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Improving journalism: Start and end with your audience

By Brian Steffens on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mega-Conference 2014

The mood was upbeat as more than 670 news executives set a record attendance at the 2014 Key Executives Mega Conference. RJI shares some insights from industry leaders.

Mediatwits #111: Comcast/Netflix deal: killing net neutrality or helping customers?

By RJI on February 28, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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On Feb. 23, Netflix and Comcast announced a deal that would ensure Netflix customers can reliably stream videos for Comcast customers. The agreement will require Netflix to pay for access to Comcast’s broadband, though it will receive no preferential network treatment, according to the companies.

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

By RJI on February 28, 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 #48: Educational content at KQED, strategy at Lee Enterprises and LinkedIn as a journalism tool

By Reuben Stern on February 25, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How can news content be adapted for use in the classroom? And how can journalists use LinkedIn for reporting?

Missouri tests multi-platform storytelling across six newsrooms

By Jim Flink on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
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Clutter. Chaos. Copious amounts of content. News organizations are struggling right now. Struggling to connect with users who are migrating to increasingly diverse and cluttered platforms. Struggling to migrate their staffs, sometimes chaotically, to distribute distinct, quality, multi-platform content to different and varied platforms.

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

By RJI on February 21, 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.

Mediatwits #110: Is the future of education online, in person, or both?

By RJI on February 21, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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This week, in honor of MediaShift’s launch of EducationShift, we’re turning our gaze to one of the biggest issues in higher education.

Taking action: EdShift launches to move journalism education forward

By Kathleen Bartzen Culver on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
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EdShift launches today with the aim of becoming the central hub for journalism educators, students and professionals to find resources, tools and support for transforming their work. Spurred by Searchlights and Sunglasses – the experimental digital text by Reynolds Fellow Eric Newton – and supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation, EdShift is about more than talking about journalism education. It's about action.

Chicago Write-A-Thon helps storytellers make sense of data

By Trina Chiasson on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
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I've seen a lot of datasets over the past year. My co-founder and I have been building an online platform to simplify the process of making interactive infographics, where each infographic starts with a dataset. People bring all kinds of data into the platform and it's our job to programmatically assist them in telling a story with their data. We do our best to make it look easy, but it's not easy at all.

Futures Lab update #47: Personalization ideas from The Washington Post and iStrategy labs

By Reuben Stern on February 18, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How could data-driven personalization look at the Washington Post? And what works in experiential marketing?

#ET702 and the birth of real-time journalism

By Chris Shipley on February 18, 2014 0 Comments Research
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If we needed more evidence of the speed and reach of Twitter as a news medium, the news and unfolding story on Twitter of Ethiopian Flight ET702 should confirm that our world is never going to be the same again. As is so often the case these days, the story about the story – at least when that story involves the rising influence of social media, is one that pits the tortoise (traditional media) against the hare (Twitter and social media).

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

By RJI on February 14, 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.

Mediatwits #109: Comcast-Time Warner mega-merger; social media mess at Olympics

By RJI on February 14, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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First, cable company Charter Communications made a run at buying Time Warner Cable. That ended up being a prelude to cable and media giant Comcast swooping in to buy Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal.

Futures Lab update #46: NPR's connected car app, Project Thunderdome, and NewsGuru

By Reuben Stern on February 11, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How did NPR get its app onto the dashboard of GM's Internet-enabled cars? And how are things at Project Thunderdome?

An invitation to join the #CommonTags Community

By Chris Shipley on February 10, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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And if news journalism can harness that authority, the simple hashtag just might have the power to restore credibility to real-time news.

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

By RJI on February 7, 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.

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.