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Mediatwits 144: Can digital dimes add up for newspapers with less print?

By RJI on January 23, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 144

It’s easy to understand why newspapers are concerned about advertising dollars moving toward the web when you consider that advertising accounts for nearly 70 percent of revenue in the news industry.

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

By RJI on January 23, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links

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.

Futures Lab update #90: Editing viral content, and monitoring state legislators

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on January 21, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

What goes into making stuff that gets shared? And how might a website keep tabs on elected representatives?

13 tips for improving your news organization’s social media strategy

By Jennifer Nelson on January 21, 2015 1 Comment Ideas
13 tips for improving your news organization’s social media strategy

Social media is an opportunity to bring headlines to subscribers and followers and engage with them throughout the day. Below are 13 tips to consider when assessing your Facebook and Twitter posting strategy.

Hacking Journalism demos twelve new ideas rethinking video news at Condé Nast

By Jeanne Brooks on January 20, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Hacking Journalism demos twelve new ideas rethinking video news at Condé Nast

Hacking Journalism held its second hackathon in New York this past weekend hosted by Condé Nast, Embedly, MIT Future of News and Hacks/Hackers.

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

By RJI on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
RJI Links

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.

Futures Lab update #89: Video apps from Fly Labs and micropayments via Blendle

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on January 14, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

Could there now be a viable way to collect payments for reading individual stories? And what if mobile video tools worked more like other smartphone apps?

My year in apps

By Judd Slivka on January 9, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
My year in apps

Getting towards the end of the year, so it feels like a good time to review the things on the phone. A lot of old standbys here, a few new things. I have what the wife calls “an app problem,” so I’ve limited it here to one screen on my phone — the one with the apps I’m using regularly.

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

By RJI on January 9, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links

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.

Mediatwits 142: CES roundup: Dish’s streaming move; Intel’s diversity push

By RJI on January 9, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 142

It’s a new year and you know what that means. It’s time for another glitzy International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For tech and media journalists, traveling to this venerable trade show is something of a post-holiday tradition.

Learning the art of the long-distance collaboration

By Alex Remington on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
Alex Remington

"It's been an education — not just in the state of the field I've chosen, but in how to maintain a long-distance collaboration," says Alex Remington.

Coming to terms: A journalist’s definition of native advertising

By Jaci Smith on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
Jaci Smith

"As an industry, we’re not exactly consistent in our use of the term – or any term related to the blending of editorial and advertising," says Jaci Smith. "Does native advertising mean advertorial, sponsored content or branded content?"

Cover Your Gap: Empowering journalists to better cover economic inequality

Cover Your Gap

Over four months, a group of 17 seniors at the Missouri School of Journalism spent a semester researching this topic and developing “Cover Your Gap,” an online guide for journalists to improve their reporting on economic inequality.

Futures Lab update #88: Attracting investment capital and reaching young local readers

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on January 7, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

Why are digital media startups like Vice, BuzzFeed and Vox Media so attractive to outside investors?

RJI link's top 10 links for 2014

By RJI on December 29, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
RJI link's top 10 links for 2014

Each week, RJI links brings you the top news about the journalism industry from around the Web. Here are the our most popular links from the past year.

RJI's top 10 website posts of 2014

By RJI on December 22, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
RJI's top 10 website posts of 2014

In case you missed it, here are the top 10 posts on our website from 2014. The items weren't necessarily posted this year; in some cases, older stories found a new audience.

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

By RJI on December 19, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links

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.

Mediatwits 141: Unpacking the Sony hack, and free speech in Hollywood

By RJI on December 19, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 141

It’s been a rough month for Sony. Especially for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s chair Amy Pascal. Following terrorist threats from the hacking group “Guardians of Peace,” the studio has pulled its film “The Interview” from theaters. At the center of all this is a hacker group calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace.” But who exactly are they?

Virtual re-creation of Ferguson shooting lets you see the scene from witnesses’ perspectives

By RJI on December 18, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Virtual re-creation of Ferguson shooting lets you see the scene from witnesses’

Dan Archer’s interactive re-creation of the Michael Brown shooting scene in Ferguson, Missouri, is now available on Fusion network’s website.

How the Denver Public Library ended up owning the Rocky Mountain News archive

By Edward McCain on December 17, 2014 1 Comment Ideas
How the Denver Public Library ended up owning the Rocky Mountain News archive

Among the many stories shared at the recent “Dodging the Memory Hole” forum at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, none were more gripping and significant than the tale of how the Denver Public Library ended up owning the Rocky Mountain News archive.