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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
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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
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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.

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
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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
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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?

Futures Lab update #32: Digital insights from the ONA13 conference in Atlanta

By Reuben Stern, Travis McMillen on October 22, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

When it comes to digital, what should your newsroom be doing today? Plus, other insights from the ONA13 conference.

Futures Lab update #31: Mobile revenue, social video news, and learning from the Texas Tribune

By Reuben Stern on October 15, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How can you generate revenue from mobile apps and iPad editions? And what is social mobile video news?

Usage of downloaded news apps reveals some striking differences

By Roger Fidler on August 26, 2013 2 Comments News
2013 Q1 Research Report 4: Usage of downloaded news apps reveals some striking d

The percent of all smartphone and/or tablet users who indicated that they had downloaded at least one news app jumped from about 30 percent in Q1 2012 to nearly 60 percent in Q1 2013.