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    RJI links: Friday, May 22, 2015

    Blog | May 22, 2015

    RJI links, daily curation of the best stories from across the Web 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.

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    Mediatwits 161: Facebook woos publishers with instant articles on mobile

    Blog | May 22, 2015

    While publishers have been wary of giving up control, many signed up for the new Instant Articles feature on Facebook’s iOS app, helping load their content quickly instead of the usual 8-second delay. But all media watchers aren’t necessarily welcoming it with open arms.

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    For the love of print: Second ‘job’ pays the bills

    Blog | May 20, 2015

    For Darryl Wilkinson, running a community newspaper is a labor of love, like running a farm is a labor of love for many of his Northwest Missouri neighbors. “It’s my farm,” says the publisher of The North Missourian, a 1,400-paid-circulation weekly he and his wife Liz have run for more than three decades in Gallatin.

  • Futures Lab update #107: From smartphone to control room, and graphics in small places

    Blog | May 20, 2015

    What if everyone with a smartphone could feed into your newscast? And how do you create a graphics desk from scratch?

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    New RJI Fellow to develop suite of apps to help streamline workflow of community journalists

    News | May 19, 2015

    A 2015-2016 RJI Fellow wants to streamline the workflow in small- to mid-sized newsrooms by creating apps to assist journalists in their day-to-day tasks. These tasks could range from fact-checking and finding free images to creating immersive multimedia presentations and previewing mobile versions of their articles.

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    RJI links: Friday, May 15, 2015

    Blog | May 15, 2015

    RJI links, daily curation of the best stories from across the Web 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.

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    Mediatwits 160: Verizon buys AOL but is it really a deal?

    Blog | May 15, 2015

    The big news this week, in case you haven’t heard, is the proposed merger between Verizon and AOL. Verizon is going to pay $4.4 billion to acquire all that is AOL — pending regulatory approval. If you want to understand why this deal is going through you need to take a look at AOL’s ad business.

  • Futures Lab update #106: Using push notifications and message encryption tools

    Blog | May 13, 2015

    What’s the best way to notify mobile users about new stories? And what’s an easy way to encrypt messages with confidential sources?

  • Measurable growth

    The Texas Tribune’s audience growth strategy is off to a measurably good start

    Blog | May 12, 2015

    The discipline of “audience development” — or whatever you want to call it — is finally getting lots of attention among news organizations that realize reaching new audiences, and engaging with them, doesn’t always happen organically. It takes plenty of work.

  • Gasconade County Republican

    Don’t count out print yet

    Blog | May 11, 2015

    An advertiser recently asked Gasconade County Republican Publisher Dennis Warden how he was doing. The inquirer’s tone indicated, “He thought newspapers aren’t too long for this world,” Warden recalled. Representing the third generation of his family to run the East Central Missouri weekly, Warden disagrees.

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