Digital journalism by tomorrow's digital journalists
Twitter is allowing users to opt into a professional account via its “Twitter For Professionals” tab. Introduced at the beginning of October, this new Twitter feature provides those who use the platform for work a new set of tools, enhancing their endeavours. This includes features like Twitter Ads, Quick Promote, …
BBC News launches on TikTok
BBC News has launched a TikTok account – despite previously saying that it had no plans to create content for the platform.
Transform Google Sheets data into graphs with Canva
Canva has integrated Google Sheets into its website, allowing users to easily transform data into eye-catching data visualisations.
How Journalists Covered COP26 on TikTok
Journalists and creators took to TikTok to cover the COP26 conference in Glasgow, which came to a close on Friday. The popularity of COP26 content on the video-sharing platform highlights the increasing number of reporters using the app to reach a younger audience. Sophia Smith Galer, Senior News Reporter at …
QAnon: What the social media crackdown could mean for digital journalists
The rise of QAnon this year has prompted social media platforms to take action on limiting its outreach. From Facebook to Twitter to 4Chan bulletin boards, it’s fair to say that QAnon is a product that lives and breathes almost exclusively in the digital space.
How to improve your audience engagement using LinkedIn stories
LinkedIn have become the latest social media platform to jump on the stories bandwagon. Here’s how journalists can make the most of the new feature.
This is fake! How to spot fake news and image online?
While the outbreak of COVID-19 getting severe, in March, there is a wave of misinformation on social media.
How Taiwan use technologies to fight coronavirus?
With less 100 confirmed cases, Taiwan, an island of 23 million people just off the coast of China, has managed to avoid the outbreak of the disease.
Social media round up: Introducing WhatsApp's 'Dark mode', cross post Facebook stories to Instagram and 'fleeting'...
Instagram provides Covid-19 updates, Twitter cracks down on hateful conduct, and stories arrive to LinkedIn
Homicidal crime in the UK over the years
Homicidal crime over the last decade has seen changes, yet continues to exist in today’s day and age. Deaths in the United Kingdom have involved crimes like murder, manslaughter and infanticide – each one being an act of homicidal crime. A recent article by The Guardian in 2019 stated statistics …
How to create BBC-style graphics with R: A bbplot tutorial
Compared with online data visualisation tools such as Flourish or Datawrapper, ggplot2, part of the Tidyverse collection of R packages, provides more freedom and customisation options. The BBC Data and Visualisation Journalism team used it to analyse complex data and create publication-ready visualisations.
Data visualisation with Datawrapper for journalists: a tutorial
Datawrapper, a platform used to visualise data was created by a group of 13 people, some of whom were journalists. Only a journalist working in data knows the struggle when it comes to visualising data in the most understandable and simplified way for their readers. Using Datawrapper makes the process …
TweetDeck for student journalists
Twitter has been used by journalists as a method of newsgathering all around the globe. But have you ever come across various platforms that enable the usage of Twitter in different ways and found yourself confused? TweetDeck is a social media dashboard application created to help manage Twitter accounts. However, …
5 things to know if you’re a growing food blogger in our hungry Instagram community
On a social media platform as widely used as Instagram, food blogging is considered to be fairly common. The constantly growing community welcomes new bloggers every day, many of which join the food sector bringing incredible visual content to the platform and its hungry users. If you think about it, …
A data journalism round-up from the Winter Olympics
With the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang is in full flow, we skate our way through the best examples of data journalism that have caught Interhacktives' eye over the past week.