Many newsrooms are still figuring out the best way to deliver an array of content across an ever-increasing number of platforms, all at once. This week the RJI Futures Lab takes a deep dive into one newsroom's journey.
Matt Thompson is looking for context. It motivated his 2008–09 fellowship with the Reynolds Journalism Institute, where he launched a niche website that offered a trove of links and background stories about economic development in Columbia. The idea was to help people understand today’s news by pulling together stories of the events that led up to it.
The newspaper industry's print model has hit a rough patch—its outdated pricing strategies continually fail to produce reliable revenue. And with local classifieds moving online, it's easy to see why some small-town papers have folded.
World Press Photo says Paul Hansen’s photo of mourners in Gaza was “retouched with respect to both global and local color and tone. Beyond this, however, we find no evidence of significant photo manipulation or compositing.”
I attended a session at the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Tech Showcase this week called “Greg’s Digital Dozen.” Greg Harper is a gadget guru and the founder of an awesome-looking annual event called Gadgetoff.