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

Futures Lab update #12: Freelancer tools, digital subscriptions and innovation advice

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on June 4, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Is there a better way to manage freelancers? What can news organizations learn from companies like Netflix? And how could you foster more innovation in your newsroom?

RJI Links 5.31.2013

By Brian Steffens on May 31, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Social-media-driven adFreeq launches offices in Missouri and China

By Jennifer Nelson on May 30, 2013 0 Comments News
asFreeq

The future looks bright for social-classifieds company adFreeq as it announced the opening of three new offices — including one on the other side of the world.

Gadget guru offers predictions about technology trends and how they may impact journalism

By Jennifer Nelson on May 29, 2013 0 Comments News
Drone

Imagine shooting video with a pair of glasses, refocusing a photo after shooting it or adding aerial video coverage to your news story to show the effects of pollution or drought. This describes just some of the technology we will see in the next few years, said Greg Harper during the recent RJI Tech Showcase.

Reynolds Fellow develops membership capture platform to help newspapers attract new subscribers, revenue

By Jennifer Nelson on May 29, 2013 0 Comments News
Lure

Although a large number of consumers prefer shopping online, only about one percent of newspaper subscriptions come from online sales, said Matt Sokoloff, who recently wrapped up a fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Futures Lab update #11: Creating e-books and tapping into Reddit

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on May 28, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Are e-books worth the effort? And what kind of journalism could be done via Reddit?

Mobile news startup Circa names editor-in-chief

By RJI on May 28, 2013 0 Comments News
Anthony De Rosa

Circa, the San Francisco startup that is rethinking news for mobile, has named Anthony De Rosa as editor in chief. "Together I know we will serve mobile readers in an unmatched fashion,” said Director of News David Cohn, a 2010-2011 Reynolds Fellow.

RJI Links 5.24.2013

By Brian Steffens on May 24, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Futures Lab update #10: PANDA, Meograph and mapping tools

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on May 21, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Could PANDA rid your newsroom of "sad data"? And how can you create new kinds of maps and multimedia?

Reynolds Fellow launches media technology ratings and review site

By RJI on May 21, 2013 0 Comments News
Alisa Cromer

The first Angie's list-style review site for media technology, MediaExecsTech was launched officially this week. MediaExecsTech was part of a fellowship at RJI this past year.

RJI Links 5.17.2013

By Brian Steffens on May 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Best Twitter practices for journalists

By RJI on May 16, 2013 1 Comment Blogs
Twitter

News editors no longer have to wait for AP updates or CNN videos, thanks to the meteoric spread of citizens armed with smart phones that can deliver photos, video and tweets even before local news trucks arrive on the scene.

RJI Futures Lab update #9: Gadgets and tech trends

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on May 14, 2013 1 Comment Blogs

What new gadgets are most likely to change the reporting process? And how might technology shape news delivery in the future?

Social-classifieds company adFreeq awarded $50,000 St. Louis Arch Grant

By RJI on May 14, 2013 0 Comments News

adFreeq, a socially integrated classified ad system incubated at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, has been named one of the top 10 startup companies to watch in 2013 by Silicon Prairie News, a digital media company focused on highlighting and supporting entrepreneurs in the Midwest.

RJI Links 5.10.2013

By Brian Steffens on May 10, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Futures Lab update #8: Vine, InfoActive, and lessons from innovative companies

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on May 7, 2013 1 Comment Blogs

Can you connect with your audience in 6 seconds or less? And what can we learn from the world's most innovative companies?

RJI Links 5.3.2013

By Brian Steffens on May 3, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Futures Lab update #7: A few crowd-sourcing ideas

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on April 30, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How can we harness the power of the crowd for reporting news? Or for getting information about crime?

Sokoloff: What hyperlocal marketers can learn from Disney's digital wristbands

Mickey Mouse

Different players have been experimenting with different elements of this online-to-offline migration of technology, but the Walt Disney Company has really taken the ball and run with it.

RJI Links 4.26.2013

By Brian Steffens on April 26, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs