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Sokoloff: What hyperlocal marketers can learn from Disney's digital wristbands

Mickey Mouse

Different players have been experimenting with different elements of this online-to-offline migration of technology, but the Walt Disney Company has really taken the ball and run with it.

RJI Links 4.26.2013

By Brian Steffens on April 26, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
RJI Links

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

Futures Lab update #6: Visions of the future of news

By Reuben Stern on April 23, 2013 0 Comments Ideas

Which future trends are likely to affect your newsroom? And what are consumer brands doing that newsrooms could learn from?

Olson: ‘Great ideas are flowing in every community’

By Jennifer Nelson on April 22, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Nate Olson

How can innovative ideas become something more? Often they can grow over cups of coffee, feedback and collaboration with like minds, says Nate Olson, co-founder of 1 Million Cups, an entrepreneur pitch program.

Finder's keepers

By Randy Picht on April 20, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
paidContent

At the 2013 paidContent Live conference in New York last week, there was plenty of talk about mobile, video, mobile video and how paywalls and sponsored content were the best or worst things that could happen to journalism.

NAA MediaXchange 2013: The real Web 2.0

By Brian Steffens on April 20, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
mediaXchange 2013

Mobile: The read Web 2.0. Insight from NAA's annual meeting.

RJI Links 4.19.2013

By Brian Steffens on April 19, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
RJI Links

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

NAA MediaXchange 2013: What's your purpose?

By Brian Steffens on April 18, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
mediaXchange 2013

Share your answers. What's your purpose? What are the expectations of those you serve? What drives your customers?

NAA MediaXchange 2013 takeaways

By Brian Steffens on April 17, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
mediaXchange 2013

The news was much more positive, and the attendance higher than in recent years for the annual news industry event.

Futures Lab update #5: Personalized video news reports and single-topic info hubs

By Reuben Stern on April 16, 2013 0 Comments Ideas

Could mobile apps replace the evening newscast or even jeopardize the whole broadcast model? And is there opportunity in covering just one single topic?

Award-winning journalist combines international experience and family background to create new type of journalism

By Jennifer Nelson on April 12, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Molly Bingham

Molly Bingham found herself being held prisoner in Iraq by men who thought she was a spy. The experience helped inspire her to find a way to present “the true global perspective currently missing in journalism.”

RJI Links 4.12.2013

By Brian Steffens on April 12, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
RJI Links

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

Newsroom leader: Feedback ‘starts with being open to change’

By Jennifer Nelson on April 12, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Joy Mayer

News organizations need to be in the hands of journalists who are willing to actively listen to and hear feedback, says Joy Mayer, director of community outreach at the Columbia Missourian newspaper.

Is covering climate change going to be ultimate test of the value of journalism?

By Bill Densmore on April 10, 2013 3 Comments Ideas
Bill McKibben

Is covering climate change going to be ultimate test of the value of journalism?

CNN's Tapper: We have to meet readers and viewers where they are

By RJI on April 10, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Twitterocracy: How Social Media Are Transforming Politics and Journalism

“People challenging my views on Twitter makes me a better journalist,” CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper told an audience of professionals, educators and students at the 2013 Hurley Symposium.

Researchers: Political Twitter users tend to tweet almost exclusively among themselves

By RJI on April 10, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Twitterocracy: How Social Media Are Transforming Politics and Journalism

A senior researcher for the Pew Research Center said about 20 percent of social media users have defriended or blocked someone whose partisan posts became a little too much.

Public television engagement and the second screen

By RJI on April 10, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Twitterocracy: How Social Media Are Transforming Politics and Journalism

Moderator Barbara Cochran, Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Journalism began the panel discussion with a startling statistic: 80 percent of television viewers use another device while watching TV.

Journalists and Obama, Romney digital directors dish on Twitter's political impact

By RJI on April 9, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Twitterocracy: How Social Media Are Transforming Politics and Journalism

Panelists at the Curtis B. Hurley Symposium at the National Press Club said Twitter had a profound impact on their daily job requirements, speeding up the news cycle and increasingly shifting the conversation from pundits to the public.

#Hurley2013: How social media are transforming politics and journalism

By RJI on April 9, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Twitterocracy

Many participants and audience members of the 2013 Curtis B. Hurley Symposium tweeted about the statements they found most compelling from the day's events.

Futures Lab update #4: Second screen and other mobile opportunities

By Reuben Stern on April 9, 2013 0 Comments Ideas

What is your audience doing on their smartphones while watching news on TV? And are you capitalizing on all those mobile devices in their hands?