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SXSWi: Dashboards, analytics and tools for news organizations

By Brian Steffens on March 18, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
SXSW 2013

The trending topic at SXSW this year was …. trending. How to identify what’s trending and then to use that information to improve what you do. Social media meets analytics meets (hopefully) ROI.

RJI Links 3.15.2013

By Brian Steffens on March 15, 2013 1 Comment Ideas
RJI Links

News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

SXSWi: Beware the cloudburst; embrace beautiful complexity

By Brian Steffens on March 13, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Mickey McManus

Our future is about fostering emergence. We can make anything. What's the right thing to make?

SXSWi: The next big thing

By Brian Steffens on March 12, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Josh Clark

Global Moxie's Josh Clark suggests the future may not be, or may not need, smart refrigerators, microwaves, etc. The future will use mobile devices to control more aspects of our lives, but they won’t necessarily be an all-in-one tool.

SXSWi: Is Marissa Mayer wrong?

By Brian Steffens on March 10, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Marissa Mayer

Collaboration/innovation vs. productivity: Which is more important? Is it an either-or proposition?

Publishers could gain more control as browsers curb behavioral ads

Publishers could gain more control as browsers curb behavioral ads

There is an interesting twist to the way Safari currently blocks and now Firefox proposes to block third-party cookies. In an attempt to not “break the Internet” by blocking all third-party cookies, the browsers will allow third parties to set cookies on you if you had previously visited their site.

Mobile Mizzou: Observations and analyses from mobile industry exhibition

By RJI on March 8, 2013 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
Mizzou Mobile

As the mobile industry continues to change and evolve at lightning speed, what can we expect to see in the future of the technology and infrastructure?

RJI Links 3.8.2013

By Brian Steffens on March 8, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
RJI Links

News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

The pros and cons of remotely covering the Mobile World Congress

By Clyde Bentley on March 7, 2013 0 Comments Experiments
Mobile journalists tools

Last year I wrote that I had "gone naked" at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year I went further — I ditched my body altogether.

First sentences: Windows into a story

By Jennifer Nelson on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Justin Heckert

First sentences can make or break a story. Writer Justin Heckert said he has to spend most of his time going over and over and over his opening sentence before he can move on to the rest of the story to make sure it grabs the reader.

The narrative essence of truth

By RJI on March 6, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Walt Harrington

Walt Harrington lectured about the importance of ethics based on his long-time experience in journalism. He believes that accuracy is not only about a journalist’s individual credibility, but the reputation of the publication, the industry and our society.

Limits on behavioral ads could bring higher CPMs for publishers

Limits on behavioral ads could bring higher CPMs for publishers

Whenever one of the main Web browsers announces a new default do-not-track mechanism, the ad industry suggests the new privacy controls will harm their business. Reynolds Fellow Matt Sokoloff sees these privacy controls a little differently.

Discovering your story

By Jennifer Nelson on March 5, 2013 2 Comments Ideas
Tony Rehagen

Concentrating on “The Last Trawlers,” a piece about the decline of shrimp boating along the coast of Georgia, Tony Rehagen explores the literary anthropologist’s mission: to go out and find the story, even though you’re unsure what it’s going to be; and further, how to discover your story in the material you’ve gathered.

Getting access and making the most of your time

By RJI on March 5, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Robert Sanchez

Using as a focal point “The Education of Ms. Barsallo,” which chronicles the life of a first year teacher in a challenging public school, Robert Sanchez discusses the art of acquiring access, spending time, and going deep with your subject. Learn how memorable scenes are everywhere if you pay attention to your reporting universe.

RJI Links 3.1.2013

By Brian Steffens on March 1, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links

News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

RJI links 2.22.2013

By Brian Steffens on February 22, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
RJI Links

News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Solve a problem

By Brian Steffens on February 20, 2013 0 Comments
Key Executives Mega-Conference 2013

In today’s marketplace your must deliver actionable programs and services to your clients (readers and those formerly known as advertisers).

E-commerce strategies for news organizations

By Brian Steffens on February 20, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Key Executives Mega-Conference

Local news operations have just 17 percent of the local digital market. Some 83 percent of the digital spend in local markets is going to a multitude of services and marketing.

News(paper) CEOs emphasize change: mobile, revenue streams, opportunities

By Brian Steffens on February 20, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Key Executives Mega-Conference

How do the CEOs of BH Media, Belo’s Dallas Morning News, USA Today and the Minneapolis Star Tribune see 2013 shaping up?

When you come to the fork, take it!

By Randy Picht on February 19, 2013 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
Key Executives Mega-Conference

It’s always fun to see the line in the sand or the fork in the road clearly demonstrated right before your eyes.