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RJI links: Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

By RJI on December 19, 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 141: Unpacking the Sony hack, and free speech in Hollywood

By RJI on December 19, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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It’s been a rough month for Sony. Especially for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s chair Amy Pascal. Following terrorist threats from the hacking group “Guardians of Peace,” the studio has pulled its film “The Interview” from theaters. At the center of all this is a hacker group calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace.” But who exactly are they?

Virtual re-creation of Ferguson shooting lets you see the scene from witnesses’ perspectives

By RJI on December 18, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Virtual re-creation of Ferguson shooting lets you see the scene from witnesses’

Dan Archer’s interactive re-creation of the Michael Brown shooting scene in Ferguson, Missouri, is now available on Fusion network’s website.

How the Denver Public Library ended up owning the Rocky Mountain News archive

By Edward McCain on December 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
How the Denver Public Library ended up owning the Rocky Mountain News archive

Among the many stories shared at the recent “Dodging the Memory Hole” forum at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, none were more gripping and significant than the tale of how the Denver Public Library ended up owning the Rocky Mountain News archive.

Futures Lab update #87: Automated production, live-streamed UGC, and quality video storytelling

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on December 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Could software replace video producers? And are citizens the future of on-the-scene videographers?

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

By RJI on December 12, 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 140: Billionaires gone bad: New Republic, First Look hit major bumps

By RJI on December 12, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 140

Could billionaires become the grand patrons who save traditional media from self-destruction? That was the thinking when Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes bought the New Republic, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar started First Look Media. But these grand patrons have found that the media world doesn’t come easy.

8 tips to keep in mind when assessing your email newsletter campaign strategy

By Jennifer Nelson on December 11, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
8 tips to keep in mind when assessing your email newsletter campaign strategy

Email newsletters are an opportunity to bring headlines to subscribers throughout the day. Here are eight tips to consider when you’re improving — or starting — your email newsletter campaign strategy.

Demystifying venture capital and a guide to some of the top news companies

By Nikki Usher on December 11, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Demystifying venture capital and a guide to some top news companies

There is no cookie cutter way that a startup goes about raising money, but here is a quick guide to figuring out what all the terms from Angel to IPO actually mean.

5 tips for training print reporters to produce quality mobile journalism

By Judd Slivka on December 11, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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One of the problems with mobile phones is that they’re so ubiquitous. Oddly, that’s one of the advantages, too. But if you’re trying to convert your newsroom into a group of gatherers, the ubiquity of the phone presents a problem on both the management side and on the reporter side.

RJI Futures Lab update #86: Ideas for election night and other breaking news

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on December 10, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How did USA Today use Yo to deliver voting results? And how are other social platforms contributing to news coverage?

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

By RJI on December 5, 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 139: Finding work-life balance with technology in the ‘new slow city’

By RJI on December 5, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 139

Laptops, tablets and cellphones have made working on-the-go that much easier. Sometimes bringing all of your devices with you can feel like a necessity even after you clock out. You’re not the only one who’s felt like technology has helped work encroach on personal time.

Even with new fact-checking tools, journalists still need a dose of skepticism

By Gerri Berendzen on December 5, 2014 0 Comments
Verify

When you see that random tweet that suggests something big is going down, there’s a lot of pressure to just run with it — before someone else beats you to the punch. When you combine the push to be first with often-dwindling newsroom resources, taking the time to check the facts — however you might be doing it — often gets deleted from the mix.

Student journalists gain skills, boost community

By RJI on December 4, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Rookie reporters

High school journalism students are gaining real-world communications skills and boosting local news content in a pilot program that could grow to other communities. Sedalia School District 200, the Sedalia Democrat and RJI have joined forces for Rookie Reporters.

Swafford: Voter guides present opportunities to draw readers into election coverage

By Jennifer Nelson on December 4, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Scott Swafford

Voter guides may be a key way to attract readers and election-related advertising dollars to local election coverage, said Scott Swafford, senior city editor of the Columbia Missourian.

Futures Lab update #85: The future of audience analytics

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on December 4, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

What kind of metrics should a newsroom be measuring now and in the future?

11 ways to get your news startup funded

By Nikki Usher on December 1, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
11 ways to get your news startup funded

I’ve spent the past eight months or so talking to as many news startups as I can — 16 so far (from Buzzfeed to News Deeply to Medium). From all of this, it seems there are a variety of strategies a news startup might take to getting funded, getting “runway,” and having a successful future.

That’s engagement: Forum participants plot course to preserve born-digital news content for future generations

By Edward McCain on November 26, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
That’s engagement: Forum participants plot course to preserve born-digital news

The opportunity to advance the preservation of born-digital news is real. That’s my takeaway from the Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News Content forum, which was held Nov. 10-11 at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.

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.