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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?

Tablets are now commonplace in households with children

By Roger Fidler on April 23, 2014 0 Comments News
RJI-DPA Mobile Media News Consumption

More than half of U.S. households now have tablets and three-quarters have smartphones according to the latest Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) mobile media poll.

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 #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?

David Cohn: Circa's mobile approach: The structure and form of news re-thought

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
David Cohn

David Cohn, director of news for Circa, addresses RJI's Mobile First conference about how Circa is concentrating on presenting news through mobile devices.

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?

Updating the Missouri Method with rapid iteration, multi-platform delivery

By Jim Flink on March 24, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What causes species to migrate? Inhospitable conditions? A yearning for home? A longing for greener pastures? In the case of multi-platform migration in news, it’s quite possibly a combination of all three.

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
Mega-Conference 2014

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.

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?

Missouri tests multi-platform storytelling across six newsrooms

By Jim Flink on February 24, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Jim Flink

Clutter. Chaos. Copious amounts of content. News organizations are struggling right now. Struggling to connect with users who are migrating to increasingly diverse and cluttered platforms. Struggling to migrate their staffs, sometimes chaotically, to distribute distinct, quality, multi-platform content to different and varied platforms.

Newspaper subscribers vs non-subscribers

By RJI on February 13, 2014 0 Comments

Infographics on newspaper subscribers.

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?

A 2010-2011 Reynolds Fellow journeys to Africa to learn about the continent's unique needs for 'mobile-only' news products

By Jennifer Nelson on February 3, 2014 0 Comments News
Will Sullivan

UPDATE: The Voice of America app is a nominee for the 2014 Global Mobile Awards organized by the Global Systems Mobile Association (GSMA) Mobile World Congress.

Mobile-news leader partners with RJI, Missouri School of Journalism to help industry navigate opportunities in migrating to mobile

By Jennifer Nelson on January 13, 2014 0 Comments News
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Migrating to a mobile-first newsroom requires navigating through infrastructure upgrades, adjusting mindsets and serving varied emerging platforms. Keeping up with emerging technology is something that Jim Flink, formerly general manager of mobile news provider Newsy, knows all about.

Futures Lab update #40: News tailored for mobile platforms

By Reuben Stern on December 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How can 12 people update nearly 150 stories a day? And what's it like to watch video news on Google Glass?

Futures Lab update #37: Apps and tips for mobile reporting

By Reuben Stern on November 26, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What's the best way to use smartphones for reporting and video storytelling? And which mobile apps might help?

Futures Lab update #35: Using analytics in the newsroom

By Reuben Stern on November 12, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What data should you be tracking if "page views" and "unique visitors" are not enough?

Futures Lab update #34: Automated video editing and mobile app tools

By Reuben Stern on November 5, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What if software could automatically edit your video together? Or if building a mobile app were easy enough for anyone to do?