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Futures Lab update #69: A new system for engagement, and a handbook for UGC

By Reuben Stern on July 29, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Is your next commenting platform being built by The New York Times and The Washington Post? And do you need to verify an online video? There's a handbook for that.

Futures Lab update #68: Rethinking the story mix and training citizen videographers

By Reuben Stern on July 22, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How is Witness helping citizens capture better video? And how does Ozy's content attract a different kind of audience?

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?

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?

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.

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?

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.

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?

Futures Lab update #61: Social media marketing via Tagkast and Inside Social

By Reuben Stern on May 28, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What if your logo appeared in photos shared on Facebook? And do you know who exactly spreads your content via social media?

Futures Lab update #60: CNNx app, and some social media management tools

By Reuben Stern on May 21, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Is CNNx the future of news viewing? And is there a better way to manage a newsroom's social media presence?

RJI Futures Lab update #59: Lingospot, XAPP Ads and Tomorrowish

By Reuben Stern on May 13, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What might happen when your iPad recognizes what's playing on your TV? Or when your radio can hear your voice?

RJI invites developers and journalists to 'Hack the Future of Journalism' in San Francisco

By RJI on May 13, 2014 0 Comments News
Hack the Future of Journalism

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, in partnership with the Public Media Platform (PMP) and KQED, will challenge teams of developers, journalists and innovative thinkers to build new tools, business models and news services to help journalists better report and deliver quality news and information in a fast-moving social and mobile media environment.

Futures Lab update #58: Two new tools for newsrooms on the go

By Reuben Stern on May 6, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Which of your reporters is closest to the scene of breaking news? And is that a video control room in your backpack?

Futures Lab update #57: Social participation TV via Wayin, Excitem and iPowow

By Reuben Stern on April 29, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How is technology making it easier to get an audience at home to be part of a live broadcast?

Innovative donation platform wins 7th annual RJI Student Competition

By RJI on April 22, 2014 0 Comments News
Tech Showcase

A mobile app that introduces young people to public media content and gives them an easy way to help pay for it has won the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s annual student developer competition sponsored this year by the Public Media Platform (PMP).

Futures Lab update #56: Connecting smartphones with TV and with entertainment experiences

By Reuben Stern on April 22, 2014 1 Comment Blogs

How do you get mobile video onto TV screens? And could listings information be transformed into a great entertainment experience?