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RJI links: Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

By RJI on September 26, 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.

Where do we grow from here? Hacks/Hackers gains its first executive director

By Jeanne Brooks on September 25, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Growing pains: Hacks/Hackers network gains its first executive director

The Hacks/Hackers network has grown to be a valuable resource for journalism communities around the world. Jeanne Brooks joins the network as its first-ever executive director.

Visualizing the news: Harnessing the power of immersive, interactive storytelling

By Dan Archer on September 24, 2014 0 Comments
Dan Archer

Reynolds Fellow Dan Archer wants to harness the power of the Web and new technologies to tell stories that allow readers to experience someone else’s perspective and foster a direct connection to the story.

Futures Lab update #76: Audience insights, The Upshot and Newsbeat

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on September 23, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Do news audiences really behave the way you think they do? And what if all people really want is data-driven explanation?

RJI links: Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

By RJI on September 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 131: News App Showdown: Yahoo News Digest, NYT Now, Circa, AJ+

By RJI on September 19, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 131

Every news outlet has its own app, but who wants to open them all every morning? Enter the aggregated news apps, which have gone from Flipboard, Zite and Trove to Yahoo News Digest (born as Summly), NYT Now, Circa and the most recent entrant from Al Jazeera: AJ+.

Futures Lab update #75: Social platforms Yo and GoPop

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

Could a single two-letter word be used to convey news? And what if a platform combined features of Snapchat, Vine and Instagram?

RJI links: Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

By RJI on September 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 130: Will Apple revolutionize wearables, payments?

By RJI on September 12, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 130

This week was put-up-or-shut-up time for Apple, with its stock sagging and innovations coming from others (mainly Samsung) while Apple’s iterations were minor by comparison. With the spotlight squarely on Apple and Cook, the company pushed in all its chips with a brand new product, the Apple Watch, along with one-touch Apple Pay, and some larger, thinner iPhones.

Gregory Moore, Denver Post editor, speaks at Gerald M. Boyd Lecture Series

By RJI on September 11, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Gregory Moore

Gregory Moore, editor of the Denver Post, had a conversation with David Lieb for the 2014 Gerald M. Boyd Lecture Series.

Futures Lab update #74: Vox.com card stacks and Bloomberg QuickTakes

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

How could complicated news be better explained? We explore some examples.

Larger screens on new iPhones should make reading news content more appealing

By Roger Fidler on September 9, 2014 0 Comments Research
iPhone 6

I’m willing to wager that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduced today will give a boost to news organizations as well as Apple. Samsung has already demonstrated that there’s a market for so-called “phablets.” The addition of Apple’s strong brand is certain to validate this marriage of smartphones and mini tablets.

Media use through the eyes of young adult careerists

By Mary Grigsby on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
Young people social networking

Updated: Reynolds Fellow Mary Grigsby will conduct a qualitative study of digital media use among young adult careerists’ (18-29 years of age).

RJI links: Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

By RJI on September 6, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links: Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

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 129: The Rise of Hashtag Activism, from #IfTheyGunnedMeDown to #IceBucketChallenge

By RJI on September 5, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 129

Hashtag activism, sometimes derisively called “slacktivism,” has become de rigueur as more people use social networks to spread memes, gather signatures and raise awareness of important issues. But the practice has also come under scrutiny because it might take the place of more real-world action; most often, hashtag activism doesn’t lead to protests in the street.

Futures Lab update #73: Text to audio; and WNYC's personalized playlists

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on September 2, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Are audio versions of text stories another potential revenue stream? And how did WNYC's mobile app incorporate personalized playlists?

Mediatwits 128: How blended learning fits into the future of education

By RJI on August 29, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Mediatwits 128

On this week’s podcast, which is part of EdShift’s larger Special Series, we’ll discuss blending learning and where it fits into the future of education. Guests include MediaShift’s education curator Katy Culver at the University of Wisconsin, Kelvin Thompson from the University of Central Florida, and Mark E. Johnson, at the University of Georgia.

RJI links: Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

By RJI on August 29, 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.

Saving it for ourselves: The future of journalism is in the hands of journalists

By Chris Shipley on August 27, 2014 0 Comments

Reynolds Fellow Chris Shipley says journalism will not be saved by some external force, even one as insightful and innovative as RJI. If journalism is to be saved, she says, it will be saved by journalists.

Futures Lab update #72: Making sharable content at BuzzFeed

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on August 26, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Why are social shares more important than page views? And how did online quizzes take off?