Can pay-by-text micropayments become a viable revenue source for newspapers?

COVID-19 accelerated what we’ve known for some time: Newsrooms cannot rely on advertising. Now more than ever newsrooms need to grow reader revenue — soliciting direct support from their readers. We have subscriptions. A new study from the International News Media Association (INMA) found that 39% of digital news publishers across 33 countries charged for … Continued

Putting the audience at the center of immersive journalism

VR and 360° video are attractive to journalists because the product promises to put the audience in the middle of news events. For immersive journalism to reach its potential, we must put the audience at the center of the production process.

Media lies and Brexit: A double hammer-blow to Europe and ethical journalism

Editor’s note: If you have an idea on how to solve problems created by fake news, filter bubbles or mistrust of the news media, please apply for a 2017-2018 RJI Fellowship. The application deadline is Feb. 1. In addition, RJI will soon post the full results of its Trusting News project, conducted by consulting fellow and engagement strategist Joy Mayer.

MobileVideoDIY capstone team

Many prominent news organizations, including CNN, the BBC and the Guardian, rely heavily on user-generated content to drive audience engagement and cover important stories. A convergence journalism capstone team mentored by Beth Pike, Mike Wheeler and Greg Harper was tasked with researching what types of user-generated content stories are most important, then to produce tutorials … Continued