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Structured journalism: Evaluating journalism beyond the news article

By David Caswell on July 1, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Structured journalism

Does the traditional news article still make sense as the primary unit of news in the age of the Internet and smartphone?

Futures Lab update #112: Digital story formats that add context and history

What if readers could navigate a single story in two directions at the same time? Or have today’s news connected to what happened in the past?

RJI links: Friday, June 26, 2015

By RJI on June 26, 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 166: Why diversity in the newsroom is crucial

By RJI on June 26, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 166

The call for different voices in the media has grown louder in the past few years. Chenjerai Kumanyika’s piece on the “whiteness” of public radio sparked a debate on Twitter earlier this year. The reasons for a more inclusive newsroom are evident.

Futures Lab update #111: Investigating rumors with TwitterTrails and scraping Web data without code

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on June 24, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

Could a computer determine if something on Twitter is true or false? And how can non-programmers extract information from websites?

At first glance: Initial thoughts after my first 96 hours with the Apple Watch

By Victor Hernandez on June 23, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
AppleWatch

When the UPS driver dropped the package off at my home last Tuesday, I immediately became so filled with anxiety that I decided to wait a day before unboxing and configuring my new smartwatch.

RJI links: Friday, June 19, 2015

By RJI on June 19, 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 165: Apple makes waves with news app, ad-blocker in mobile

By RJI on June 19, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 165

Outside of iTunes, Apple hasn’t had much of a presence in digital content and news. But that changed in a big way at the recent Worldwide Developer Conference, when Apple revealed it was replacing its Newsstand app with the News app, which would curate the news, while also using human editors.

Futures Lab update #110: Gathering visual content via Stringr and YuVue

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on June 17, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

Could a network of contributors gather video for your newsroom? Or provide material via social media?

RJI links: Friday, June 12, 2015

By RJI on June 12, 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 164: Gawker formed a union. Will it spread to more digital media?

By RJI on June 12, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 164

Last week, Gawker Media employees voted to unionize. It wasn’t close. About 75 percent of votes were in favor of an union. Gawker is one of the first digital publishers to be union run.

Despite challenges, Southeast Missourian improves print product, grows online presence

By Walter B. Potter Jr. on June 10, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Despite challenges, Southeast Missourian improves print product, grows online pr

The Southeast Missourian was named the second-best daily newspaper with a circulation under 30,000 in North America. Bob Miller, editor, wants to build on that success, but he acknowledges the challenges posed by the convergence of print and digital technologies.

Legacy media company’s focus on the positive brings flood of new profit possibilities

Jon K. Rust

As many legacy mass media company leaders worry about what they can’t do in the new digital age, Rust Communications Inc. is finding a cornucopia of things it can do. "We constantly look for new revenue streams," says Co-President Jon K. Rust.

RJI links: Friday, June 5, 2015

By RJI on June 5, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
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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 163: Can we slow online harassment without curbing free speech?

By RJI on June 5, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 163

The rise of the Internet has given more people the ability to express and share their thoughts. Unfortunately, that access means that bad actors and trolls can also use the platforms to threaten or harass others.

Futures Lab update #109: Cloudstitch and Tagboard

Could creating interactive data graphics become as easy as updating a spreadsheet? And how are you getting social media content into your broadcast?

The newspaper industry and the forgotten 50 percent

By Tracy Clark on June 2, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Los Angeles Times lost 50 percent graph

Newspaper circulation and readership continue to fall: 3.3 percent for both daily and Sunday papers in 2014 according to Pew. Newspapers will continue to see their readership dwindle if they don’t do something to add new readers from what I call the forgotten 50 percent.

RJI links: Friday, May 29, 2015

By RJI on May 29, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
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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 162: Hot job prospects in digital media

By RJI on May 29, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 162

We all know that job prospects for traditional print jobs isn’t great. You don’t need us to remind you how poorly print has been doing in the past couple of years. But there are still opportunities when you flip the script to digital media.

Print vs. Web: Community publisher more concerned about quality of news than its method of delivery

Dalton Wright, Lebanon (Mo.) Daily Record

Dalton Wright is no stranger to the impact of younger technologies on newspapers. The Lebanon (Mo.) Daily Record publisher grew up watching family members run radio stations. The young Wright was first exposed to print in 1953 when his father, O.R. Wright, bought the parent company of the Daily Record.