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RJI links: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

By RJI on January 10, 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.

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.

Fundraising campaign for Reynolds Fellow's infographic app exceeds three stretch goals

By Jennifer Nelson on December 30, 2013 0 Comments Experiments
Infoactive

Reynolds Fellow Trina Chiasson’s Kickstarter campaign for her interactive infographic web app has been named one of the “14 Kickstarter Projects We’re Excited For in 2014,” by Mashable.

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

By RJI on December 20, 2013 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.

Improving election coverage isn't such a radical idea

By Scott Swafford on December 18, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Vote

Focusing election coverage on policies rather than politics is key to engaging citizens.

Futures Lab update #40: News tailored for mobile platforms

By Reuben Stern on December 17, 2013 0 Comments Ideas

How can 12 people update nearly 150 stories a day? And what's it like to watch video news on Google Glass?

Twitter in the journalist’s toolbox

By Chris Shipley on December 16, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Twitter

In the quest to deliver accurate, breaking news, Twitter may be a journalist’s worst enemy — or best tool.

Trina Chiasson on infographics and the role of design in launching Infoactive

By RJI on December 13, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Trina Chiasson

Judy Siegel is a senior user experience designer at CNN Digital in Atlanta. She had a chance to sit down with Trina Chiasson, 2013-2014 Reynolds Fellow and co-founder/CEO of Infoactive, at the 2013 SND conference in Louisville, Ky.

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

By RJI on December 13, 2013 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.

Futures Lab update #39: The evolution of video storytelling

By Reuben Stern on December 10, 2013 0 Comments Ideas

What does effective video journalism look like in a world awash in smartphone-created footage?

Journalists more trustworthy than “most people?” Perhaps

By Chris Shipley on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Trust

Earlier this week, I wrote about the eroding trust consumers have in news media, both generally and for specific news brands. Americans’ “trust and confidence” in mass media is just 44 percent. That’s sobering news if you are a journalist trading on credibility. In context, though, 44 percent starts to look pretty good.

Mediatwits #104 Special: Crowdfunding the news, musicals, documentaries and more

By RJI on December 6, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
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As traditional sources of funding for media become harder to come by, many digital media purveyors are turning to a new source: crowdfunding. The fundraising method has gained traction in a diverse cross-section of the industry, from musical productions to news magazines.

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

By RJI on December 6, 2013 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.

The disruptive power of choice: Are too many options eroding credibility, relevance of news?

By Chris Shipley on December 5, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Sunglasses

Ample and ongoing research into the shifting habits of news consumers and the perceptions of credibility and trustworthiness of news sources identify significant changes in news consumer behavior over the past two decades. For a time at least, it seemed that the more news that was available to news consumers, the less that news was perceived as credible.

Futures Lab update #38: Newsroom architecture, online pay models and audience connection

By Reuben Stern on December 3, 2013 0 Comments Ideas

Is your newsroom designed for online success? And why did a pay model work at The New York Times?

RJI links: Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

By RJI on November 29, 2013 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.

Futures Lab update #37: Apps and tips for mobile reporting

By Reuben Stern on November 26, 2013 0 Comments Ideas

What's the best way to use smartphones for reporting and video storytelling? And which mobile apps might help?