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St. Louis merger: Designing a news organization to grow community connections

By Kelsey Proud on July 22, 2014 0 Comments
Kelsey Proud

The Reynolds institutional fellowship in St. Louis will focus on outreach to people and organizations who have demonstrated interest in one of four topic areas: the scientific aspects of health, education, arts or economic innovation. St. Louis Public Radio plans to use social media channels and technology-based platforms, along with more traditional journalistic techniques, to identify influencers in each topic area and map their networks.

Collab/Space NYC: Helping intrapreneurial projects succeed

By Paul Biba on July 21, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Collab/Space

There is plenty of advice available for startups and entrepreneurs, but what do you do if you are inside a company and want to develop a new concept or project? There are no incubators, angel investors or college courses around to help you.

Truth Goggles launches as an annotation tool for journalists

By Craig Silverman on July 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Truth Goggles

When Dan Schultz first described Truth Goggles close to three years go, he deemed it a “magic button” that could tell you “what is true and what is false on the website you are viewing.”

Prose, graphs or video? Can science tell us the best way to tell a story?

By Alex Remington on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Alex Remington

Alex Remington and The Washington Post will study how news organizations can display and package stories to best serve their readers.

Saving the news: When your server crashes, you could lose decades of digital news content — forever

By Edward McCain on July 16, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
JDNA

Newly released survey information from the Journalism Digital News Archive initiative of RJI confirms that news libraries are highly prized by news organizations for the value they bring for producing quality journalism.

Can native advertising succeed in small news operations?

By Jaci Smith on July 15, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Jaci Smith

When I read about some really interesting, disruptive innovation happening at The New York Times or The Washington Post or even smaller community papers, I tend to shake my head and wistfully note “if only we had the resources.” We can’t afford to think like that any more — really, no one in our business can.

Futures Lab update #67: News tailored for younger audiences

By Reuben Stern on July 15, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

What does it take to get young people interested in serious news? And is it really true that they're not interested already?

Tips for using Google Glass as a reporting tool

By RJI on July 14, 2014 0 Comments Experiments
Google Glass

Can Google Glass be an effective tool for journalists? This is the question a team of students at the Missouri School of Journalism explored last spring as they test-drove the wearable technology throughout a capstone class.

RJI links: Sunday, July 13, 2014

By RJI on July 13, 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.

How the Texas Tribune wants to hack its way to audience growth

By Tim Griggs on July 7, 2014 1 Comment Ideas
Audience

The Texas Tribune has been an extraordinary success story by almost any measure. It’s seen as one of the poster children for success in the era of nonprofit news. It’s proving that sustainability, and even outright growth, is possible for serious news organizations.

RJI links: Sunday, July 6, 2014

By RJI on July 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.

Futures Lab update #66: Public radio via Internet devices

By Reuben Stern on July 1, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

How is public radio moving away from radio? And could an audio clip ever go viral?

RJI links: Friday, June 27, 2014

By RJI on June 27, 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.

LIONshare could put millions in ad revenue in coffers of local media publishers

By Conrad Jungmann on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
LION Digital Media

As a champion of local digital advertising solutions, LION Digital Media has the daily opportunity to bridge the gap between local media publishers and national brands seeking to connect with local audiences.

Futures Lab update #65: Multimedia reporting with mobile devices

What kind of multimedia journalism is really possible using only mobile devices? And what could make the quality better?

RJI in your inbox

By RJI on June 24, 2014 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
RJI newsletters

Welcome to RJI’s new newsletter system. We’re implementing a new management system in July that will allow you to subscribe to one or more of our newsletters and updates based on your interests.

RJI links: Friday, June 20, 2014

By RJI on June 20, 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.

Futures Lab update #64: Social news via Storyful and emotion detection from Eyeris

By Reuben Stern on June 17, 2014 1 Comment Ideas

How are social media posts being transformed into news content? And what if you could track a video viewer's feelings in real time?

RJI links: Friday, June 13, 2014

By RJI on June 13, 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.

Innovation SWAT teams must be integrated quickly into newsrooms

By Jim Flink on June 12, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Innovation SWAT teams must be integrated quickly into newsrooms

Risk and reward. Success and failure. Progress and lethargy. Too often in our newsrooms we see things in such black and white terms, failing to see the opportunities that lie before our very eyes, blinded instead by our own predisposed ways of thinking.