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Futures Lab update #61: Social media marketing via Tagkast and Inside Social

By Reuben Stern on May 28, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What if your logo appeared in photos shared on Facebook? And do you know who exactly spreads your content via social media?

Futures Lab update #60: CNNx app, and some social media management tools

By Reuben Stern on May 21, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Is CNNx the future of news viewing? And is there a better way to manage a newsroom's social media presence?

RJI Futures Lab update #59: Lingospot, XAPP Ads and Tomorrowish

By Reuben Stern on May 13, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What might happen when your iPad recognizes what's playing on your TV? Or when your radio can hear your voice?

RJI invites developers and journalists to 'Hack the Future of Journalism' in San Francisco

By RJI on May 13, 2014 0 Comments News
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The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, in partnership with the Public Media Platform (PMP) and KQED, will challenge teams of developers, journalists and innovative thinkers to build new tools, business models and news services to help journalists better report and deliver quality news and information in a fast-moving social and mobile media environment.

Mediatwits #120: Mideast media study shows demand for social media, censored films

By RJI on May 2, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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Even though Western music and movies are a major export to the Middle East, many people there support censoring these programs if they are deemed offensive.

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?

Missouri School of Journalism, 11 other programs win $35,000 ONA grants to create live news experiments

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments News
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A Missouri School of Journalism team wins a $35,000 micro-grant from the Online News Association's Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The grant will fund a live news experiment that bridges journalism education, community engagement and local news.

Futures Lab update #51: SXSWi recap and text searches for audio and video

By Reuben Stern on March 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Is a fully automated world really that far off? And what if you could easily search for words or phrases inside media files?

What we've learned about real-time reporting from John Walton and the #ET702 story

By Chris Shipley on March 3, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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After a brief tweet to congratulate John Walton (@thatjohn) for breaking the #ET702 hijacking story and alert him to my initial post on the matter, we got into a Twitter exchange, then email conversation, and then a live chat with the students of the Journalism & Democracy capstone class at the Missouri School of Journalism, each discussion giving a little more texture to his experience and learning about reporting a story as it happens using Twitter as a publication medium.

Futures Lab update #47: Personalization ideas from The Washington Post and iStrategy labs

By Reuben Stern on February 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How could data-driven personalization look at the Washington Post? And what works in experiential marketing?

#ET702 and the birth of real-time journalism

By Chris Shipley on February 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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If we needed more evidence of the speed and reach of Twitter as a news medium, the news and unfolding story on Twitter of Ethiopian Flight ET702 should confirm that our world is never going to be the same again. As is so often the case these days, the story about the story – at least when that story involves the rising influence of social media, is one that pits the tortoise (traditional media) against the hare (Twitter and social media).

An invitation to join the #CommonTags Community

By Chris Shipley on February 10, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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And if news journalism can harness that authority, the simple hashtag just might have the power to restore credibility to real-time news.

Mediatwits #108: Can Facebook’s Paper app change the aggregation game?

By RJI on February 7, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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For Facebook’s tenth birthday, the social platform gave itself a new app: Paper. The app promises a revolution in the way that users interact with content.

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?

Twitter in the journalist’s toolbox

By Chris Shipley on December 16, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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In the quest to deliver accurate, breaking news, Twitter may be a journalist’s worst enemy — or best tool.

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 #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?

RJI broadcasting workshops: Using social media to enrich discussion of community issues

By Jennifer Nelson on October 9, 2013 0 Comments News
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Social media on television and radio news is mostly frivolous — full of celebrity gossip and uninformed opinion, said Kent Collins, 2012-2013 Donald W. Reynolds Fellow.