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How RJI, AP aim to bring academics, news industry together

By Randy Picht on February 19, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Chocolate and peanut butter

Accidental or intentional, the collision between media scholars and media executives remains an elusive event, especially now. Why? Why doesn’t the news industry join forces with academia like other industries like medicine, engineering and technology.

The opportunity for networks: Trust, antitrust and sharing users

By Bill Densmore on February 19, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
The opportunity for networks: Trust, antitrust and sharing users

Banks do it. Airlines do it. Phone companies do it. Why shouldn’t news organizations do it, too? What they do is share users. And they do so because it’s convenient for their customers. The 21st-century world of public, interconnected networks — the Internet — makes sharing possible.

Futures Lab update #94: Measuring impact and finding new audiences at The Center for Investigative Reporting

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on February 18, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

How can a newsroom track the effect it has on the community? And could poets and playwrights help reshape journalism?

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

By RJI on February 13, 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.

Mediatwits 147: Snapchat Discover: A new mobile portal for news?

By RJI on February 13, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
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Look out Facebook, Snapchat might be the new belle at the social media ball and media companies are taking notice. You can now find media outlets like CNN, ESPN and Vice on the app’s new Discover section, which acts more like a curated portal than random news items in your feed.

Telling stories in 3-D in an immersive, interactive and integrative way

By Bimal Balakrishnan on February 12, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Telling stories in 3-D in an immersive, interactive and integrative way

The past few months of my Reynolds Fellowship have been exciting. I’ve been busy working with students from my Immersive Visualization Lab, and with a Missouri School of Journalism capstone class on two fronts.

Is it time for the news industry to get smarter about advisortising?

By Bill Densmore on February 12, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Advertising

It was a symbiotic relationship — mass-market advertising and local journalism. Now the two are heading for divorce. Is any reconciliation possible?

Futures Lab update #93: Tools from Twitter, and limited sharing via This.

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on February 11, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

How might your newsroom get more out of Twitter? And what if everyone could only share one link per day?

Exploring the future in three dimensions

By Clyde Bentley on February 6, 2015 1 Comment Ideas
Oculus VR

Why 3-D? Why now? And for heaven’s sake, why for journalism? The University of Missouri 3-D journalism project — MU3D — developed from a fortuitous meeting of professors from two very different professional schools.

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

By RJI on February 6, 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.

Mediatwits 146: What’s next for alt-weeklies?

By RJI on February 6, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
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Big changes may be in store for your local alternative weekly. Last week, Voice Media Group announced it was exploring “new strategies for its publishing assets,” including their sale or acquisition. The circulation numbers for alt-weeklies aren’t looking good.

‘When we come back’: TV moments that don’t translate to the Web

By David Cohn on February 5, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Captain's log

I’m not the first to point out that TV news sucks. Like Jeff Jarvis, I don’t want to dwell on it. Instead, I want to write a series of posts to explore what can change — and how — about our understanding of TV news. But to figure out how we move forward, I will need to analyze (but hopefully not dwell on) what elements of TV news don’t translate to the Web.

Futures Lab update #92: Ideas for visualizing the news

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on February 4, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

Could comic artists and digital game designers become the next generation of journalistic rock stars?

Imagining the 21st-century personal news experience — and how publishers need to collaborate to create it

By Bill Densmore on February 3, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Imagining the 21st-century personal news experience — and how publishers need to

Throughout several months of interviewing more than 85 journalists, educators, technologists, researchers, activists and citizens, it was easy to fall back on what journalists want or what the news media needs — or our ideas of what democracy needs. But some of the smartest people we talked to asked the question, “What will this look like for consumers, and how do you know they’ll use it?”

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

By RJI on January 30, 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.

Mediatwits 145: Super Streaming Bowl goes online for free

By RJI on January 30, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
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The Super Bowl is getting more digital every year. Recently, the NFL inked a deal with Google that would show official NFL clips on YouTube. On Sunday, you’ll be able to watch highlights live from the game in your search results if you search for the Super Bowl.

The future begins with P: privacy, personalization and payment

By Bill Densmore on January 28, 2015 1 Comment Research
The future begins with P: privacy, personalization and payment

What will sustain journalism in service of democracy? Because of the rise of the Internet and the financial challenges faced by legacy media organizations, that question tugs at those who write and produce the news.

Futures Lab update #91: How Mashable attracts 'the Connected Generation'

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on January 28, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

How does the newsroom stay ahead of the social conversation? And how do they predict what might go viral?

Understanding the patterns of media use among young adults

By RJI on January 28, 2015 1 Comment Research
Mary Grigsby

During her 2014-2015 Reynolds Fellowship, Mary Grigsby, a professor of rural sociology at the University of Missouri, is qualitatively examining young careerists’ changing media behaviors and how their motivations and preferences will influence current and future news products and services.

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

By RJI on January 23, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
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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.