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RJI links: Friday, April 17, 2015

By RJI on April 17, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links

RJI links, daily curation of the best stories from across the Web 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.

Mediatwits 156: BuzzFeed stumbles after deleting post critical of advertiser

By RJI on April 17, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 155

After it was revealed Buzzfeed had deleted a post criticizing one of Dove’s ad campaigns there was speculation they had bowed to pressure from Unilever. All publications that make money from ad revenue have to face this question. What makes BuzzFeed different is how closely their own editorial resembles sponsored content.

More than buzz: Social media and the news agenda

By Lisa George on April 16, 2015 1 Comment Ideas
Dessert

The popular notion of a news agenda driven by social media is illustrated by these BuzzFeed headlines: “26 Weird Things We All Did As Kids” and “Is Beyoncé Pregnant Or Just Trolling Us All?” Why this view that a social media news agenda would serve up only squishy-soft news? Because counts of clicks, tweets and “likes” tell us that this content fuels conversations.

Futures Lab update #102: Turning data into a human experience

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on April 15, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

Could virtual reality enable users to walk around inside big data sets? And how might data visualizations be more human?

The five engagement changes your newsroom can adopt right now: #RJIEngaged

By Jim Flink on April 15, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Dissecting Engagement

Just days removed from an invigorating discussion on the state of engagement in media, Dissecting Engagement attendees are buzzing about strategic content deployment strategies necessary to win greater connectivity with users. Here are five important takeaways from the conference.

Small-town paper wish list: Time-efficient means to analyze and implement innovations

By Walter B. Potter Jr. on April 14, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Walt B. Potter Jr.

What Houston (Mo.) Herald folks want from the Potter Conferences was something of a surprise. Publisher Brad Gentry and his team aren’t shy about dedicating resources to digital innovation although they do want to do it in the most cost-efficient way.

A professional’s guide to choosing the right video apps

By Judd Slivka on April 14, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
A professional’s guide to choosing the right video apps

What do you really want in an app if you’re shooting video on a mobile platform? There are four or five different ways to answer that question.

RJI links: Friday, April 10, 2015

By RJI on April 10, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links

RJI links, daily curation of the best stories from across the Web 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.

Mediatwits 155: Cord-cutting gets real as streaming TV options mushroom

By RJI on April 10, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 155

As cable bills have soared, people have been considering how to cut the cord without losing access to the shows and sports programming they love. These days more and more people are opting out.

Seattle's Best: Zillow’s Housing Hackathon

By Brian Steffens on April 8, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Zillow

What if you threw a party and everybody came?

Dissecting Engagement videos and presentations now available

By RJI on April 8, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Dissecting Engagement

Videos and presentations from Dissecting Engagement are now available.

Futures Lab update #101: Combing through video and images with Vhoto and Ditto

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on April 8, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

What if you didn’t have to watch your video to find the best moments? Or if technology could spot your logo amid the flow of social media photos?

Seattle's Best: Kris Peterson

By Brian Steffens on April 6, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Amazon

Younger readers may not realize that Amazon lost money for more than a decade. Brian Steffens spoke with Kris Peterson, Amazon's vendor manager, about the importance of growing audience before worrying about making money.

RJI links: Saturday, April 4, 2015

By RJI on April 4, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links

RJI links, daily curation of the best stories from across the Web 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.

Seattle's Best: Michelle Flandreau, Mark Ginther and Mark Briggs

By RJI on April 3, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
KING5

KING 5 has one of the largest and most productive news teams in the nation. The news operation is known for its investigative and in-depth local reporting. Brian Steffens spoke with several members of the staff during his recent visit to Seattle.

Mediatwits 154: Podcasts are hot, hot, hot, but are they sustainable?

By RJI on April 3, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 154

Audio is having a moment right now. And it’s no longer just about public radio. Media companies such as the New York Times and Buzzfeed have their own podcasts, too. While podcasting has been around for more than a decade, it’s already had a first boom, bust and now boom again.

Seattle's Best: Sarah Rupp

By Brian Steffens on April 2, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Seattle PI

Founded in 1863 as the weekly Gazette, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer became a digital-only operation in early 2009. Brian Steffens dropped in to visit with executive producer Sarah Rupp.

Seattle's Best: David Pelter

By Brian Steffens on April 1, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Seattle Times

If someone were to ask you to name the legacy news organizations that come to mind when considering innovation you’d likely list The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News and The Guardian, among others. Yet The Seattle Times has been challenging itself about as long as anyone else. Brian Steffens dropped in for a chat with David Pelter, vice president of product development and management.

Futures Lab update #100: Telling stories with satellite imagery and using data for breaking news

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on April 1, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

What kind of stories might be told from outer space? And how could databases inform fast-moving news coverage?

Dissecting Engagement — Day 2

By Victor Hernandez on March 31, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Victor Hernandez

Dissecting Engagement, RJI's two-day event examining how we can optimize engagement in a rapidly shifting media ecosystem, concludes with a summation by digital journalism strategist Victor Hernandez.