Tag: Texas Tribune
RJI’s director of innovation and Futures Lab to help guide ONA as new board member
Ebony Reed, director of innovation and the RJI Futures Lab, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Online News Association, which bills itself as the world’s largest digital news association and brings in about 2,000 attendees to its annual conference. Among the responsibilities and opportunities for board members is leading the organization “in … Continued
Does the idea of talking to a news bot bother you? That is interesting. Please continue
The first chatbot was born in 1966. Eliza, as her creator named her, mimicked a psycho-therapist. You can still chat with Eliza, like I did. Eliza was a proof of concept: an experiment designed to explore the potential of conversational interfaces. Now, 50 years on, chatbots are starting to crack into the mainstream — at … Continued
RJI Fellow receives investment from Missouri accelerator fund for chatbot tool
GroundSource, a community engagement platform founded by RJI Fellow Andrew Haeg, recently received a $50,000 investment from the Missouri Innovation Center Accelerator Fund. Haeg is completing an institutional fellowship in August with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. He spent a year developing bots to deepen engagement at various news outlets. The funds will allow … Continued
FL#187: Community Impact Newspaper
(Video missing) Community Impact Newspaper Community Impact Newspaper is a hyperlocal news company that delivers a free monthly newspaper to every household in the geographic areas it covers. The company uses revenue generated from advertisements to serve 22 communities across Texas. John Garrett, founder and chief executive officer, explains what makes Community Impact’s targeted advertising … Continued
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In new news orgs, a glimpse at journalism founded on value, not mass
A few weeks back, John Thornton invited me to Austin, Tex., to take a look at his news organization in-the-making, a team of powerhouse journalists from all over the state who are assembling the ambitious effort that will be the Texas Tribune. Before coming to RJI, I worked in for-profit newsrooms, where the constant primary … Continued