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RJI links: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

By RJI on November 22, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links

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 138: Streaming music rising: Spotify, YouTube, Beats, Pandora

By RJI on November 21, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 138

When Taylor Swift removed her music from Spotify this month many people were surprised. Swift said she wasn’t willing to contribute to streaming services like Spotify that don’t “fairly compensate the writers, producers, artists and creators of this music.” But streaming is becoming increasingly important as tech giants such as Apple/Beats and Google/YouTube roll out their own services.

Futures Lab update #84: Engagement using text messages, and corrections via social media

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on November 19, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Could text messaging be a good way to engage communities? And how do you handle mistakes sent out on Twitter?

The four main types of news startups

By Nikki Usher on November 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
The four main types of news startups

There are so many new startups that it becomes difficult to get a handle on the actual new companies being launched and what they hope to do. All are attracting investment — albeit for what I think are different reasons.

RJI links: Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

By RJI on November 14, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links

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 137: What’s the long-term business model for long-form journalism?

By RJI on November 14, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 137

Long-form journalism is seeing something of a resurgence on the web. While many people believe digital media has pushed people toward short, bite-sized listicles, deeper stories continue to resonate when they hit the right audience.

Applying ‘Yes, and…’ improv rule to open data projects at Collab/Space DC

By RJI on November 12, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Washington Post

On Nov. 6, PBS MediaShift convened a group of media technologists and entrepreneurs to apply the “Yes, and…” rule to media innovation at Collab/Space DC at the Washington Post. This was the fifth Collab/Space event hosted by MediaShift and the second such event sponsored by RJI.

Futures Lab update #83: Pushing forward with long-form, interactive multimedia

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on November 12, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How are documentary video and online technology being combined to give audiences a new kind of journalistic experience?

Videos from Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News Content

By RJI on November 10, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
JDNA

Videos from "Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News Content," held at RJI on Nov. 10–11, 2014.

RJI links: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

By RJI on November 7, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links

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.

Nine innovative ways educators and students are transforming journalism education

By Jennifer Nelson on November 7, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Nine innovative ways educators and students are transforming journalism educatio

Transforming journalism education may seem like a daunting task — thanks to continual changes in the industry and dwindling college budgets — but teachers and professors are finding ways to equip the next generation of journalists with new technologies, strategies and ideas.

Ignoring investments in local news startups makes no sense

By Nikki Usher on November 7, 2014 3 Comments Ideas
Ignoring investments in local news startups makes no sense

As part of my Reynolds Fellowship, RJI has asked me to write about lessons learned in the successes and failures of news startups. If there’s one resounding failure, it’s been the inability of local news startups to attract any sufficient backing for their efforts.

Live sketches from mid-term election night 2014

By RJI on November 6, 2014 0 Comments

Live sketches from mid-term election night 2014 by Reynolds Fellow Dan Archer.

Realizing Innovation: Matchmaker to the startups

By Kim Garretson on November 5, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Realizing Innovation

Kim Garretson and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute recently launched a pilot website — RealizingInnovation.net — that will help news organizations, agencies and marketers discover and experiment with digital innovations from startups.

RJI Futures Lab update #82: Mining online data with Vocativ, Banjo and Zapaday

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on November 5, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How are software tools helping news organizations spot stories happening in real-time, as well as in the future?

The Bright Line: Here’s what didn’t happen today

By Tom Kent on November 4, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
The Bright Line

In the folklore of journalism, there’s always an honored place for the crusty editor with the courage to publish a controversial story. But as a top Associated Press editor (crusty himself) told me years ago: “What really takes courage is not to publish a story.”

Green Shoots in Journalism Education

By RJI on October 31, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Green Shoots in Journalism Education

Videos from RJI's Green Shoots in Journalism Education, featuring highlights about Eric Newton's e-textbook "Searchlights and Sunglasses."

RJI links: Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

By RJI on October 31, 2014 0 Comments
RJI links

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 136: Friend or foe? Facebook’s growing power in online news

By RJI on October 31, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 136

Last year, Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted Facebook to provide the “best personalized newspaper in the world.” No one really knew what that meant, but now Facebook clearly wields enormous power over what news content is read at various publications.

Futures Lab update #81: Al Jazeera’s AJ+ app and a collaboration around engagement

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on October 29, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How is AJ+ tailoring news for young mobile audiences? And how might engagement lead to more diverse news coverage?