the Beeb online. The machine is a neat...

Interview with Kerry Alexandra, BBC UGC producer

Kerry Alexandra is a User Generated Content (UGC) Producer at the BBC. She told Interhacktives about how UGC is the new frontline of news, and...

Interview with Jeremy Tarling, BBC senior data architect

Interhacktives sat down with Jeremy Tarling, senior data architect for the BBC, to find out what the world’s premier news organisation is doing in...

Interhacktives Live Blog @ ONA Need for Speed

This afternoon from 5 PM, Interhacktives will live blog from the Online News Association discussion and networking event of 2014. Journalists and guest speakers will discuss how...

Who did it best? Data coverage of the 2013 local elections

Yesterday the final results were in for Thursday’s 2013 council elections, and true to form some of the biggest media publications were not content...

Data Journalism Awards 2013 Shortlist Released

I blogged earlier in the year on the 2013 Data Journalism Awards and promised to keep you posted, and can now reveal that the...

Interview: James Ball data journalist at the Guardian

James Ball is a data journalist working for the Guardian investigations team, which he joined after working for Wikileaks and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He is...

How See Tickets outraged 100,000 BBC Radio 1 listeners

On the weekend of June 23, nearly a hundred thousand people will descend upon the Hackney Marshes for BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend music...

Breaking the news on Twitter

Breaking news on Twitter is not something that's new, but it is now being seemingly regulated by the powers-that-be at Sky News and the...

It all started on social media: bin Laden announced dead

It was meant to be a silent victory in the War on Terror. A carefully managed assassination of the world’s most wanted terrorist, an...

It all started on social media: the domino effect

February 2011 was the month of the domino effect. Following on from the popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, social media was flooded with...