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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?

Futures Lab update #55: Google and the news industry

By Reuben Stern on April 15, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What can news organizations learn from Google? And how is the company trying to help the news industry?

Futures Lab update #54: How mobile is changing news gathering and delivery

By Reuben Stern on April 8, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What does it mean to put mobile first? And is your newsroom doing that?

Futures Lab update #53: Touchable video, sensor journalism, and the mobile transition

By Reuben Stern on April 1, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How is Cinematique adapting video to take advantage of touch screens? And how can sensors enable new kinds of reporting?

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?

Mediatwits #114: Will robots take over simple tasks for journalists?

By RJI on March 21, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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This week, when a 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit L.A., the L.A. Times’ Ken Schwencke was the first to break the story. But, the actual author of the post wasn’t Schwencke...

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?

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?

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
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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.

Improving journalism: Start and end with your audience

By Brian Steffens on February 28, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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The mood was upbeat as more than 670 news executives set a record attendance at the 2014 Key Executives Mega Conference. RJI shares some insights from industry leaders.

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?

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?

A 2008-2009 Reynolds Fellow leads development of new journalism innovation center at University of Oregon

By Jennifer Nelson on February 17, 2014 0 Comments News
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An innovation center committed to exploring how citizens can interact and gain value from journalism is becoming reality for the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, thanks to a generous anonymous donor.

Futures Lab update #46: NPR's connected car app, Project Thunderdome, and NewsGuru

By Reuben Stern on February 11, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How did NPR get its app onto the dashboard of GM's Internet-enabled cars? And how are things at Project Thunderdome?

Futures Lab update #45: Multi-camera mobile video, managing social content, and website push notifications

By Reuben Stern on February 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What if anyone could combine video from multiple smartphones? And are there better ways to manage user-generated content?

Futures Lab update #44: Accelerating media startups at Matter, and mobile innovation from Adobe

By Reuben Stern on January 28, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What does it take to bring innovative media ideas to market? And how is Adobe looking ahead to the mobile future?

Futures Lab update #43: Text-to-video, multimedia stacks and cloud-based magazine publishing

By Reuben Stern on January 21, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What if video could create itself? Or if multimedia explanations and digital magazines were easier to produce?

Futures Lab update #42: News marketing, data security and native advertising

By Reuben Stern on January 14, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How could news be marketed better? How could you make your data more secure? And how are native ads working at Forbes?

Futures Lab update #41: Retooling online comments

By Reuben Stern on January 6, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How could user comments be made more useful for both audience members and journalists?