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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.

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?

Will you remember this blog post tomorrow?

By Alex Remington on October 29, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Will you remember this blog post tomorrow?

I'm interested in how readers process and remember news stories, and I'd like to better understand how stories can be made more comprehensible and memorable. This means I need to study the brain. I’ve spent my first few weeks of The Washington Post’s Reynolds Fellowship trying to brush up on the basics of psychophysiology.

When media companies invest in news startups: A growing trend

By Nikki Usher on October 28, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Nikki Usher

There’s a new trend in our industry: big media and tech companies are investing in news startups, pouring tons of money into all kinds of products such as aggregators, readers, content and social.

Native advertising for APG: What it is, what it isn’t and why your clients will want it

By Jaci Smith on October 27, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Jaci Smith

In the past year, native advertising has grown from a concept to a successful way to grow revenue for some of the largest media companies in the nation. At APG Media of Southern Minnesota, we have been working on implementing a native advertising program for a few months. We've been talking to our clients about what native is and how it can help them grow revenue and their brand.

Empathetic Media debuts Ferguson VR at ONA14

By Dan Archer on October 27, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Dan Archer

The Online News Association’s annual conference last month in Chicago was a who’s who of movers and shakers in the industry. One new addition to the reporter’s storytelling toolkit was virtual reality (VR), which can transform any home computer into a VR world that responds to the user’s head movements in real time.

News companies as tech companies: Some venture capitalists say yes

By Nikki Usher on October 24, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
News companies as tech companies: Some venture capitalists say yes

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.

RJI links: Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

By RJI on October 24, 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.

Is a new type of young adult media user emerging?

By Mary Grigsby on October 24, 2014 2 Comments Ideas
Is a new type of young adult media user emerging?

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

By RJI on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Mediatwits 135

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.

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

By RJI on October 23, 2014 1 Comment Ideas
Tom Warhover

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."

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

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on October 22, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

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

RJI links: Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

By RJI on October 17, 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 134: Podcasts rise again, this time with profits

By RJI on October 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 134

Podcasting is quickly becoming a breeding ground for inventive content creators and radio producers striking out on their own. The medium has ebbed and flowed in popularity and presumed viability since its creation, but is having a heyday as key figures from radio are crossing over, striking out on their own, and even making money.

Do journalists have an obligation to tell a source their story will be used in sponsored content?

By Jaci Smith on October 16, 2014 8 Comments Ideas
News/advertising

How do I identify myself to potential sources in reporting a story that would become sponsored content?

Brainstorm! What are future ways to fund news organizations?

By Steve Outing on October 15, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Brainstorm

As much as journalists may hate to hear this, news is not something that lots of people are willing to pay for. Advertising, meanwhile, continues to decline as a revenue source for news organizations, which are requiring more revenue streams to survive and must come up with new ones to add into the mix.

Futures Lab update #79: Ideas for using Vine and Snapchat

By Rachel Wise, Reuben Stern on October 15, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How is Mashable generating revenue with 6-second videos? And how is The Washington Post using disappearing images to make people sound smarter?

Digital archives not as complete or long-lasting as they should be — or could be

By Marc Wilson on October 13, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Bill Haley

Today, digital archives and “computer-assisted journalism” are commonplace. Almost all stories, photos, videos and related news assets are now created digitally — so one might think electronic archives are universal. But it’s not necessarily so. Digital archives may not be as complete or long-lasting as they could/should be.

RJI links: Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

By RJI on October 10, 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.

Watch video of POY at the Newseum 2014

By Rick Shaw on October 10, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
POYi

The Newseum in Washington, D.C., hosted the 2014 Pictures of the Year exhibition that included more than 70 displayed photographs of selected winning images from the 71st annual competition.