FL#185: 360-degree VR video from The Wall Street Journal

360 VR video from The Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal has been telling stories using immersive 360 video within its recently launched VR app on the Google Daydream platform. Jarrard Cole, an executive producer in video at The Wall Street Journal, explains how this interactivity helps keep viewers engaged. Reporting by Reuben Stern, … Continued

FL#184: Wall Street Journal’s Daydream VR app

Experiencing the WSJ inside a virtual 3-D environment The Wall Street Journal recently launched a VR app that allows users to experience the Journal in immersive 3-D in Google’s Daydream platform. The app is one of the first to deliver news and live market data inside a virtual 3-D environment. We speak with Himesh Patel, … Continued

Monetization of news

In the face of decreasing revenues and increasing costs, news agencies everywhere are exploring creative methods of extracting more funding from their products. Some methods are more suitable to larger organizations and others to smaller ones; each one has drawbacks, and for many, they are a gamble.  However, some of these gambles have become viable … Continued

FL#161: 5 tips for email newsletters

Email newsletters Email newsletters are far from new, but recently there’s been a resurgence in their popularity. With this renewed interest come new techniques. We look at five innovative approaches to delivering newsletters, inspired by Clover Letter, BuzzFeed and TheSkimm.Reporting by Whitney Matewe. For more information: BuzzFeed has 12 core newsletters but, in total, close … Continued

Unholy alliances, superheroes and the ‘drunken walk’

A not-so-subtle theme kept cropping up this week at the Collaboration Culture Symposium (#rjicollab) at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute: a superhero theme. Speakers conjured up images of caped crusaders in search of new alliances to fight the evils that have befallen The Fourth Estate. Those evils have eroded and disposed of the neophyte … Continued

Carla Zanoni and Jennifer Hicks: Better Living Through Newsroom Chemistry

Carla Zanoni, The Wall Street Journal Carla is executive emerging media editor for the The Wall Street Journal, where she is responsible for exploring and developing state-of-the-art news delivery and storytelling, including new social media and mobile platforms. She also heads the newsroom’s audience development team, focusing on engagement and newsroom analytics.  Before coming to … Continued