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10 tools to help you improve your English writing skills

Brush up on your English-language writing skills with these 10 free or almost-free tools.

Sam Berkhead | June 12, 2017

Real news about fake news: Brits and Europeans less likely to share false stories than Americans

Plus: Even more bad news for fact-checking, and how a fake news story spread from a Russian “satire” site to FoxNews.com.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 09, 2017

Email newsletters help boost news media's bottom line

For news publishers, sending out an email bulletin to readers can be a great way to engage readers and boost revenues. Former ICFJ Knight Fellow James Breiner explains how.

James Breiner | June 08, 2017

Real news about fake news: Tech investors set their sights on the misinformation crisis

Plus: Make your own fake Facebook story, “giant man-bats that spent their days collecting fruit and holding animated conversations,” and the AP’s guidelines on fake news.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 02, 2017

How an algorithm can decide what news you read online

At Sweden's Svenska Dagbladet, an algorithm combines editors' news sensibilities with reader preferences to create a personalized home page for each visitor.

Rachel Wise, Reynolds Journalism Institute | June 02, 2017

6 tips for succeeding at drone journalism

Want to hone your drone journalism skills? Be sure to keep these tips from Code for Africa News Fellow Johnny Miller in mind the next time you take flight.

Johnny Miller | June 01, 2017

4 simple steps to debunking fake news stories

Plus: The faces of a Russian botnet, an alt-right newsletter to subscribe to, and “falsehoods in a forest of facts.”

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | May 26, 2017

Why readers are more willing than ever to pay for their news

Across the globe, readers are increasingly showing their support for journalism with their wallets, allowing digital news sites to find loyal, sustainable revenue sources.

James Breiner | May 25, 2017

Why Facebook’s fight against fake news isn’t a failure — yet

Plus: A new report on the many types of trolls, and what happens when fact and fiction get blended together.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | May 19, 2017

Multimedia tools help journalists tell meaningful stories of climate change

Conveying the science of climate change to readers is one of the biggest challenges environmental journalists face. Luckily, a number of free multimedia tools can help.

Arun Karki | May 15, 2017

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