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

Mediatwits #102: Finding the sweet spot in comment moderation

By RJI on November 15, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 102

Last week, the YouTube comments section got a facelift. Now, according to the YouTube announcement, commenters must link their accounts to Google+ profiles.

Newsrooms using Web metrics to evaluate staff, guide editorial decisions

Web metrics

An increasing number of online newsrooms in the U.S. have started using Web metrics to determine if their editors and reporters are doing well, a survey of top editors has found.

Futures Lab update #35: Using analytics in the newsroom

By Reuben Stern on November 12, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What data should you be tracking if "page views" and "unique visitors" are not enough?

Truth Goggles update: Avoiding the impossible

By Daniel Schultz on November 11, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Goggles

Many moons ago, I started exploring the idea of a "credibility layer" that could help remind readers to think more carefully. The more I dug, the more I realized that accomplishing something like this would involve taking on three impossible tasks.

Mediatwits #101: Twitter goes to Wall Street; Omidyar and Greenwald’s new project

By RJI on November 8, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 101

We’re joined by media strategist Sarah Evans and Reuters’ Felix Salmon to discuss Twitter's initial public offering. In addition, we’ll talk about eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s new brainchild: a digital media outlet that has already attracted the talent of the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald and Dan Froomkin.

RJI links: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

By RJI on November 8, 2013 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 #34: Automated video editing and mobile app tools

By Reuben Stern on November 5, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What if software could automatically edit your video together? Or if building a mobile app were easy enough for anyone to do?

Mediatwits #100: Data visualizations at LA Times; Defining a journalist or acts of journalism?

By RJI on November 1, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits

Data visualization — graphs, animations, interactives and more — is increasingly becoming one more tool in a journalist’s storytelling kit.

RJI links: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

By RJI on November 1, 2013 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.

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute partners with NPR, PBS and other public media to create new products, services

By RJI on October 31, 2013 0 Comments News
RJI partners with public media to create new products, services

Teams of journalism, computer science and business students at the University of Missouri will build new, consumer-focused mobile experiences with content from the five leading providers of public media in the United States.

Futures Lab update #33: Inside the Huffington Post

By Reuben Stern on October 29, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What happens inside the newsroom at the Huffington Post? And how is that different from where you work?

RJI links: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

By RJI on October 25, 2013 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 #99: New ABC News digital chief; Listicles leading to… investigative reporting?

By RJI on October 25, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits

BuzzFeed is looking to expand beyond its reputation for cat pictures and rapid-fire, socially viral lists. This Monday, the site announced the creation of its own investigative reporting unit under the supervision of Mark Schoofs.

Futures Lab update #32: Digital insights from the ONA13 conference in Atlanta

By Reuben Stern, Travis McMillen on October 22, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

When it comes to digital, what should your newsroom be doing today? Plus, other insights from the ONA13 conference.

RJI links: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

By Brian Steffens on October 18, 2013 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.

Introducing Beta Test Diaries, your guide to using “Searchlights and Sunglasses”

By Eric Newton on October 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Searchlights and Sunglasses

Today, Knight Foundation launched a new digital book and teaching tool, "Searchlights and Sunglasses." Here author Eric Newton kicks off a series on how students, educators and professional journalists can use the book.

New digital book on journalism’s future is call for change and teaching tool

By Marika Lynch on October 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Searchlights and Sunglasses

“Searchlights and Sunglasses” is a digital expedition that draws on everything from Ancient Greece to science fiction writers to place the industry’s evolution in perspective. It also pushes journalists and educators to better blend traditional journalistic values with digital age platforms.

Digital book and teaching tool champions change in journalism education

By RJI on October 17, 2013 0 Comments News
Newton book press release

"Searchlights and Sunglasses: Field Notes From the Digital Age of Journalism" is a digital romp through the past, present and future of news written by Knight senior adviser and Reynolds Fellow Eric Newton. With one click, it turns from a standard digital book into a teaching tool. A “learning layer” appears and offers more than 1,000 links, lessons and resources, which were developed with the University of Missouri’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

The good, the bad ... and the future

By Brian Steffens on October 16, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Tom Silvestri

What's working, what's not, and other nuggets from SNPA Summit 2013: The future is ours to win.

Journalism: an opportunity to align boomer, millennial cultural similarities

By Brian Steffens on October 15, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Carl Nordgren

Summit 2013: The Future is Ours to Win. SNPA's 110th annual meeting opened with a focus on the industry's most important asset: its people.