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

The disruptive power of choice: Are too many options eroding credibility, relevance of news?

By Chris Shipley on December 5, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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Ample and ongoing research into the shifting habits of news consumers and the perceptions of credibility and trustworthiness of news sources identify significant changes in news consumer behavior over the past two decades. For a time at least, it seemed that the more news that was available to news consumers, the less that news was perceived as credible.

Futures Lab update #38: Newsroom architecture, online pay models and audience connection

By Reuben Stern on December 3, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Is your newsroom designed for online success? And why did a pay model work at The New York Times?

RJI links: Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

By RJI on November 29, 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 #37: Apps and tips for mobile reporting

By Reuben Stern on November 26, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What's the best way to use smartphones for reporting and video storytelling? And which mobile apps might help?

Talking about infographics at SND

By Trina Chiasson on November 25, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
What is an infographic?

"An effective infographic is the result of combining pictures with words," said Alberto Cairo, author of "The Functional Art," at the Society for News Design (SND) conference. Earlier this month, I took a trip to Louisville, Ky., to connect with journalists and designers who work hard to tell great visual stories.

RJI to provide research support for newly merged St. Louis news organization

By Jennifer Nelson on November 25, 2013 0 Comments News
St. Louis Beacon

The University of Missouri Board of Curators has approved the merger of the St. Louis Beacon online newspaper and St. Louis Public Radio.

RJI links: Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

By RJI on November 22, 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 #103: When traditional companies incubate, invest in startups

By RJI on November 22, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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From Hearst to Warner Bros., many media giants are opening their doors to startups, creating incubators within their companies to develop media startups, or starting venture arms to invest in them. Many of these startups focus on content and advertising for digital environments.

The tyranny of screen number one

By Stacey Woelfel on November 21, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
The tyranny of screen number one

Television has been the king of screens for generations, but patterns of so-called "second screen" consumption are beginning to challenge TV's reign. Perhaps our obsession with ordering our screens is the problem and is holding us back from the proper approach to content creation and delivery.

Futures Lab update #36: Data apps, news experiences, and the newscast format

By Reuben Stern on November 19, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What kind of news experience are you offering your audience? And does it include interactive data apps?

RJI links: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

By RJI on November 15, 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 #102: Finding the sweet spot in comment moderation

By RJI on November 15, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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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
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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
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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.