Earning trust by inviting questions … and answering them

Originally published on Medium As newsrooms have joined the Trusting News work, we’ve asked them to think about how they might introduce the work to their audiences and how those audiences might be invited to weigh in. News consumers aren’t usually shy about telling us how we could do better, but asking for feedback directly … Continued

FL#183: Personalized content discovery with CogniK

Customized recommendation engine CogniK CogniK is a start-up that helps media companies personalize content discovery for their users by enabling them to incorporate a customized recommendation engine. According to George Jeng, vice president of product at CogniK, the engine uses machine learning and semantic analysis to automatically tag and characterize stories, and then link together … Continued

FL#181: Journalism 360, an immersive storytelling initiative

Journalism 360 Journalism 360 is an initiative to help journalists experiment with immersive storytelling through events, training, grants, Medium posts and Google Hangouts. The effort aims to connect journalists and build a community around 360 video and augmented and virtual reality for news. Reporting by Reuben Stern and Lindsey Miller For more information: Journalism 360 … Continued

Examining the new conceptualization of entrepreneurial journalism

The dominant scholarly understanding of and approaches to journalism do not match the variety of practices that make up journalism today. The profession’s recent reconfiguration as a post-industrial, entrepreneurial and altogether atypical way of working calls for new ways to investigate, theorize and teach journalism. Our fellowship project at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute … Continued

Tracy Clark’s take on 15 news aggregation apps: Part 2

Google Play Newsstand Google has made several attempts at media aggregation, first with Google News in 2002, which was deemed beta for the first three years. It promotes itself as a service that “aggregates real-time news content from news sources around the world, generating 72 editions in 55 languages, and powering Google’s news search. In … Continued