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

Futures Lab update #52: Newspaper video that takes on TV news; and inside news curation apps

By Reuben Stern on March 25, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Could newspapers compete with TV when it comes to breaking news video? And is news curation a form of journalism?

Survey: Newspaper online paid content models now the norm

By Michael M. Jenner on March 24, 2014 0 Comments News
Paid content pie

Five years ago the notion of newspapers charging for online content was dismissed by many as an unworkable strategy. Today it’s become an industry norm.

Updating the Missouri Method with rapid iteration, multi-platform delivery

By Jim Flink on March 24, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Newsroom

What causes species to migrate? Inhospitable conditions? A yearning for home? A longing for greener pastures? In the case of multi-platform migration in news, it’s quite possibly a combination of all three.

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

By Reuben Stern on March 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

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 Blogs
SXSW 2014

"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 Blogs
SXSW 2014

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 Blogs
SXSW 2014

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 Blogs
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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 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 #50: A tool for interactive video and an experiment in augmented reality

By Reuben Stern on March 11, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

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

Mediatwits #112: Unplugging

By RJI on March 7, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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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.

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 Blogs

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 Blogs
Mega-Conference 2014

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.

Mediatwits #111: Comcast/Netflix deal: killing net neutrality or helping customers?

By RJI on February 28, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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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 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.

NNA survey: Small town residents depend on their community paper

Two-thirds of residents in small towns across America depend upon their local newspaper for news and information, according to the National Newspaper Association’s most recent newspaper readership survey.

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 Blogs

How can news content be adapted for use in the classroom? And how can journalists use LinkedIn for reporting?

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

By RJI on February 21, 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.

Mediatwits #110: Is the future of education online, in person, or both?

By RJI on February 21, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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This week, in honor of MediaShift’s launch of EducationShift, we’re turning our gaze to one of the biggest issues in higher education.

Futures Lab update #47: Personalization ideas from The Washington Post and iStrategy labs

By Reuben Stern on February 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How could data-driven personalization look at the Washington Post? And what works in experiential marketing?