Syndicate content

Blog

Native advertising: New or old, good or bad? | LMA 2014

By Brian Steffens on October 7, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Local Media Association

Love it or hate it, native advertising seems to be the hot topic of 2014 for news organizations seeking new avenues of revenue to support journalism. So I was prepared to be very skeptical when Lewis DVorkin, chief product officer of Forbes Media, spoke about the radical changes at Forbes during the Local Media Association annual convention.

Can social media boost news consumption?

By Chad Martin on October 6, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Social media

You and I are bombarded by thousands of ideas and brand impressions every day. I’m specifically interested in social media and its power as an influencer: Can social media convince you to buy a specific brand of soda and read a newspaper series on the November elections?

Down-home Democracy: Why covering local elections is important and how small newspapers can do it well

By Scott Swafford on October 3, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Scott Swafford

Scott Swafford, 2013–2014 Reynolds Fellow, presented at the 2014 Missouri Press Association meeting on "Down-home Democracy: Why covering local elections is important and how small newspapers can do it well." Following are his notes for that presentation.

RJI links: Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

By RJI on October 3, 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 132: How Pinterest drives digital traffic, sales

By RJI on October 3, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 132

We’ve known for some time that the visual social network Pinterest has a knack for driving traffic to certain online glossy pubs. But now we’re learning just how influential Pinterest is in referral traffic and even e-commerce, just as the giant network starts selling Promoted Pins and a self-service version for smaller businesses.

Improv boosts innovation at Collab/Space Chicago

By RJI on October 2, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Kim Garretson

Previous Reynolds Fellows Kim Garretson and David Cohn spoke at Collab/Space Chicago. Garretson presented his startup-discovery website, Realizing Innovation, while Cohn delivered the keynote address.

Futures Lab update #77: Digital insights from the ONA14 conference in Chicago

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on October 1, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

What tech trends are likely to affect journalism in the coming years? And are you focusing enough on audience behaviors?

RJI links: Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

By RJI on September 26, 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.

Where do we grow from here? Hacks/Hackers gains its first executive director

By Jeanne Brooks on September 25, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Growing pains: Hacks/Hackers network gains its first executive director

The Hacks/Hackers network has grown to be a valuable resource for journalism communities around the world. Jeanne Brooks joins the network as its first-ever executive director.

Visualizing the news: Harnessing the power of immersive, interactive storytelling

By Dan Archer on September 24, 2014 0 Comments
Dan Archer

Reynolds Fellow Dan Archer wants to harness the power of the Web and new technologies to tell stories that allow readers to experience someone else’s perspective and foster a direct connection to the story.

Futures Lab update #76: Audience insights, The Upshot and Newsbeat

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on September 23, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Do news audiences really behave the way you think they do? And what if all people really want is data-driven explanation?

RJI links: Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

By RJI on September 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 131: News App Showdown: Yahoo News Digest, NYT Now, Circa, AJ+

By RJI on September 19, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 131

Every news outlet has its own app, but who wants to open them all every morning? Enter the aggregated news apps, which have gone from Flipboard, Zite and Trove to Yahoo News Digest (born as Summly), NYT Now, Circa and the most recent entrant from Al Jazeera: AJ+.

Futures Lab update #75: Social platforms Yo and GoPop

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on September 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Could a single two-letter word be used to convey news? And what if a platform combined features of Snapchat, Vine and Instagram?

RJI links: Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

By RJI on September 14, 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 130: Will Apple revolutionize wearables, payments?

By RJI on September 12, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 130

This week was put-up-or-shut-up time for Apple, with its stock sagging and innovations coming from others (mainly Samsung) while Apple’s iterations were minor by comparison. With the spotlight squarely on Apple and Cook, the company pushed in all its chips with a brand new product, the Apple Watch, along with one-touch Apple Pay, and some larger, thinner iPhones.

Gregory Moore, Denver Post editor, speaks at Gerald M. Boyd Lecture Series

By RJI on September 11, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Gregory Moore

Gregory Moore, editor of the Denver Post, had a conversation with David Lieb for the 2014 Gerald M. Boyd Lecture Series.

Futures Lab update #74: Vox.com card stacks and Bloomberg QuickTakes

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on September 10, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How could complicated news be better explained? We explore some examples.

Larger screens on new iPhones should make reading news content more appealing

By Roger Fidler on September 9, 2014 0 Comments Research
iPhone 6

I’m willing to wager that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduced today will give a boost to news organizations as well as Apple. Samsung has already demonstrated that there’s a market for so-called “phablets.” The addition of Apple’s strong brand is certain to validate this marriage of smartphones and mini tablets.

Media use through the eyes of young adult careerists

By Mary Grigsby on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
Young people social networking

Updated: Reynolds Fellow Mary Grigsby will conduct a qualitative study of digital media use among young adult careerists’ (18-29 years of age).