Around the Wire: Tools for Learning How to Code, Factcheck Video and Take Control of Your Writing

Welcome to the latest installment of Around the Wire, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging, and freelancing news from the past week. 1. 9 Free Platforms for Journalists to Learn How to Code (Journalism.co.uk) Whether you’re a young journalist looking to stand out in the job search, or a veteran scribe brushing up on new newsroom skills, learning how…

Around the Wire: DIY Ethics, Moving Past Pageviews, and More Media News

Every Friday, join PR Newswire media relations manager Amanda Hicken as she rounds up five articles from the past week for journalists, bloggers, and other content creators. 1. What Are Alternative Metrics to Pageviews? (Journalism.co.uk) Pageviews. For a long time, they’ve been the ruling indicator of online success. However, because rampant link baiting is overtaking quality content and raising bounce…

Faster Fact Checking, Part 2: Making Sense of Social Media

This is the second in a series about online resources for faster fact checking. Read Part 1 for tools that help journalists make sense of statistics. Social media often gets blamed for inaccurate reporting and spreading misinformation.  Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social networks can be  helpful, so long as they’re used responsibly. User-generated content…