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Futures Lab update #51: SXSWi recap and text searches for audio and video

By Reuben Stern on March 18, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Is a fully automated world really that far off? And what if you could easily search for words or phrases inside media files?

SXSWi 2014: Ideas, concepts, observations and statements, part three

By Brian Steffens on March 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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"Curation, not content, is king," asserted Steve Rosenbaum of waywire.com. And he had the logic and examples to make his case. What started out as automated scraping moved up to RSS feeds, progressing to aggregators and has evolved to curation.

SXSWi 2014: Ideas, concepts, observations and statements, part two

By Brian Steffens on March 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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Analytics have moved beyond number of page views, time on site and the usual suspects. The two hot topics in Austin were predictive analytics and social analytics.

SXSWi 2014: Ideas, concepts, observations and statements, part one

By Brian Steffens on March 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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If iPad Nation were a country, by the end of 2013 it would be the seventh largest in the world, on its way to being fifth by mid-year 2014.

Mediatwits #113: Did Newsweek bungle Bitcoin founder unmasking? Plus: a report from SXSW

By RJI on March 14, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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Last week, Newsweek resurrected its print issue with a splash, featuring a story that claimed to reveal the founder of Bitcoin as a reclusive Californian named Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto.

RJI links: Friday, March 14, 2014

By RJI on March 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.

Futures Lab update #50: A tool for interactive video and an experiment in augmented reality

By Reuben Stern on March 11, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

What if viewers could steer their own path through video stories? And how might journalists use augmented reality to deliver information?

RJI at SXSW 2014: Snowden talk to techies speaks to journalists, too

By Stacey Woelfel on March 10, 2014 0 Comments

Edward Snowden's address to South By Southwest Monday spoke mainly to the technology community, but journalists listening in heard plenty they could put on their coverage agendas.

RJI at SXSW 2014: From Grumpy Cat to Game of Thrones: keeping news on consumers’ agendas

By Stacey Woelfel on March 9, 2014 0 Comments

Ideas abound at SXSW to distribute news information to consumers in new and engaging ways. The question now is whether we can operationalize what smart people have been dreaming up.

RJI at SXSW 2014: The best or worst of times?

By Stacey Woelfel on March 8, 2014 0 Comments

Can corporate and home-grown media and entertainment co-exist? They are on the streets of Austin, Texas during South by Southwest and that example speaks to the media mix we enjoy today.

RJI links: Friday, March 7, 2014

By RJI on March 7, 2014 0 Comments
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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 #112: Unplugging

By RJI on March 7, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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In a single day, the average American spends eleven hours with digital media. With so many ways to stay connected, it can be difficult to power down the screen and engage with the world beyond it.

Reynolds Fellow researches needs for new innovation discovery tools for media and strategic communication firms

By Kim Garretson on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
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During this final semester of my non-residential fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, I am seeking feedback on outside innovation discovery from professionals on the journalism and revenue sides of media companies, as well as from marketers and agencies.

Futures Lab update #49: Single-topic apps, revenue from services, and a blend of arts coverage and civic problem-solving

By Reuben Stern on March 4, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How has The Denver Post approached mobile apps for specific content? And how is one news outlet generating revenue from health insurance?

Insights from the 2014 Key Executives Mega-Conference

By Brian Steffens on March 3, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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Do what you know, do it better everyday, outsource the rest. That's just one of the many pieces of advice offered at this year's Key Executives Mega-Conference. Check out this executive summary style bullet list of comments from industry thought leaders and practitioners.

What we've learned about real-time reporting from John Walton and the #ET702 story

By Chris Shipley on March 3, 2014 0 Comments Research
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After a brief tweet to congratulate John Walton (@thatjohn) for breaking the #ET702 hijacking story and alert him to my initial post on the matter, we got into a Twitter exchange, then email conversation, and then a live chat with the students of the Journalism & Democracy capstone class at the Missouri School of Journalism, each discussion giving a little more texture to his experience and learning about reporting a story as it happens using Twitter as a publication medium.

Improving journalism: Start and end with your audience

By Brian Steffens on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
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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?