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2015 RJI Student Competition videos now available

By RJI on April 24, 2015 0 Comments News
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Videos of the 2015 RJI Student Competition winners announcement and presentations by the teams are now available.

RJI links: Friday, April 24, 2015

By RJI on April 24, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
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RJI links, daily curation of the best stories from across the Web 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 157: The rise (and hype) of glance journalism on the Apple Watch

By RJI on April 24, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 157

It’s still too early to tell whether or not the Apple Watch will be revolutionary in the way that the iPod or iPhone were — or more of a Newton-like flop. But publishers aren’t waiting around to see. Many are developing apps for the new product.

Newsrooms and native advertising: Why not?

By Jaci Smith on April 23, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
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As I begin to wind down my native advertising fellowship with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (but by no means my blogging here), I’ve turned my attention to the ethics involved in creating a successful program at a newspaper.

How to make money on digital: The answer is still elusive

By Walter B. Potter Jr. on April 23, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Walt B. Potter Jr.

The main story that came out of my first stop on the Potter Listening Tour (#potterlisten) is that a small paper can achieve significant success in building a digital audience. However, figuring out how to make money from that achievement is still a tough task.

SoundStir takes top honors in 2015 RJI Student Competition

By RJI on April 22, 2015 0 Comments News
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SoundStir, an Android app designed to be “the only mobile community for public radio listeners,” has won the grand prize in the eighth annual RJI Student Competition.

Futures Lab update #103: Choosing a crowdfunding platform, and seeing what people near you are reading

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on April 22, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

Which online crowdfunding tool is right for you? We evaluate three of the popular sites.

Houston Herald: Weekly in print, daily online

By Walter B. Potter Jr. on April 20, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Walt B. Potter Jr.

When something newsworthy happens in Houston, Missouri, residents expect their local weekly paper to tell them about it — now. “If people hear sirens,” says Publisher Brad Gentry, “they expect us to have the story.” That’s the way the Houston Herald likes it.

RJI links: Friday, April 17, 2015

By RJI on April 17, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
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RJI links, daily curation of the best stories from across the Web 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 156: BuzzFeed stumbles after deleting post critical of advertiser

By RJI on April 17, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 155

After it was revealed Buzzfeed had deleted a post criticizing one of Dove’s ad campaigns there was speculation they had bowed to pressure from Unilever. All publications that make money from ad revenue have to face this question. What makes BuzzFeed different is how closely their own editorial resembles sponsored content.

More than buzz: Social media and the news agenda

By Lisa George on April 16, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
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The popular notion of a news agenda driven by social media is illustrated by these BuzzFeed headlines: “26 Weird Things We All Did As Kids” and “Is Beyoncé Pregnant Or Just Trolling Us All?” Why this view that a social media news agenda would serve up only squishy-soft news? Because counts of clicks, tweets and “likes” tell us that this content fuels conversations.

Futures Lab update #102: Turning data into a human experience

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on April 15, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

Could virtual reality enable users to walk around inside big data sets? And how might data visualizations be more human?

The five engagement changes your newsroom can adopt right now: #RJIEngaged

By Jim Flink on April 15, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Dissecting Engagement

Just days removed from an invigorating discussion on the state of engagement in media, Dissecting Engagement attendees are buzzing about strategic content deployment strategies necessary to win greater connectivity with users. Here are five important takeaways from the conference.

Small-town paper wish list: Time-efficient means to analyze and implement innovations

By Walter B. Potter Jr. on April 14, 2015 1 Comment Blogs
Walt B. Potter Jr.

What Houston (Mo.) Herald folks want from the Potter Conferences was something of a surprise. Publisher Brad Gentry and his team aren’t shy about dedicating resources to digital innovation although they do want to do it in the most cost-efficient way.

A professional’s guide to choosing the right video apps

By Judd Slivka on April 14, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
A professional’s guide to choosing the right video apps

What do you really want in an app if you’re shooting video on a mobile platform? There are four or five different ways to answer that question.

RJI links: Friday, April 10, 2015

By RJI on April 10, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
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RJI links, daily curation of the best stories from across the Web 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 155: Cord-cutting gets real as streaming TV options mushroom

By RJI on April 10, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 155

As cable bills have soared, people have been considering how to cut the cord without losing access to the shows and sports programming they love. These days more and more people are opting out.

Seattle's Best: Zillow’s Housing Hackathon

By Brian Steffens on April 8, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
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What if you threw a party and everybody came?

Dissecting Engagement videos and presentations now available

By RJI on April 8, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Dissecting Engagement

Videos and presentations from Dissecting Engagement are now available.

Futures Lab update #101: Combing through video and images with Vhoto and Ditto

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on April 8, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

What if you didn’t have to watch your video to find the best moments? Or if technology could spot your logo amid the flow of social media photos?