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Mediatwits #108: Can Facebook’s Paper app change the aggregation game?

By RJI on February 7, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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For Facebook’s tenth birthday, the social platform gave itself a new app: Paper. The app promises a revolution in the way that users interact with content.

RJI survey reveals residents' attitudes toward municipal elections, newspapers' coverage of them

By Scott Swafford on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Down-home Democracy

A survey of 1,235 Missouri residents, conducted by the RJI Insight and Survey Center in November and December 2013, reveals their attitudes about municipal elections and their local newspapers' coverage of them.

Futures Lab update #45: Multi-camera mobile video, managing social content, and website push notifications

By Reuben Stern on February 4, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

What if anyone could combine video from multiple smartphones? And are there better ways to manage user-generated content?

Mediatwits #107: Washington Post goes on hiring spree after loss of Ezra Klein

By RJI on January 31, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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This week, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein joined a growing group of big-name journalists leaving traditional news outlets for ones that promise to be at the edge of digital innovation.

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

By RJI on January 31, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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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.

If America gets its news from Facebook, information obesity can’t be far behind

By Chris Shipley on January 29, 2014 1 Comment Ideas

Which is to say that as American turn away from stuffy old news media, they are gorging themselves on junk news in a social media machine that then propagates empty-calorie stories, promoting them above the nutritional information so important for a healthy democracy.

Futures Lab update #44: Accelerating media startups at Matter, and mobile innovation from Adobe

By Reuben Stern on January 28, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

What does it take to bring innovative media ideas to market? And how is Adobe looking ahead to the mobile future?

Mediatwits #106: Twitter storm over Grantland story about transgender golf club inventor

By RJI on January 24, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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Last week, ESPN’s Grantland published a story by Caleb Hannan called “Dr. V’s Magical Putter,” a piece that on its face looked into the ambitious claims of Essay Anne Vanderbilt (a.k.a. Dr. V), the inventor of a golf putter called Yar.

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

By RJI on January 24, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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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.

Futures Lab update #43: Text-to-video, multimedia stacks and cloud-based magazine publishing

By Reuben Stern on January 21, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

What if video could create itself? Or if multimedia explanations and digital magazines were easier to produce?

Mediatwits #105: Traditional media takes a shine to video news startups

By RJI on January 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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As smartphones and tablets proliferate, news video is going mobile and picking up where broadcast news left off. Network evening news audiences have been dwindling for decades — from audiences of over 50 million in 1980 to this year’s 22.1 million — while online video use has skyrocketed.

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

By RJI on January 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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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.

A case for real-time news, and a path to get there

By Chris Shipley on January 15, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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Having reached the half-way point of my eight-month fellowship with RJI and reflecting on my progress, I am reminded of those wind up toys that run up against a wall, churning away until they are turned in a new direction, only to run into another wall.

Futures Lab update #42: News marketing, data security and native advertising

By Reuben Stern on January 14, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How could news be marketed better? How could you make your data more secure? And how are native ads working at Forbes?

RJI at CES 2014: Being where the consumers want us

By Stacey Woelfel on January 10, 2014 0 Comments

The Consumer Electronics show offered a number of new ideas for those wanting to reach out to wireless tablet users--including some that might call for broadcasters to reinvent some of their content categories.

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

By RJI on January 10, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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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.

RJI at CES 2014: Rethinking second screen size

By Stacey Woelfel on January 9, 2014 1 Comment Ideas

Tablets are in abundance on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and their varied form and function give rise to just how big we might go in dropping a second screen in our lap as we sit down to watch TV.

RJI at CES 2014: Get ready for WNG

By Stacey Woelfel on January 8, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Technology on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas points to the availability of more ways for journalists to wear their gear when they cover stories.

Futures Lab update #41: Retooling online comments

By Reuben Stern on January 6, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How could user comments be made more useful for both audience members and journalists?

Preparation is key to meaningful coverage of candidates

By RJI on January 6, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Jim Pumarlo

No matter the circumstances, newspapers must be prepared to introduce candidates to their staffs and their readers. Newspapers play an important role in helping the electorate form initial impressions of candidates.