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

RJI links: Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

By RJI on September 14, 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.

Mediatwits 130: Will Apple revolutionize wearables, payments?

By RJI on September 12, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 130

This week was put-up-or-shut-up time for Apple, with its stock sagging and innovations coming from others (mainly Samsung) while Apple’s iterations were minor by comparison. With the spotlight squarely on Apple and Cook, the company pushed in all its chips with a brand new product, the Apple Watch, along with one-touch Apple Pay, and some larger, thinner iPhones.

Gregory Moore, Denver Post editor, speaks at Gerald M. Boyd Lecture Series

By RJI on September 11, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Gregory Moore

Gregory Moore, editor of the Denver Post, had a conversation with David Lieb for the 2014 Gerald M. Boyd Lecture Series.

Futures Lab update #74: Vox.com card stacks and Bloomberg QuickTakes

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on September 10, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How could complicated news be better explained? We explore some examples.

RJI links: Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

By RJI on September 6, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
RJI links: Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

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 129: The Rise of Hashtag Activism, from #IfTheyGunnedMeDown to #IceBucketChallenge

By RJI on September 5, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 129

Hashtag activism, sometimes derisively called “slacktivism,” has become de rigueur as more people use social networks to spread memes, gather signatures and raise awareness of important issues. But the practice has also come under scrutiny because it might take the place of more real-world action; most often, hashtag activism doesn’t lead to protests in the street.

Futures Lab update #73: Text to audio; and WNYC's personalized playlists

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on September 2, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Are audio versions of text stories another potential revenue stream? And how did WNYC's mobile app incorporate personalized playlists?

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
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We've added two new e-books 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

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RJI links: Aug. 22, 2014

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?