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Top 10: What We’ve Been Reading and Sharing, November 2020

Each day Sourcefabric shares on social media a wide range of stories affecting the converging worlds of journalism and technology. If you haven’t had the opportunity, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@Sourcefabric), Facebook (Sourcefabric), YouTube (Sourcefabric), LinkedIn (sourcefabric) and, of course, here on Medium.

Our monthly Top 10 list is based upon the number of impressions each story received on Twitter.

  1. The help desk at @gijn offers reporters hundreds of guides and tip sheets on everything from tracking ships at sea to #opensource verification. If you don’t find what you need, they are also quick to respond to specific requests for resources. https://j.mp/32j5RYg
  2. The latest @risj_oxford report collected data from 165 news organisations across the globe to find out how the pandemic has affected their bottom lines. Among the few winners were smaller, online non-profit newsrooms. https://j.mp/3eJ0uqp. The same survey found that 75% of newsroom executives want to go back to the office less after #covid19 is over, and 48% are in fact planning to reduce office space. https://j.mp/3f7Nv1v
  3. Intercontinental investigative journalist teams from Africa, Asia and Europe still have time to apply (by Dec. 14) for @journalismfund’s Money Trail grants to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse, money laundering and corruption.
  4. With rampant disinformation campaigns from dark operators on the web now the norm, it’s sometimes hard for journalists to know when they’re being manipulated. @BostonJoan’s Media Manipulation Casebook is a detailed look at all the latest forms of attack. https://j.mp/2GWF7p2
  5. Award-winning journalist @ShirishMM explains why audiences are fed up with news and how journalists can re-engage with them. https://j.mp/36bQXnJ via @risj_oxford
  6. The latest, great tool from @themarkup is Simple Search, a browser extension that lets you see the ‘traditional’ results of a Google or Bing search, separate from the tech giants’ ‘products’, which take up 40% — 60% of the page on an average search. https://j.mp/2Ha92dx
  7. In a recent survey, 67% of journalists in 125 countries identified training on technologies to support remote reporting and publishing as among their most urgent needs. In this interview with Sourcefabric, @ICFJ study co-author Dr. Julie Posetti explains. https://j.mp/3n7A3NM
  8. The latest podcast from @risj_oxford features @MeeraSelva1 and @kathyenglish discussing how public editors allow readers to hold news outlets accountable, and how their roles have changed in the digital age. https://j.mp/3nLPOdV
  9. Publishers are using a number of different tactics to pique the interest of audiences during the pandemic and are taking extra steps to reduce churn and super-serve their most loyal readers.https://j.mp/2KH3Yi8 by @damianradcliffe via @wnip
  10. The @city_bureau’s @d_holli looks at what newsrooms can learn from #MutualAid to integrate into local ecosystems. “A healthy and democratic future demands that the skills journalists possess be distributed among many — not bestowed on a select few." https://j.mp/39fHfnH via @cjr

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