Competitors build ‘news hardware’ for the home

How many computers did you use before 8 a.m.? Researchers call this “ubiquitous computing,” when computer chips, screens and connectivity are so established in our everyday routines that we cease to conceive of the individual products as being computers.

FL#162: Making audio interactive with Anchor app

Anchor app Anchor is an iOS app that allows users to interact and engage through audio recordings. These audio conversations can viewed in the app itself, or they can be shared on social media or exported to include in other broadcasts.Reporting by Sarah Sabatke. For more information: Anchor is a free app available for iOS … 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

Scott Gurian: Cross-platform Collaborations on Investigative and Enterprise Reporting Series

Scott Gurian, previously NJ Spotlight and WNYC/NJ Public Radio Scott Gurian is a public radio and print journalist who has spent the past three years reporting on New Jersey’s long-term Superstorm Sandy recovery for WNYC/New Jersey Public Radio and NJ Spotlight. Previously, he worked as a producer for “The Takeaway” – a daily, national news program co-produced by WNYC, … Continued

Using Media to Create Shade in Miami’s Little Haiti: Part 2

PRI’s morning news show The Takeaway, co-produced with WNYC Radio, has been in Miami this week trying a new approach to serving a community. Instead of covering the Little Haiti neighborhood, journalists are trying to build ties and engage Haitian residents in the newsgathering. This is the second of two posts from PRI’s Michael Skoler … Continued

The Takeaway seeks to engage diverse communities via texting: Part 1

This week, The Takeaway takes to the streets of Miami in the latest of its experiments to partner with communities in gathering news and uncovering stories that deserve attention. The Takeaway is a new morning news show produced by Public Radio International (PRI) and WNYC Radio. Initial audience data shows its conversational format and editorial … Continued