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Futures Lab update #115: Predictive video downloads, and a new crowdsourcing platform

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on July 29, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

What if an app knew in advance what someone might want to watch? And how are you gathering user-generated visuals?

Futures Lab update #114: Television for social/mobile, and tools for managing contacts

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on July 15, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

Are two-minute videos the way to hook viewers? And what if you could easily access info for all your social connections in one place?

Futures Lab update #112: Digital story formats that add context and history

What if readers could navigate a single story in two directions at the same time? Or have today’s news connected to what happened in the past?

Tip: Check out this guide to video apps

Source on May 28, 2015 0 Comments

Judd Slivka, assistant professor of convergence journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism, recently shared his guide to video apps in this post for the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

RJI Futures Lab update #108: Video tools Multipop and Bcast

What if video could be more interactive? Or live streamed from smartphones?

Futures Lab update #107: From smartphone to control room, and graphics in small places

What if everyone with a smartphone could feed into your newscast? And how do you create a graphics desk from scratch?

What mobile and social media trends mean for newspapers

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) found that about 60% of smartphone owners routinely use smartphone news apps. About 40% of the smartphone owners who use smartphone news apps use smartphone newspaper apps, according to a 2014 RJI Mobile Media Survey report.

Futures Lab update #106: Using push notifications and message encryption tools

What’s the best way to notify mobile users about new stories? And what’s an easy way to encrypt messages with confidential sources?

Futures Lab update #105: Apps for collaborative mobile video and a follow-up button for Web stories

What happens when smartphone users start adding clips onto each other’s video footage? And how do you keep website readers coming back for more as a story unfolds?

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?