Tag: Futures Lab
Listening to the audience is key to improving immersive 360/VR experiences
When I started my residential fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute 10 months ago, I wanted to investigate how 360/VR content creators could better put the audience at the center of our production process so that immersive journalism, and immersive technology in general, may reach its full potential. One of the biggest obstacles … Continued
Houston Chronicle, RJI partner to keep chemical company data site available for journalists
A resource that helped The Houston Chronicle shed light on chemical disasters and facilities posing the greatest potential harm to the public, in the event of an emergency, got a new lease on life. After facing an uncertain future after its original owner — the Center for Effective Government — was shut down, the Right … Continued
Team tasked with solving The Associated Press challenge wins business journalism competition
A University of Missouri team tasked with increasing awareness, bringing in more customers and monetizing the health and science vertical at The Associated Press won the 10th annual Entrepreneurship and Media of the Future Symposium competition. The competition brought together graduate students from the Missouri School of Journalism and Trulaske College of Business to tackle … Continued
AMP Stories: A visual experience
Our last segment for Innovation in Focus was the AMP story we built on paragliding in Columbia. If you are familiar with AMP technology, you may know AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages, a Google project designed as an open standard for publishers to have pages load quickly on mobile devices. AMP stories is a … Continued
AMP Stories: Paragliding over Columbia, Missouri
This month for Innovation in Focus we explored building Google AMP stories. Click through Conner’s story to experience paragliding over Columbia, Missouri!
Smart alarm clock delivering local news wins 12th annual journalism development competition
Winners will visit tech, media leaders in Boston later this year
Embrace your constraints: How to build better products by accepting what you can’t change
The RJI Futures Lab is creating a new tool to help reporters who cover live events save time and effort on deadline. TweetsToText is a Twitter bot that transforms live event tweets into a plain text file, saving time on copying and pasting tweets for an article post-event. The tool was built for journalists who … Continued
Interactive Chats: The journey of the user
Juliana Ruhfus, interactive producer at Al Jazeera, shares her thoughts on InterviewJS.
Interactive Chats: Our tips for building a story in InterviewJS
Find out how student creator Emily Dunn covered a story using InterviewJS.
Sonification: 5 tips to get you started
Lexi Churchill, Mizzou student, shares 5 tips for the journalist interested in trying sonification