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

Futures Lab update #46: NPR's connected car app, Project Thunderdome, and NewsGuru

By Reuben Stern on February 11, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How did NPR get its app onto the dashboard of GM's Internet-enabled cars? And how are things at Project Thunderdome?

An invitation to join the #CommonTags Community

By Chris Shipley on February 10, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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And if news journalism can harness that authority, the simple hashtag just might have the power to restore credibility to real-time news.

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

By RJI on February 7, 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 #108: Can Facebook’s Paper app change the aggregation game?

By RJI on February 7, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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For Facebook’s tenth birthday, the social platform gave itself a new app: Paper. The app promises a revolution in the way that users interact with content.

Futures Lab update #45: Multi-camera mobile video, managing social content, and website push notifications

By Reuben Stern on February 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What if anyone could combine video from multiple smartphones? And are there better ways to manage user-generated content?

PBS, Google launch student video contest with Reynolds Fellow’s platform

By Nate Brown on February 3, 2014 0 Comments News
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UPDATE: PBS has announced the winners of the year-in-review contest that used Meograph, a multimedia storytelling tool developed by Misha Leybovich, a 2013-2014 Reynolds Fellow.

Mediatwits #107: Washington Post goes on hiring spree after loss of Ezra Klein

By RJI on January 31, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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This week, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein joined a growing group of big-name journalists leaving traditional news outlets for ones that promise to be at the edge of digital innovation.

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

By RJI on January 31, 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.

If America gets its news from Facebook, information obesity can’t be far behind

By Chris Shipley on January 29, 2014 1 Comment Blogs

Which is to say that as American turn away from stuffy old news media, they are gorging themselves on junk news in a social media machine that then propagates empty-calorie stories, promoting them above the nutritional information so important for a healthy democracy.

Futures Lab update #44: Accelerating media startups at Matter, and mobile innovation from Adobe

By Reuben Stern on January 28, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What does it take to bring innovative media ideas to market? And how is Adobe looking ahead to the mobile future?

Mediatwits #106: Twitter storm over Grantland story about transgender golf club inventor

By RJI on January 24, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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Last week, ESPN’s Grantland published a story by Caleb Hannan called “Dr. V’s Magical Putter,” a piece that on its face looked into the ambitious claims of Essay Anne Vanderbilt (a.k.a. Dr. V), the inventor of a golf putter called Yar.

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

By RJI on January 24, 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.

Futures Lab update #43: Text-to-video, multimedia stacks and cloud-based magazine publishing

By Reuben Stern on January 21, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What if video could create itself? Or if multimedia explanations and digital magazines were easier to produce?

Mediatwits #105: Traditional media takes a shine to video news startups

By RJI on January 17, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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As smartphones and tablets proliferate, news video is going mobile and picking up where broadcast news left off. Network evening news audiences have been dwindling for decades — from audiences of over 50 million in 1980 to this year’s 22.1 million — while online video use has skyrocketed.

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

By RJI on January 17, 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.

A case for real-time news, and a path to get there

By Chris Shipley on January 15, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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Having reached the half-way point of my eight-month fellowship with RJI and reflecting on my progress, I am reminded of those wind up toys that run up against a wall, churning away until they are turned in a new direction, only to run into another wall.

Futures Lab update #42: News marketing, data security and native advertising

By Reuben Stern on January 14, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How could news be marketed better? How could you make your data more secure? And how are native ads working at Forbes?

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

By RJI on January 10, 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.

RJI at CES 2014: Rethinking second screen size

By Stacey Woelfel on January 9, 2014 1 Comment Blogs

Tablets are in abundance on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and their varied form and function give rise to just how big we might go in dropping a second screen in our lap as we sit down to watch TV.

RJI seeks people, institutions with innovative ideas to improve journalism to apply for 2014 fellowship program

By Nate Brown on January 9, 2014 0 Comments News
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RJI is seeking applicants for its 2014-2015 class of Reynolds Fellows. The fellows program gives people and institutions the time and space to create, test and measure strategies, products and services that will strengthen journalism in the 21st Century.