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

By RJI on August 29, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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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
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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?

New books in newsbook catalog

By RJI on August 26, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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We've added two new ebooks to the RJI Newsbook Catalog, both from the Center for Public Integrity — Big Oil, Bad Air and After the Meltdown.

RJI links: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

By RJI on August 22, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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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 #127: Is Amazon pushing publishers, authors too far?

By RJI on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
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Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, a one-stop shop for books, streaming movies, and even toilet paper. And they became the world’s largest online retailer with a mix of convenient delivery and low prices that beat the competition. For authors, this has been a mixed bag...

Journalism Digital News Archive

By Edward McCain on August 20, 2014 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
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The Journalism Digital News Archive (JDNA) initiative’s mission is to preserve news content originally produced in digital formats.

Futures Lab update #71: Digital strategy at New York Public Radio

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on August 19, 2014 1 Comment Ideas

What drives a successful digital strategy? Some ideas from New York Public Radio.

RJI links: Friday, August 15, 2014

By RJI on August 15, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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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 #126: Broadband internet costs rising; Zuckerberg to the rescue?

By RJI on August 15, 2014 0 Comments
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There’s something upside-down about broadband Internet service in the U.S., the country that helped invent the Internet. Americans in cities are paying more for slower Internet access — both at home and on mobile — than other parts of the developed world, according to a report last year from New America Foundation.

Futures Lab update #70: Content marketing via Newscred and decoding viral video at Unruly

By Reuben Stern on August 12, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

What attributes make a video go viral? And how are brands curating news content for their customers?

Mediatwits #125: How far does plagiarism go in the age of BuzzFeed?

By RJI on August 8, 2014 0 Comments
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Does it constitute stealing when someone rewrites a line from Wikipedia? In the case of Benny Johnson at BuzzFeed, an online outcry led to his firing when 41 instances of plagiarism were revealed.

Here's what native advertising isn't

By Jaci Smith on August 5, 2014 0 Comments
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Most small-town editors have seen ads like this one. I’ve blocked out a few lines to protect the newspaper and the advertiser, but you get the point: It’s an advertiser’s effort to make their ad look like a news story without adhering to the standards of an actual news story.

Understanding the digital subscriber and adjusting strategies to serve them

By Elizabeth Conner Stephens on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
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As more newspapers adopt digital subscription models, publishers are facing challenging questions.

Time runs out on 24-hour pay model: Five lessons learned at the Columbia Missourian

By Monica Kwasnik on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
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In August 2012, the Columbia Missourian launched an experiment: a pay model no other general-purpose newspaper in the country had tried. Instead of the popular metered model, which allows digital readers of papers to see a limited number of articles before being asked to pay, the Missourian let all readers see content for 24 hours. Once an article reached the end of its 24-hour window, it became available only to readers with a membership, which gave them full access to the Missourian’s digital products. It didn't work.

RJI links: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

By RJI on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
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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 #69: A new system for engagement, and a handbook for UGC

By Reuben Stern on July 29, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Is your next commenting platform being built by The New York Times and The Washington Post? And do you need to verify an online video? There's a handbook for that.

RJI links: Friday, July 25, 2014

By RJI on July 25, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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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.

3-D news immersion: It’s almost like being there

Bimal Balakrishnan

During the next two semesters as a Reynolds Fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, Bimal Balakrishnan will explore the potential of advanced 3-D technologies for journalism and advertising.