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Futures Lab update #103: Choosing a crowdfunding platform, and seeing what people near you are reading

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on April 22, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

Which online crowdfunding tool is right for you? We evaluate three of the popular sites.

A professional’s guide to choosing the right video apps

By Judd Slivka on April 14, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
A professional’s guide to choosing the right video apps

What do you really want in an app if you’re shooting video on a mobile platform? There are four or five different ways to answer that question.

Futures Lab update #101: Combing through video and images with Vhoto and Ditto

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on April 8, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

What if you didn’t have to watch your video to find the best moments? Or if technology could spot your logo amid the flow of social media photos?

Futures Lab update #97: Single-story apps and virtual reality storytelling

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on March 11, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

What if the audience could walk around inside a news event? And could mobile apps become a new form of content?

Futures Lab update #96: Tips for mobile news delivery, and remixing with Trio

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on March 4, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

What works when delivering news via smartphones? And could media mashups drive traffic to news sites?

BRFHS among journalism program winners for mobile gear

Source Jackson County Chronicle on February 25, 2015 0 Comments

The MobileVideoDIY giveaway was sponsored in partnership with RJI and the American Society of News Editors’ Youth Journalism Initiative.

Journalism Department gets modern equipment

Source The Examiner on February 4, 2015 0 Comments

Students in the Fort Osage High School Journalism Department are now “backpack journalists,” an emerging form of journalism that requires a journalist to not only be a reporter, but also the photographer, videographer and editor.

MobileVideoDIY is giving away 10 free mobile gear bags to student journalism programs

There is a great new resource for those interested in mobile video (and that should be every scholastic journalism staff) and they’re giving away some great gear.

Ten student journalism programs win mobile gear in MobileVideoDIY contest

By Jennifer Nelson on January 15, 2015 0 Comments News

The high schools won gear bags for their classrooms from MobileVideoDIY, a newly launched mobile-video resource of RJI. The bags include a microphone, pre-amplifier, microphone cord, tripod and smartphone mount. These accessories can help improve picture and sound quality of mobile video and photos.

Apple's new iPhone 6: What it means for your newsroom

Source World News Publishing Focus on January 14, 2015 0 Comments

Roger Fidler, program director for digital publishing at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) blogged on their website that Apple’s convergence of the smart-phone and mini-tablet will mean a better user experience.

Futures Lab update #89: Video apps from Fly Labs and micropayments via Blendle

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on January 14, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

Could there now be a viable way to collect payments for reading individual stories? And what if mobile video tools worked more like other smartphone apps?

My year in apps

By Judd Slivka on January 9, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
My year in apps

Getting towards the end of the year, so it feels like a good time to review the things on the phone. A lot of old standbys here, a few new things. I have what the wife calls “an app problem,” so I’ve limited it here to one screen on my phone — the one with the apps I’m using regularly.

Mobile media users are more likely than non-users to find mainstream media outlets credible

Source Marketing Charts on January 2, 2015 0 Comments

Mobile media users are more likely than non-users to find mainstream media outlets credible, notes the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) in a recent survey. A recent Harris survey has more on consumers’ trust in news media.

Futures Lab update #87: Automated production, live-streamed UGC, and quality video storytelling

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on December 17, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Could software replace video producers? And are citizens the future of on-the-scene videographers?

MobileVideoDIY giving away 10 free mobile gear bags to student journalism programs

By RJI on November 6, 2014 0 Comments News
Video gear

To celebrate the launch of its website and help teachers and student journalists get started, MobileVideoDIY is giving away 10 mobile gear bags to secondary-school classrooms. Each bag contains a microphone, pre-amp, cord, tripod and mount. Any secondary school can enter for a chance to win at MobileVideoDIY.com.

Plus-size iPhone 6 makes reading long stories and watching videos on a smartphone more pleasurable

By Roger Fidler on October 31, 2014 0 Comments News
iPhone 6

After using an iPhone 6 Plus exclusively for a month, I’ve concluded that I can get along just fine without my Wi-Fi-only iPad mini in my daily routines. It won’t replace my iPad entirely, but I’ll be using it much less for news and timely information, such as weather updates, television listings and market data.

Futures Lab update #81: Al Jazeera’s AJ+ app and a collaboration around engagement

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on October 29, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How is AJ+ tailoring news for young mobile audiences? And how might engagement lead to more diverse news coverage?

Credibility of mainstream news media fares better among mobile media users

By Roger Fidler on October 21, 2014 0 Comments News
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

Mobile media users are more likely than nonusers to give higher credibility rankings to national newspapers and most other mainstream news media. They also tend to place greater importance on getting news every day and on the source of news.

Futures Lab update #79: Ideas for using Vine and Snapchat

By Rachel Wise, Reuben Stern on October 15, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How is Mashable generating revenue with 6-second videos? And how is The Washington Post using disappearing images to make people sound smarter?

Q&A with Jim Bankoff: Building collaboration, technology and products at Vox Media

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on October 8, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

"In our company we try to have three seats at the table that incorporates the people who are the storytellers, the people who have to make money to support the organization and then the people who are technologists and product innovators. It's really the synthesis and the harmony that defines our culture."