Sarah Marshall

Technology editor

I write news, features and 'how to' guides for journalists wanting to get the most out of technology and social media.

I have six years of experience in broadcast, in print and online journalism.

I'm also founder and organiser of Hacks/Hackers Brighton, a meetup of journalists and technologists.


My CV / resume

'How to' guides to social media and journalism tools

How to: set up an online radio station
How to set up an online radio station using Airtime, and how to broadcast live from your smartphone
How to: search social media
A journalist's guide to searching Twitter, Facebook, and other networks
How to: use social media in newsgathering
14 pointers on finding sources and stories using social media
How to: best post news on Twitter and Facebook
Ten tips from the experts on getting to grips with social media optimisation on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
How to: publish your blog to Kindle
A guide to submitting your blog to the Amazon Kindle

Features on audio and podcasting

Listening in at the Economist: How audio editions and podcasts are created
A look at how the Economist meets its audience with audio wherever they are; on the train, in the car – or even underwater
How grew a podcast audience of 20K
A Google Doc, a store cupboard and £350: Lessons in podcasting from
10 fantastic apps, tips and tools for recording audio

Tips on tools and apps

Mobile reporting: 15 iPhone apps for journalists
Turn your iPhone into a multimedia reporting tool for less than £20
Mobile reporting: 15 Android apps for journalists
Android apps to turn the smartphone in your pocket into a sophisticated reporting tool
22 tools and apps every journalism student should know about
A selection of tools and apps for the student journalist's toolbox
10 seriously smart RSS readers, social magazines and aggregator apps
A list of 10 apps for keeping track of news in your niche and examples of places where readers may come across your content
App of the week for journalists: SkyRecorder, for recording Skype calls on iPhone/iPad
How to record Skype calls on an iPad

Features on innovations in digital journalism

Mission America: How the Guardian's US move has added 4m readers
Janine Gibson, editor-in-chief of Guardian US, on seven months in America, 30 staff and 4m new readers
Reporting from analytics: Why journalists should look at search queries
How one news site scooped a murder by checking Google Analytics, and how Fox News switched focus from gunman to victim after checking what its audience was searching for using...
How Boston Globe's Instagram wall feeds its journalism
The Boston Globe has a wall showing every Instagram picture posted locally and is using it as a source of stories
How Costa Rica's La Nación uses data journalism to expose corruption
A look at the work of the investigative unit at Costa Rica's La Nación, which has uncovered international corruption including cases that sent two former presidents to jail
Agile for journalists
What journalists can learn from software developers
Seven ways NME uses social media to 'harvest ideas' from its audience speaks to Luke Lewis, editor of about how the title uses its community of readers to influence editorial
Seven ways the New York Times is using social media for 'deeper' engagement
Liz Heron, social media editor of the New York Times on seven ways the news outlet is getting 'deep and meaningful'
Five examples of iPhone journalism from BBC 5 live's Nick Garnett
How BBC 5 live's North of England correspondent Nick Garnett is pushing the boundaries in mobile reporting
Newsstand at one: Three approaches to iPad publishing
A look at how Conde Nast, Future Publishing and Dennis Publishing have found success on Apple's Newsstand
How 12 news outlets are innovating on Tumblr
A list of 23 inspirational Tumblr blogs from 12 news outlets


The Guardian and Independent launch Facebook apps
Facebook unveils new type of app 'which could be very interesting in terms of traffic', according to the Guardian

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