In Old News is a place where journalists come together to tell stories and learn new skills.
We have trained thousands of journalists in over 65 newsrooms to use their phones for multimedia journalism (also called mobile journalism, or MoJo). Our aim is to support a diverse journalism ecosystem through stories and trainings.
The idea behind In Old News started in the Hindustan Times (HT) newsroom, where founders Sanshey Biswas and Manon Verchot met in 2017. At the time, we were training hundreds of print journalists across HT’s bureaus in India to shoot and edit videos on their phones. We noticed there was an eagerness to explore multimedia reporting, but a lack of learning resources.
Since HT, we’ve run training programs for journalists in collaboration with organisations like Wan-Ifra, Internews, Meta Journalism Project, Google News Initiative, Outlook Magazine and Punjab Kesari.
Our favourite way to learn has always been through reading, listening and watching stories. That’s why stories remain such an integral part of the work we do, whether it’s helping journalists make their first video or podcast, or it’s telling the stories of journalists.
In addition to running workshops and fellowships, we provide resources through our newsletter.
Read, watch and listen to our latest reported stories. And let us show you how even old news can still be relevant.
Support our long-term reporting series and trainings. We work with journalists around the world to experiment with storytelling and storytelling techniques.
Learn new tools and develop your storytelling skills at our online and offline events. We host regular sessions for and by passionate storytellers.
If you want to get in touch or collaborate with us, you can email editor [at] inoldnews [dot] com