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Laura Evans: The role of metrics and goals in the newsroom

By RJI on April 7, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Laura Evans

Laura Evans is vice president of audience development and data science at Scripps Networks Interactive (HGTV, DIY Network, Food Channel, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country).

David Gehring: Green shoots for the digital news economy

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
David Gehring

David Gehring started at Google three years ago managing news media strategic partnerships for YouTube. In that role, Gehring developed partnership strategy and engaged with international, national and local news organizations.

Joe Rooney: Completing the broadcast circle with digital and social efforts

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Joe Rooney

Joe Rooney is spearheading Raycom Media's efforts to improve the breadth of content outside of news to engage the audience on all digital platforms and social media, and manages the Raycom News Network hub.

Michael Gay: The year mobile took over: How local news adapted

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Michael Gay

Michael Gay joined Journal Broadcast Group in 2012 and oversees the digital sales and product development strategies for the company's more than 100 websites, mobile apps and social channels.

Missouri School of Journalism, 11 other programs win $35,000 ONA grants to create live news experiments

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments News
Missouri wins ONA grant

A Missouri School of Journalism team wins a $35,000 micro-grant from the Online News Association's Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The grant will fund a live news experiment that bridges journalism education, community engagement and local news.

Barbara Maushard and Ernesto Mourelo: Mobile first, video first

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Barbara Maushard

Barbara Maushard is vice president of news at Hearst Television Inc., where she leads the company's news product on the air, online and on mobile platforms. Ernesto Mourelo is a journalist with nearly two decades of experience working in television and digital media.

André Mika: Mobile video and the future of streaming media

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André Mika

André Mika is involved in various digital and entertainment projects, including the launch of 120 Sports, the first multi-sport, league-built live streaming video network. Partners include Time Inc., NHL, NBA, and NASCAR.

Neil Katz: Future forecast: How a 30-year-old TV company got obsessed with mobile

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Neil Katz

Neil Katz serves as editor-in-chief and vice president of content for The Weather Company's digital properties, which include,, and its category-leading lineup of smartphone and tablet applications.

Chris Turner: SEC Network 101

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Chris Turner

Chris Turner was named senior director of SEC programming in January 2009. As senior director of SEC programming, Turner is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of ESPN's historic agreement and plays a significant role in the creation of the SEC Network.

Tony Brown: Building the next generation of mobile services

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Tony Brown

As director of product for Newsy, Tony has overseen the development of systems that have grown to deliver over one billion video streams per year, including a full suite of mobile apps that have earned wide recognition.

Mediatwits #116: how Amazon’s Fire TV box shakes up streaming media

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 116

On Wednesday, Amazon released its newest device, the $99 Fire TV, that aims to make a better set-top box for streaming video on TVs.

Steny Solitude: The cultural Web: A new paradigm for the journalist

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Steny Solitude

Steny Solitude, CEO and founder of Perfect Memory, is an expert in mass indexing of multimedia content. He graduated with honors from the University of Technology of Compiègne, France, with an engineering of cultural industries degree.

Dan Schultz: Designing a strategy for mobile innovation

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Dan Schultz

Dan Schultz is a civic hacker and innovator. Specifically, he is a Knight News Challenge winner, a recent graduate from the MIT Media Lab, a not-so-recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, and a 2012 Knight-Mozilla Fellow.

Kim Garretson: New innovations in real time, plus expanded engagement in mobile news and marketing

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Kim Garretson

With the speed of innovation emerging from startup company ecosystems, media businesses need better tools for connecting with the best startups. Garretson's fellowship at RJI is focused on developing services to address this need.

Xavier Damman: The Storify Twitter card: Where content and users intersect

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Xavier Damman

Xavier Damman moved from Belgium in the summer of 2009 with the idea that there are voices on social media that deserve to be published on mainstream media. This idea is the foundation of Storify.

RJI links: Friday, April 4, 2014

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RJI links

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.

Trina Chiasson: Making mobile-friendly infographics: Intro to Infoactive

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Trina Chiasson

Trina Chiasson is a developer, designer and self-proclaimed Web nerd. She is the co-founder and CEO of Infoactive, an online platform for building mobile-friendly, interactive infographics with live data.

Mike Wheeler: MobileVideoDIY: 360-degree resources for the mobile videographer

By Mike Wheeler on April 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Mike Wheeler

Mike Wheeler is the managing partner in Westerly Partners, LLC., an investor advisory that provides strategic, financial and technology solutions to early-stage companies focused on the new media and technology industries.

Steve Rice and Judd Slivka: Promise and potholes: Where we are in mobile journalism

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Steve Rice

Steve Rice is an assistant professor in convergence journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. Judd Slivka teaches multimedia and mobile journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Misha Leybovich: Bringing multimedia storytelling to mobile

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Misha Leybovich

Misha Leybovich is the CEO of Meograph, which helps brands engage their customers in creating multimedia stories and mashups. He is a 2013–2014 Reynolds Fellow.