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Real-world Advice and Experience to Pitch Development Stories as Freelance Journalist

The European Journalism Centre’s guide to pitching development stories as a freelance journalist is based on real-world advice and experience from both editors who receive pitches and freelance journalists who send them. The article is primarily intended to support freelance journalists in improving their pitches and chances of being commissioned and/or hired by news organisations …

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Book Summary: The Sixth Extinction – An Unnatural History

The Sixth Extinction (2014) chronicles the history of species extinction and shows how humans have had more than a hand in the rapidly decreasing numbers of animal species on earth. Through industrialization and deforestation, not to mention climate change, humans have damaged the environment and disrupted habitats, leading to a massive reduction in biodiversity.

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Book Summary: Tracking Wonder – Reclaiming a Life of Meaning and Possibility in a World Obsessed with Productivity

Tracking Wonder: Reclaiming a Life of Meaning and Possibility in a World Obsessed with Productivity (2021) is an inspiring and practical exploration of wonder. Through reclaiming that childlike state of amazement with the world, Davis shows how we can become happier, healthier, and more creative.

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Planning Fallacy – Why we’re constantly underestimate how long it take to finish tasks and projects

Imagine this… It’s the middle of Q2 and sales are lagging. If you can’t get a new influx of buyers in the next month, you’ll miss your growth goal *whomp whomp* You decide to experiment with Google Ads. You’ve never set up a Google ad before, but you’re a fast learner so you decide to …

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Book Summary: Partnering: Forge the Deep Connections That Make Great Things Happen

Partnering (2022) looks at what it takes to develop deep connections in both business and personal relationships. Drawing from interviews with some of the world’s most legendary partnerships, including Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel, and the collective which saved the ozone, these summaries are a guide through the six principles of …

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Book Summary: Mastering Civility – A Manifesto for the Workplace

Nice guys finish first. That’s not just a saying, it’s a principle backed up by research. According to civility researcher Christine Porath, treating people with respect creates more productive work environments and boosts companies’ bottom lines. Even just small gestures of politeness performed throughout the day can lead to lasting positive change. This article is …

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The secret to creating outstanding content – Expert interview on creating brand voice

Let’s start today with a question: if you’re reading two equally good quality content pieces on a topic, which one do you think will stick with you more? The one that’s written using a unique brand voice. Let me give you an example. The productivity space is pretty crowded. Meaning: a piece on creating achievable …

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Book Summary: Endure – Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Endure (2018) takes an in-depth look at what enables certain boundary-pushing athletes to hit the wall of pain and effort – and still keep going. Alex Hutchinson examines the multiple and complex factors that allow marathon runners and cyclists to keep breaking records and reaching new heights in human endurance.

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