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RJI links: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

By Brian Steffens on October 11, 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 #98: ‘Fifth Estate’ Dramatizes WikiLeaks; Twitter IPO Mania

By RJI on October 11, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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This week, we’re joined by Zach Seward of Atlantic Media/Quartz and Dennis Berman of the Wall Street Journal to discuss Twitter’s filing, as well as regular guests Monica Guzman of the Seattle Times and GeekWire and The Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox.

RJI broadcasting workshops: Using social media to enrich discussion of community issues

By Jennifer Nelson on October 9, 2013 0 Comments News
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Social media on television and radio news is mostly frivolous — full of celebrity gossip and uninformed opinion, said Kent Collins, 2012-2013 Donald W. Reynolds Fellow.

Circa app adds breaking news alerts

By Jennifer Nelson on October 8, 2013 0 Comments News
Circa

Breaking news alerts are among the key features of Circa News 2, the latest update to the mobile news startup. Released last week, the feature is also included in Circa’s new Android app.

Futures Lab update #30: The future of wire services and a truth layer for the Internet

By Reuben Stern on October 8, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What if newspapers stopped subscribing to wire services? And what if the Internet had an automatic truth filter?

LION association answering sustainability, survivability questions

By Randy Picht on October 7, 2013 1 Comment Blogs
Local Independent Online News Publishers

Continue to ask if you like but the 115-member and growing Local Independent Online News (LION) association seems to be answering the sustainability, or survivability question, quite well.

Content Matters: An Interview with Edward McCain of the Reynolds Journalism Institute

By RJI on October 7, 2013 0 Comments News
Edward McCain

For this installment of the Content Matters interview series of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group I interviewed Edward McCain, digital curator of journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and University of Missouri Libraries.

RJI links: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

By RJI on October 4, 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 #97: Investigative reporting and the government shutdown in the age of social media

By RJI on October 4, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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Investigative reporting is expensive, time-consuming and arduous — much more so than rapid-fire articles that follow the daily breaking news mill. But if the journalism industry is already struggling to pay its bills, what is the future of in-depth, watchdog reporting?

Multimedia storytelling tool adds soundtrack capabilities

By Jennifer Nelson on October 2, 2013 0 Comments News
Meograph

The storytelling tool Meograph has a new feature. Users can now upload music soundtracks to their multimedia stories.

Garretson: Real_Inno RJI research: Connecting startup ecosystems to enterprises seeking innovation

By Kim Garretson on October 1, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Kim Garretson

A member of the first class of non-resident fellows at RJI, my research will focus on connecting early-stage companies with the research capabilities of the institute.

Journalytics: Getting publishers to think like marketers

By Jennifer Nelson on October 1, 2013 0 Comments News
Matt Booher

Journalists are constantly reminded to never assume anything when writing articles — this is great advice when approaching analytics, too. Matt Booher, director of insights and innovation at Empower Media Marketing, recently spoke about the importance of Web analytics and digital marketing measurement strategies at RJI.

RJI collaborates with Mather Economics and Inland Press Association to revamp newspaper cost and revenue study

By Jennifer Nelson on October 1, 2013 3 Comments News
Tom Slaughter

To assist newspapers with the planning process, Inland Press Association, in partnership with Mather Economics and the Reynolds Journalism Institute, is overhauling its comprehensive National Cost and Revenue Study to make it more modern and user-friendly.

Futures Lab update #29: Curating social media and adopting a startup mentality

By Reuben Stern on October 1, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How can newsrooms turn social media fragments into community journalism? And are you thinking enough like a startup?

RJI links: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

By RJI on September 27, 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 #96: Netflix wins Emmy awards, faces threats from Amazon, Fox-Comcast

By RJI on September 27, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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This week, streaming video giant Netflix became the first non-TV network to win an award at this year’s Emmys with its slate of original programming headlined by “House of Cards.” But after receiving 14 nominations, the final count of three statuettes in Netflix’s collection underwhelmed many Emmys watchers.

Missouri towns' elected officials recognize need for better election coverage

By Scott Swafford on September 25, 2013 2 Comments Blogs
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Those who run for public office in small communities say their local newspapers could do a far better job of engaging and informing their readers.

"The Practice of Journalism: Privacy, security and the First Amendment"

By RJI on September 25, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
"The Practice of Journalism: Privacy, security and the First Amendment"

The First Amendment was created to protect the free flow of information to citizens. Journalists serve as a proxy for the public. What are the flash points and decision trees we must wrestle with regarding the essential issues of privacy, national security and the definition of a member of the press?

LMA 2013: Print and digital are hard work; use the wind at your back

By Brian Steffens on September 25, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
LMA 2013: Print and digital are hard work; use the wind at your back

“Revenue” was all the talk at last week’s Local Media Association annual publishers conference, as well it should be for publishers. But the buzz moved beyond print and pay models to alternative non-news revenue opportunities.

Paying attention to the shield law’s critics

By Eric Newton on September 24, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Eric Newton

When a Senate committee this month approved the “Free Flow of Information Act of 2013,” applause was heard from scores of media shield law supporters. Yet magazine websites told a different story, one of a flawed law with holes that worry “even some supporters.” Shouldn’t the critics get more attention in the mainstream coverage?