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  • News companies as tech companies: Some venture capitalists say yes

    News companies as tech companies: Some venture capitalists say yes

    Blog | October 24, 2014

    For years, the drumbeat among venture capitalists has been that content is expensive and is not worth their investment. But we’ve seen a turnaround, and the question is, why now? The answer may simply be optimism.

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    RJI links: Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

    Blog | October 24, 2014

    To help you navigate our fast-changing industry, RJI collects and assembles some of the top stories from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

  • Is a new type of young adult media user emerging?

    Is a new type of young adult media user emerging?

    Blog | October 24, 2014

    I’m conducting research interviews to better understand media use motivations and preferences of 18- to 29-year-old careerists. Nine interviews in and I’m observing an interesting and unanticipated pattern from the data.

  • Mediatwits 135

    Mediatwits 135: HBO, CBS jump into streaming services for cord-cutters

    Blog | October 24, 2014

    Last week HBO and CBS both announced plans to offer stand-alone streaming services on the web. It’s a major turn-about for the pay cable service HBO (owned by Time Warner), which has long maintained they are “not TV.” This move will allow viewers to cut the cord to their cable TV subscriptions and purchase HBO programming alone.

  • Tom Warhover

    'Losing a piece of you': The fragility of digital news archives

    Blog | October 23, 2014

    In this video, Tom Warhover, executive editor for innovation at the Columbia Missourian, discussed the devastating 2002 loss of more than 15 years worth of content at the Missourian. Archival specialists and journalists will address this problem for the news industry at "Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News Content."

  • Journalism Interactive

    Registration now open for Journalism interactive 2015

    News | October 23, 2014

    Registration for Journalism interactive 2015 is now open. The Missouri School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute will host this conference on journalism education and digital media on April 24-25, 2015, in Columbia, Missouri.

  • Futures Lab update #80: New story metrics from API; and newsroom tracking tool Desk-Net

    Blog | October 22, 2014

    Do you know which story types get the most traffic on your site? Or how to keep track of stories across platforms?

  • ASNE

    Apply for National Community and News Literacy Roundtables project manager

    News | October 21, 2014

    The National Community and News Literacy Roundtables project, administered by the American Society of News Editors in partnership with the News Literacy Project and the American Press Institute, funded in part by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is looking for an innovative, energetic project manager dedicated to the cause of helping Americans become more news literate.

  • RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

    Credibility of mainstream news media fares better among mobile media users

    News | October 21, 2014

    Mobile media users are more likely than nonusers to give higher credibility rankings to national newspapers and most other mainstream news media. They also tend to place greater importance on getting news every day and on the source of news.

  • A little birdie told me 5

    The bottom line: Can Twitter make any money for newspapers?

    News | October 20, 2014

    Twitter has proved to be a valuable tool for journalists searching for information, but turning social media efforts into real revenues is still elusive for most newspapers. Nonetheless, publishers and owners are willing to invest the time and experiment because they see progress and longer-term payoffs.

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