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RJI searches for the great ideas for tomorrow's journalism from citizens, journalists, scholars and technology innovators.

Exploring the future in three dimensions

By Clyde Bentley on February 6, 2015 1 Comment Blogs
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 Blogs
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 Blogs
Mediatwits 146

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 Blogs
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 Blogs

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 Blogs
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 Blogs
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.

Knight grant will help RJI develop born-digital-news preservation model

By Jennifer Nelson on January 30, 2015 0 Comments News
JDNA

A $35,000 grant from the Knight News Challenge on libraries will help University of Missouri Libraries and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute develop a long-term model to protect born-digital news content from being lost forever.

Mediatwits 145: Super Streaming Bowl goes online for free

By RJI on January 30, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 145

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.

POYi judging schedule and judges' bios now available

POYi

The judging schedule for the 2015 Pictures of the Year International competition has been posted on the POYi website. Also available are biography's for this year's judges.

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

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

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

Beyond the theoretical

Source Public Media Platform on January 27, 2015 0 Comments News
Beyond the theoretical

RJI students harness the Public Media Platform to expand audiences for public media.

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

By RJI on January 23, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 144

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.

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

By RJI on January 23, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
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.

Futures Lab update #90: Editing viral content, and monitoring state legislators

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on January 21, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

What goes into making stuff that gets shared? And how might a website keep tabs on elected representatives?

13 tips for improving your news organization’s social media strategy

By Jennifer Nelson on January 21, 2015 1 Comment Blogs
13 tips for improving your news organization’s social media strategy

Social media is an opportunity to bring headlines to subscribers and followers and engage with them throughout the day. Below are 13 tips to consider when assessing your Facebook and Twitter posting strategy.

Hacking Journalism demos twelve new ideas rethinking video news at Condé Nast

By Jeanne Brooks on January 20, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Hacking Journalism demos twelve new ideas rethinking video news at Condé Nast

Hacking Journalism held its second hackathon in New York this past weekend hosted by Condé Nast, Embedly, MIT Future of News and Hacks/Hackers.

Ten student journalism programs win mobile gear in MobileVideoDIY contest

By Jennifer Nelson on January 15, 2015 0 Comments News

The high schools won gear bags for their classrooms from MobileVideoDIY, a newly launched mobile-video resource of RJI. The bags include a microphone, pre-amplifier, microphone cord, tripod and smartphone mount. These accessories can help improve picture and sound quality of mobile video and photos.

Futures Lab update #89: Video apps from Fly Labs and micropayments via Blendle

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on January 14, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

Could there now be a viable way to collect payments for reading individual stories? And what if mobile video tools worked more like other smartphone apps?

My year in apps

By Judd Slivka on January 9, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
My year in apps

Getting towards the end of the year, so it feels like a good time to review the things on the phone. A lot of old standbys here, a few new things. I have what the wife calls “an app problem,” so I’ve limited it here to one screen on my phone — the one with the apps I’m using regularly.