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

Saving the news: When your server crashes, you could lose decades of digital news content — forever

By Edward McCain on July 16, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
JDNA

Newly released survey information from the Journalism Digital News Archive initiative of RJI confirms that news libraries are highly prized by news organizations for the value they bring for producing quality journalism.

Can native advertising succeed in small news operations?

By Jaci Smith on July 15, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Jaci Smith

When I read about some really interesting, disruptive innovation happening at The New York Times or The Washington Post or even smaller community papers, I tend to shake my head and wistfully note “if only we had the resources.” We can’t afford to think like that any more — really, no one in our business can.

Futures Lab update #67: News tailored for younger audiences

By Reuben Stern on July 15, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What does it take to get young people interested in serious news? And is it really true that they're not interested already?

RJI links: Sunday, July 13, 2014

By RJI on July 13, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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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.

How the Texas Tribune wants to hack its way to audience growth

By Tim Griggs on July 7, 2014 1 Comment Blogs
Audience

The Texas Tribune has been an extraordinary success story by almost any measure. It’s seen as one of the poster children for success in the era of nonprofit news. It’s proving that sustainability, and even outright growth, is possible for serious news organizations.

RJI links: Sunday, July 6, 2014

By RJI on July 7, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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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 #66: Public radio via Internet devices

By Reuben Stern on July 1, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How is public radio moving away from radio? And could an audio clip ever go viral?

RJI links: Friday, June 27, 2014

By RJI on June 27, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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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 #65: Multimedia reporting with mobile devices

What kind of multimedia journalism is really possible using only mobile devices? And what could make the quality better?

RJI in your inbox

By RJI on June 24, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
RJI newsletters

Welcome to RJI’s new newsletter system. We’re implementing a new management system in July that will allow you to subscribe to one or more of our newsletters and updates based on your interests.

RJI links: Friday, June 20, 2014

By RJI on June 20, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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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 #64: Social news via Storyful and emotion detection from Eyeris

By Reuben Stern on June 17, 2014 1 Comment Blogs

How are social media posts being transformed into news content? And what if you could track a video viewer's feelings in real time?

RJI links: Friday, June 13, 2014

By RJI on June 13, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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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.

Innovation SWAT teams must be integrated quickly into newsrooms

By Jim Flink on June 12, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Innovation SWAT teams must be integrated quickly into newsrooms

Risk and reward. Success and failure. Progress and lethargy. Too often in our newsrooms we see things in such black and white terms, failing to see the opportunities that lie before our very eyes, blinded instead by our own predisposed ways of thinking.

Futures Lab update #63: Hacking the Future of Journalism

What media innovations could a roomful of journalists and programmers build in 37 hours? Take a look.

RJI links: Friday, June 6, 2014

By RJI on June 6, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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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.

Videos and articles from RJI hackathon

By RJI on June 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Hack the Future of Journalism

Videos and articles from RJI's "Hack the Future of Journalism" event, held Saturday, May 31, through Sunday, June 1, in San Francisco, are now available on RJI Online.

Futures Lab update #62: Putting Google Glass to the test

How viable is Google's face-mounted device as a reporting tool? And does the output justify the cost?

Why study venture-backed for-profit news startups?

By Nikki Usher on June 3, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Nikki Usher

Nikki Usher, 2014-2015 Reynolds Fellow, discusses the rise of venture capital in the online journalism space. Why the VC turn to content now, and how will the digital newsrooms keep their sites sustainable?

Pat Kitano: CEO, BNN Funding

By RJI on June 2, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Pat Kitano

Pat Kitano pitches his idea during the kickoff session of "Hack the Future of Journalism," May 31-June 1, 2014, in San Francisco.