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  1. Mobile journalism had its place in Paris, but it couldn’t work alone

    Mobile journalism specialist Nick Garnett covered the terrorist attacks in Paris for BBC Radio 5 live. While mobile had its strengths, he says, it was a case of picking the right broadcast tools for the job.

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  2. The new BBC News app: Love it or hate it, this time it’s personal

    The revamped BBC News app is our biggest step yet in the personalisation of news, allowing users to focus on the type of news, topics, local stories and sports that are important to them.

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  3. Sexy surveys: Five questions to ask before you buy their top line

    The source, the questions asked, the sampling and the methodology behind a survey all need to be checked before a journalist decides if there’s a story in it.

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  4. Graph was impressive - this new Facebook search feels incomplete

    The amazing Graph search engine has been junked in favour of a keyword search focusing primarily on stuff our friends have been posting.

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  5. Bilingual and mad about news? World Service has work experience ‘extra’

    An exciting new work experience scheme from BBC World Service Languages, called Future Voices, aims to get people in the UK who are fluent in two languages through the doors of BBC News.

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  6. #BBCDataDay: Sharing the scoops, skills and surprises of data journalism

    The latest BBC Academy ‘Data Day’ for regional journalists was designed to help reporters use data journalism to break stories and hold the powerful to account.

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  7. Freedom of Information (FOI): Useful tool that’s failed to live up to our hopes

    In the decade since the Freedom of Information Act was passed, the BBC has used FOI to unearth hundreds of stories. Martin Rosenbaum describes some of the hurdles and hard lessons learned.

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  8. Investigative journalism fight back in face of new Japanese secrecy laws

    As Japan imposes new laws that threaten to restrict the freedom of the press, some Japanese reporters and activists are seeking new ways to conduct investigative journalism.

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  9. Eyewitness media (not UGC): Newsrooms must handle it better or risk losing out

    Eyewitness Media Hub was launched to help push news organisations to handle eyewitness media sensitively and in a sustainable way.

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  10. Specialist journalism can be a tough old business

    In the first of a series of posts on what it takes to be a specialist reporter or correspondent, Linda Yueh says perseverance is as important as expert knowledge in staying ahead of the field.

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