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RJI searches for the great ideas for tomorrow's journalism from citizens, journalists, scholars and technology innovators.

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

By RJI on August 29, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 128

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 Blogs
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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 #72: Making sharable content at BuzzFeed

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on August 26, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

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 Blogs
RJI newsbooks

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 Blogs
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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.

Journalism Digital News Archive

By Edward McCain on August 20, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
JDNA

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 Blogs

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 Blogs
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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 #70: Content marketing via Newscred and decoding viral video at Unruly

By Reuben Stern on August 12, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

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

RJI links: Friday, August 8, 2014

By RJI on August 8, 2014 0 Comments News
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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 Blogs

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 Blogs
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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.

Is it “working”? Let’s talk about metrics for mission-driven work

By Joy Mayer on July 24, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Metrics

How do we know if the information we’re providing is having an impact? How do we know if our efforts are worth it? If our plan is “working“? Those questions don’t come up much if your ultimate business success can be easily quantified (dollars, users, sales, reach, etc.). But what if your goals aren’t so easily measured?

Futures Lab update #68: Rethinking the story mix and training citizen videographers

By Reuben Stern on July 22, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How is Witness helping citizens capture better video? And how does Ozy's content attract a different kind of audience?

Health app’s tailored news helps patients live better lives

By Jennifer Nelson on July 21, 2014 0 Comments News
Treepple

During a doctor visit, patients check various boxes on information forms to provide insight about their medical history and current health conditions. This offers more focused care for the patient. Treepple, a University of Missouri-developed news application, uses a similar approach to gather data for a tailoring engine that generates health news content specific to individual users.

Collab/Space NYC: Helping intrapreneurial projects succeed

By Paul Biba on July 21, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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.

GeekWire: The for-profit niche tech news site deep in the heart of Seattle’s startup land

By Nikki Usher on July 18, 2014 0 Comments News
Nikki Usher

GeekWire, the tech industry online news site with a specific focus on Seattle tech companies, has a similar origin story—one that begins five years earlier from deep in the bowels of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. And today, it’s got the backing of a well-known Seattle entrepreneur and a calibrated business plan that looks far different than any traditional journalism organization. What lessons does GeekWire offer, then, for the news industry?

RJI links: Friday, July 18, 2014

By RJI on July 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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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.

Truth Goggles launches as an annotation tool for journalists

By Craig Silverman on July 17, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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.”

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 Blogs
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.