Free data journalism handbook launched (Online Journalism Blog) – The Data Journalism Handbook is “free, open-source book that aims to help journalists to use data to improve the news”.

Telling wannabe journos “Don’t work for free” doesn’t help (Online Journalism Blog) – A discussion piece on the pros and cons of journalists working without pay.

Is linguistic inflation insanely awesome? (Macmillan DIctionary) – Is massively hyperbolic hyperbole leaving writers nowhere to go?

The problem with banning words (Sentence First) – Stan Carey (the writer of the previous post) looks at whether its constructive to prohibit writers from using certain words.

Shorthand: Still an essential part of a journalist’s toolkit? (Journalism.co.uk) – Do reports still need shorthand? (The short answer: Yes.)

Ethical lessons learnt from covering the Norwegian massacre (Journalism.co.uk) – Part of Journalism.co.uk’s coverage of the Global Editors Network #HacktheNewsroom  summit, this report looks at how Norway’s news media approached the Oslo bombing and massacre, and gained respect of its readers and viewers.

Aggregation guidelines: Link, attribute, add value (The Buttry Diary via Journalism.co.uk) – Advice for reports who aggregation – combining and referring to online reports and posts – to improve their stories.

Seven tips in digital storytelling from the New York Times and CNN – (Journalism.co.uk) – New York Times‘s assistant managing editor discusses how the newspaper is adapting to digital journalism, at the News World Summit.

5 Things Your Online Journalism Portfolio Should Include (10,000 Words) – These days journalists should have an online portfolio. These are the things you should include. It’s basic stuff, but easy to overlook.

New blog tracks ‘best practices in digital journalism’ (Journalism.co.uk) – A report on Best Practices: a blog looks at and discusses how journalists deal with complications print journalists face on a daily basis (like corrections).

The corrections column co-editor on… the changing role of the sub-editor (The Guardian) – The editor of the Guardian’s corrections column details how the role of the newspaper’s sub-editors have changed with The Guardian’s move to a digital-first platform.

Online journalism jobs – from the changing sub-editor to the growth of data roles (Online Journalism Blog) – Another look at how digital publishing, and the rise of data journalism, is changing the role of journalists.