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Ozyism #1: Super differentiated and tasty

By Brian Steffens on September 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Carlos Watson
Updated Sept. 17, 2013: Some of the many inspiring things about the Reynolds Journalism institute are meeting new people, exposure to their work and their enthusiasm for that work, and sharing all that with others in our circles of friends, colleagues and fellow travelers. It’s a vibrant outcome from RJI’s focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Five Years Past/Five Years Forward: Next Steps for Sustaining Journalism

Monday, September 9, 2013 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Events

Join us for RJI's Next Steps for Sustaining Journalism event and participate in shaping the future of our industry. You will be among a diverse group of thought leaders, practitioners, entrepreneurs and innovators. Breakout groups among you will tackle everything from new visions of storytelling, disruptive technologies, to re-energized business models. Your goal is to uncover and share insights that will shape RJI’s scope, mission, priorities, work –and impact – for the next five years.

Futures Lab update #26: Online subscription models and automated journalism

By Reuben Stern on September 10, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Are online paywalls generating significant revenue? And what happens when computers write news stories?

Futures Lab update #25: User-friendly video apps and WBEZ's Curious City

By Reuben Stern on September 3, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How should video be displayed in your mobile app? And what if audience members came along with you during the reporting process?

Futures Lab update #24: Free infographics tools and innovation rain forests

By Reuben Stern on August 27, 2013 1 Comment Blogs

Think you don't have the skills to make an infographic? Think again. And what could innovators learn from a rain forest?

Futures Lab update #23: Multimedia story tools and lessons from a journalism fellowship

By Reuben Stern on August 20, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Could multimedia storytelling get any easier? And what exactly does someone learn during a journalism fellowship?

Decoding collaboration part 2: News collaborations — defining impact

By RJI on August 19, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Decoding collaboration part 2: News collaborations — defining impact

Jo Ellen Green Kaiser, who leads The Media Consortium, has been going deep on collaboration in her work. Here, she generously offers a number of insights, with this the second of her three-part series.

Decoding collaboration part 1: Can or should news collaboration be forced?

By RJI on August 15, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Jo Ellen Green Kaiser

Jo Ellen Green Kaiser, who leads The Media Consortium, has been going deep on collaboration in her work. Here she generously offers a number of insights, with this the first of her three part series.

Futures Lab update #22: Comments via ReadrBoard, and success at the Deseret News

By Reuben Stern on August 13, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Could reader comments be better organized? And how is the Deseret News increasing circulation and revenue?

Futures Lab update #21: SimulTV, micro video and smarter analytics

By Reuben Stern on August 5, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Is one screen really better than two? Is six seconds of video enough time to do anything? And how could newsrooms be smarter with analytics?

Futures Lab update #20: Data tools, multiplatform skills, and innovation at The New York Times

By Reuben Stern on July 28, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How are new tools changing data journalism? And how does The New York Times executive editor encourage new ideas?

Futures Lab update #19: Reporting apps, GitHub, and election coverage

By Reuben Stern on July 22, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Which reporting apps should you have on your smartphone? And how might other newsrooms contribute to your online projects?

How Google Glass will change the future of broadcast journalism

Source Mediashift on July 22, 2013 0 Comments

News gathering is a difficult job and if you’re a working journalist, you already understand the difficulties involved in getting a scoop, particularly if said scoop is controversial, classified, dangerous or in the middle of a desert.

FOIA Machine would break logjam for public records

By RJI on July 18, 2013 1 Comment News
FOIA Machine

Gaining access to public information from the government through the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state “sunshine” laws is often a challenging, time consuming and costly endeavor for journalists.

Futures Lab update #18: Social TV news, print success and Gannett's consumer focus

By Reuben Stern on July 16, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How are TV news anchors getting social with their audiences? And how is the leader of Gannett preparing the future?

Reynolds Fellow aims to make multimedia storytelling easier, richer and more cost effective

By Jennifer Nelson on July 12, 2013 0 Comments News
Misha Leybovich

San Francisco entrepreneur Misha Leybovich became frustrated when he couldn’t effectively tell his own stories richly on the Web.

Futures Lab update #17: Using audience content and Google Glass

By Reuben Stern on July 9, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What happens when the crowd controls the story? And how could Google Glass be used by reporters?

Knight Foundation’s Mike Maness on future news

By Brian Steffens on July 3, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
ASNE

The Knight Foundation's Mike Maness shares his insights for the future of news with editors at ASNE.

Futures Lab update #16: A look forward with The New York Times and NPR

By Reuben Stern on July 1, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How do the leader of The New York Times Company and the digital team at NPR envision the future?

RJI Links 6.28.2013

By Brian Steffens on June 28, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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