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

Futures Lab update #77: Digital insights from the ONA14 conference in Chicago

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on October 1, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What tech trends are likely to affect journalism in the coming years? And are you focusing enough on audience behaviors?

A little birdie told me

By Alecia Swasy on September 30, 2014 1 Comment News
Screaming bird

Twitter has become a powerful communications tool. And it has changed the publishing food chain: Twitter is now first and foremost when sharing breaking news and sports.

Missouri journalism alumni criticize Obama media access and urge Washington reporters to dig deeper

By John O'Connor on September 29, 2014 0 Comments News

Six Missouri School of Journalism alumni discussed challenges to effective reporting on government and politics at the 2014 Curtis B. Hurley Symposium on Sept. 23 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

RJI links: Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

By RJI on September 26, 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.

Where do we grow from here? Hacks/Hackers gains its first executive director

By Jeanne Brooks on September 25, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Growing pains: Hacks/Hackers network gains its first executive director

The Hacks/Hackers network has grown to be a valuable resource for journalism communities around the world. Jeanne Brooks joins the network as its first-ever executive director.

Futures Lab update #76: Audience insights, The Upshot and Newsbeat

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on September 23, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Do news audiences really behave the way you think they do? And what if all people really want is data-driven explanation?

RJI links: Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

By RJI on September 19, 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 131: News App Showdown: Yahoo News Digest, NYT Now, Circa, AJ+

By RJI on September 19, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 131

Every news outlet has its own app, but who wants to open them all every morning? Enter the aggregated news apps, which have gone from Flipboard, Zite and Trove to Yahoo News Digest (born as Summly), NYT Now, Circa and the most recent entrant from Al Jazeera: AJ+.

Futures Lab update #75: Social platforms Yo and GoPop

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on September 17, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Could a single two-letter word be used to convey news? And what if a platform combined features of Snapchat, Vine and Instagram?

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
RJI newsbooks

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.