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  • Bimal Balakrishnan

    3-D news immersion: It’s almost like being there

    Blog | July 24, 2014

    During the next two semesters as a Reynolds Fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, Bimal Balakrishnan will explore the potential of advanced 3-D technologies for journalism and advertising.

  • Metrics

    Is it “working”? Let’s talk about metrics for mission-driven work

    Blog | July 24, 2014

    How do we know if the information we’re providing is having an impact? How do we know if our efforts are worth it? If our plan is “working“? Those questions don’t come up much if your ultimate business success can be easily quantified (dollars, users, sales, reach, etc.). But what if your goals aren’t so easily measured?

  • Futures Lab update #68: Rethinking the story mix and training citizen videographers

    Blog | July 22, 2014

    How is Witness helping citizens capture better video? And how does Ozy's content attract a different kind of audience?

  • Kelsey Proud

    St. Louis merger: Designing a news organization to grow community connections

    Blog | July 22, 2014

    The Reynolds institutional fellowship in St. Louis will focus on outreach to people and organizations who have demonstrated interest in one of four topic areas: the scientific aspects of health, education, arts or economic innovation. St. Louis Public Radio plans to use social media channels and technology-based platforms, along with more traditional journalistic techniques, to identify influencers in each topic area and map their networks.

  • Treepple

    Health app’s tailored news helps patients live better lives

    News | July 21, 2014

    During a doctor visit, patients check various boxes on information forms to provide insight about their medical history and current health conditions. This offers more focused care for the patient. Treepple, a University of Missouri-developed news application, uses a similar approach to gather data for a tailoring engine that generates health news content specific to individual users.

  • Collab/Space

    Collab/Space NYC: Helping intrapreneurial projects succeed

    Blog | July 21, 2014

    There is plenty of advice available for startups and entrepreneurs, but what do you do if you are inside a company and want to develop a new concept or project? There are no incubators, angel investors or college courses around to help you.

  • Nikki Usher

    GeekWire: The for-profit niche tech news site deep in the heart of Seattle’s startup land

    News | July 18, 2014

    GeekWire, the tech industry online news site with a specific focus on Seattle tech companies, has a similar origin story—one that begins five years earlier from deep in the bowels of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. And today, it’s got the backing of a well-known Seattle entrepreneur and a calibrated business plan that looks far different than any traditional journalism organization. What lessons does GeekWire offer, then, for the news industry?

  • RJI links

    RJI links: Friday, July 18, 2014

    Blog | July 18, 2014

    To help you navigate our fast-changing industry, RJI collects and assembles some of the top stories from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

  • Truth Goggles

    Truth Goggles launches as an annotation tool for journalists

    Blog | July 17, 2014

    When Dan Schultz first described Truth Goggles close to three years go, he deemed it a “magic button” that could tell you “what is true and what is false on the website you are viewing.”

  • Alex Remington

    Prose, graphs or video? Can science tell us the best way to tell a story?

    Blog | July 17, 2014

    Alex Remington and The Washington Post will study how news organizations can display and package stories to best serve their readers.

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