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Strengthening broadcast journalism in Vietnam’s remotest regions

Provincial broadcasters in rural areas of Vietnam are sharing ideas in an effort to deal with declining audiences and to serve a generation that’s using smartphones more than TV.

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How to create landing pages the easy way

Imagine the scenario. Your journalists are working on an important story. They have loads of interactive features, video and images. You’d love to have a special report with a dedicated landing page pulling it all together, but you don’t have the resources or the expertise. Well, a site called Publicate might have solved the problem.

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Newsroom evolution from digital denial to digital first

Fear, a lack of vision, laziness and a failure to recognise and keep up with changing audience behaviour are the most common reasons for media organisations becoming irrelevant and struggling.

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Getting started in photojournalism

The following are tips offered to a budding photojournalist who contacted Media Helping Media via our mentoring page asking for help in getting started in photojournalism.

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Free image tool for boosting retweets

According to Twitter, adding an image to a tweet from a verified user increases the likelihood of a retweet by 35%. A free tool helps you create related images in minutes.

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Making images interactive and engaging

I’ve been experimenting with the free version of ThingLink, a tool for creating interactive assets which can be shared and embedded and which drive users deeper into a site.

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Free infographics feeding off live data

Rich infographics that used to require a skilled graphics artist, and which could take hours to create, can now be produced in minutes with free tools.

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The power of virtual mentoring and lecturing

A few days ago, between breakfast and lunch, I visited two countries in SE Asia and one in sub-saharan Africa, delivering lectures and offering media strategy support.

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Free legal guide for user-generated content

The team at n0tice.com has published guidelines designed to help publishers and broadcasters stay safe when managing content submitted by users.