Crowdsourcing, a portmanteau word made of crowd and outsourcing, means distributing tasks to a group of people. It can be a very cost-effective way to collect and process information. It can also be an utter failure, resulting in thousand of wasted man-hours, if not prepared carefully.

A key issue for all media organizations around the world is the loss of exclusivity combined with a democratization of publishing technology. Can data help?

Data journalism is like punk music, anyone can do it. You need very little to get started, but it’s important to make the right choices in the right order.

There many great tutorials online for data-journalists. But especially for beginners, a printed book might be the best way to build initial skills. Here are six recommendations, for starters and practitioners alike.

Mark Brayne, Director of Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Europe, and psychotherapist, spoke to NetNovinar about professional reporting on trauma and about ways for journalists to protect themselves in such situations.