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Mediatwits #115: State of the news media: rise of digital news ventures

By RJI on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
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On Wednesday, Pew released its eleventh annual State of the News Media report, featuring a wealth of data and analysis for journalists to chew over.

RJI links: Friday, March 28, 2014

By RJI on March 28, 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.

Futures Lab update #52: Newspaper video that takes on TV news; and inside news curation apps

By Reuben Stern on March 25, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Could newspapers compete with TV when it comes to breaking news video? And is news curation a form of journalism?

Updating the Missouri Method with rapid iteration, multi-platform delivery

By Jim Flink on March 24, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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What causes species to migrate? Inhospitable conditions? A yearning for home? A longing for greener pastures? In the case of multi-platform migration in news, it’s quite possibly a combination of all three.

Friday, March 21, 2014

By RJI on March 21, 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.

Mediatwits #114: Will robots take over simple tasks for journalists?

By RJI on March 21, 2014 0 Comments Experiments
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This week, when a 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit L.A., the L.A. Times’ Ken Schwencke was the first to break the story. But, the actual author of the post wasn’t Schwencke...

Truth Goggles update: Fact submission and hostile media

By Daniel Schultz on March 20, 2014 0 Comments
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I'm entering the third trimester of my fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and for the past two months I have been trying my hardest to think like a journalist.

Futures Lab update #51: SXSWi recap and text searches for audio and video

By Reuben Stern on March 18, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Is a fully automated world really that far off? And what if you could easily search for words or phrases inside media files?

SXSWi 2014: Ideas, concepts, observations and statements, part three

By Brian Steffens on March 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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"Curation, not content, is king," asserted Steve Rosenbaum of waywire.com. And he had the logic and examples to make his case. What started out as automated scraping moved up to RSS feeds, progressing to aggregators and has evolved to curation.

SXSWi 2014: Ideas, concepts, observations and statements, part two

By Brian Steffens on March 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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Analytics have moved beyond number of page views, time on site and the usual suspects. The two hot topics in Austin were predictive analytics and social analytics.

SXSWi 2014: Ideas, concepts, observations and statements, part one

By Brian Steffens on March 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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If iPad Nation were a country, by the end of 2013 it would be the seventh largest in the world, on its way to being fifth by mid-year 2014.

Mediatwits #113: Did Newsweek bungle Bitcoin founder unmasking? Plus: a report from SXSW

By RJI on March 14, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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Last week, Newsweek resurrected its print issue with a splash, featuring a story that claimed to reveal the founder of Bitcoin as a reclusive Californian named Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto.

RJI links: Friday, March 14, 2014

By RJI on March 14, 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.

Futures Lab update #50: A tool for interactive video and an experiment in augmented reality

By Reuben Stern on March 11, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

What if viewers could steer their own path through video stories? And how might journalists use augmented reality to deliver information?

RJI at SXSW 2014: Snowden talk to techies speaks to journalists, too

By Stacey Woelfel on March 10, 2014 0 Comments

Edward Snowden's address to South By Southwest Monday spoke mainly to the technology community, but journalists listening in heard plenty they could put on their coverage agendas.

RJI at SXSW 2014: From Grumpy Cat to Game of Thrones: keeping news on consumers’ agendas

By Stacey Woelfel on March 9, 2014 0 Comments

Ideas abound at SXSW to distribute news information to consumers in new and engaging ways. The question now is whether we can operationalize what smart people have been dreaming up.

RJI at SXSW 2014: The best or worst of times?

By Stacey Woelfel on March 8, 2014 0 Comments

Can corporate and home-grown media and entertainment co-exist? They are on the streets of Austin, Texas during South by Southwest and that example speaks to the media mix we enjoy today.

RJI links: Friday, March 7, 2014

By RJI on March 7, 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.

Mediatwits #112: Unplugging

By RJI on March 7, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
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In a single day, the average American spends eleven hours with digital media. With so many ways to stay connected, it can be difficult to power down the screen and engage with the world beyond it.

Reynolds Fellow researches needs for new innovation discovery tools for media and strategic communication firms

By Kim Garretson on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
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During this final semester of my non-residential fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, I am seeking feedback on outside innovation discovery from professionals on the journalism and revenue sides of media companies, as well as from marketers and agencies.