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How to stand out online as a student digital journalist

These days, it feels like breaking into journalism is a more competitive landscape than ever before. So what can you do to rise above...

An introduction to Sina Weibo for journalists

What is Weibo? Pronounced as “way bor”, it is the Chinese word for “microblog”. And it is also the name of one of the...

What Snapchat’s Map update means for journalism

Snapchat has made Maps available on the web, so is this another masterstroke or are journalists being given a tool that users didn’t respond to?

The Coral Project’s Sydette Harry: ‘People feel that journalism doesn’t seem...

We love the Internet because it’s a treasure chest of information, and a place where we can join groups to communicate with people who...

Social Media for Journalists: Making a case for Facebook

There is one clear fact about journalism and social media, i.e. Twitter is the ‘Holy Grail’ for journalists. The 140 characters in a tweet...

Data day: The rise of fake news on Facebook

Did Pope Francis endorse Donald Trump? Did Hillary Clinton sell weapons to Isis? If you don't know the answers to these questions, you may...

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...

Sociotope brings your online identity to life

While browsing data visualisations on Pinterest the other day, I came across an interesting-looking tool: Sociotope, a social media experiment which takes the data...

Interview: Capioca’s Rebecca Findley on meaningful social networks

If you’re someone who loves ideas, projects and discovery, you’ll be right at home in the new social network that’s currently creating buzz online. Capioca...

Our favourite #AdviceForYoungJournalists

If you were on Twitter yesterday, you probably noticed the trending hashtag #AdviceForYoungJournalists, which was sparked off by a bitingly cynical blog post from financial journalist Felix Salmon....

A social media style guide for local newspapers

Declining print circulations, traditionalism, internal politics, a small budget. These are problems that don't just affect local newspapers, but it hits them worse. So...

6 tools for measuring social media success

Lies, damned lies and statistics - everyone knows this famously pithy quote often attributed to 19th century British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli. In the...

Snapchat Discover: will it work?

Snapchat has launched its Discover platform - a new way to present stories to target its young, casual audience. Mail Online, Vice and Yahoo! News are just...

Facebook alternatives: The Smart Social Networker’s Guide

Throughout most of its ten-year history, people have been threatening to leave Facebook. There are plenty of good reasons for doing it, from Facebook’s constantly...

I Wrote a Tweet: What Big Numbers Can Do To You

I wrote a tweet. I say ‘wrote’. There were no words, just four images. The first three were screenshots of the possession statistic during the...

6 sites that show why data is beta

New to data journalism and keen to learn but unsure about the kind of stories you could uncover with numbers? Well worry not because the Interhacktives...

PMQs liveblog

Read our live blog of PMQs on 30 April 2014. It was a barnstorming session, featuring the Speaker at his wittiest.

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...

The News Hub: a bridge between social media and journalism?

Taking ideas from Reddit, Twitter and Facebook, The News Hub is taking a new approach to harnessing the power of the internet for journalism...

Two hours of Interhacktivity: #hackshangout

Our tutorial on data journalism will start at 6pm today (Monday 24th March) – click here for the link.   To see last week's tutorial on social media...