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

Mediatwits #112: Unplugging

By RJI on March 7, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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In a single day, the average American spends eleven hours with digital media. With so many ways to stay connected, it can be difficult to power down the screen and engage with the world beyond it.

Futures Lab update #49: Single-topic apps, revenue from services, and a blend of arts coverage and civic problem-solving

By Reuben Stern on March 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How has The Denver Post approached mobile apps for specific content? And how is one news outlet generating revenue from health insurance?

Insights from the 2014 Key Executives Mega-Conference

By Brian Steffens on March 3, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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Do what you know, do it better everyday, outsource the rest. That's just one of the many pieces of advice offered at this year's Key Executives Mega-Conference. Check out this executive summary style bullet list of comments from industry thought leaders and practitioners.

Mediatwits #111: Comcast/Netflix deal: killing net neutrality or helping customers?

By RJI on February 28, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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On Feb. 23, Netflix and Comcast announced a deal that would ensure Netflix customers can reliably stream videos for Comcast customers. The agreement will require Netflix to pay for access to Comcast’s broadband, though it will receive no preferential network treatment, according to the companies.

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

By RJI on February 28, 2014 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.

NNA survey: Small town residents depend on their community paper

Two-thirds of residents in small towns across America depend upon their local newspaper for news and information, according to the National Newspaper Association’s most recent newspaper readership survey.

Futures Lab update #48: Educational content at KQED, strategy at Lee Enterprises and LinkedIn as a journalism tool

By Reuben Stern on February 25, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How can news content be adapted for use in the classroom? And how can journalists use LinkedIn for reporting?

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

By RJI on February 21, 2014 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 #110: Is the future of education online, in person, or both?

By RJI on February 21, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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This week, in honor of MediaShift’s launch of EducationShift, we’re turning our gaze to one of the biggest issues in higher education.

Futures Lab update #47: Personalization ideas from The Washington Post and iStrategy labs

By Reuben Stern on February 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How could data-driven personalization look at the Washington Post? And what works in experiential marketing?

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

By RJI on February 14, 2014 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.

Importance of outstanding election coverage

By RJI on February 14, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Jim Pumarlo, consultant with Community Newspaper Success Strategies, speaks about the importance of outstanding election coverage at Down-home Democracy, a local election coverage workshop hosted at the Reynolds Journalism Institute Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2014.

Mediatwits #109: Comcast-Time Warner mega-merger; social media mess at Olympics

By RJI on February 14, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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First, cable company Charter Communications made a run at buying Time Warner Cable. That ended up being a prelude to cable and media giant Comcast swooping in to buy Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal.

Research and overview of thorough election coverage

By RJI on February 14, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Reynolds Fellow Scott Swafford shares some of his research and explains how to help voters make informed decisions through thorough election reporting at RJI's "Down-home Democracy: Empowering Citizens With Outstanding Coverage of Local Elections" on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

Doing deep background checks on candidates for local office

By RJI on February 14, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Mark Horvit, executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, spoke about doing deep background checks on candidates for local office at RJI's "Down-home Democracy: Empowering Citizens With Outstanding Coverage of Local Elections" on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

Mining online campaign finance records

By RJI on February 14, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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Reynolds Fellow Scott Swafford spoke about campaign finance records at RJI's "Down-home Democracy: Empowering Citizens With Outstanding Coverage of Local Elections" on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

The pressures of covering elections and endorsing candidates

By RJI on February 14, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, and Hank Waters, publisher emeritus of the Columbia Daily Tribune, spoke about the pressures of covering elections and endorsing candidates in small communities at RJI's "Down-home Democracy: Empowering Citizens With Outstanding Coverage of Local Elections" on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

Campaign coverage from the candidates' perspective

By RJI on February 14, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

A panel of current and previous candidates discuss newspaper campaign coverage from the candidates' perspective at Down-home Democracy, a local election coverage workshop hosted at the Reynolds Journalism Institute Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2014.

How photography and multimedia can breathe life into your election reporting

By RJI on February 14, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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Brian Kratzer, director of photography at the Columbia Missourian, spoke about how photography and multimedia can breathe life into your election reporting at RJI's "Down-home Democracy: Empowering Citizens With Outstanding Coverage of Local Elections" on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

Policy over politics

By RJI on February 14, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Tom Warhover, executive editor for innovation at the Columbia Missourian, and Perry Parks, journalism instructor at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, speak about how to make election news engaging and relevant by involving citizens and focusing on issues at Down-home Democracy, a local election coverage workshop hosted at the Reynolds Journalism Institute Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2014.