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

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
Mediatwits 105

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
Path

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
Wright Brothers

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.

RJI at CES 2014: Get ready for WNG

By Stacey Woelfel on January 8, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Technology on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas points to the availability of more ways for journalists to wear their gear when they cover stories.

Futures Lab update #41: Retooling online comments

By Reuben Stern on January 6, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How could user comments be made more useful for both audience members and journalists?

Preparation is key to meaningful coverage of candidates

By RJI on January 6, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Jim Pumarlo

No matter the circumstances, newspapers must be prepared to introduce candidates to their staffs and their readers. Newspapers play an important role in helping the electorate form initial impressions of candidates.

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

By RJI on December 20, 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.

Improving election coverage isn't such a radical idea

By Scott Swafford on December 18, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Vote

Focusing election coverage on policies rather than politics is key to engaging citizens.

Pictures of the Year International now accepting entries for 71st competition

By RJI on December 18, 2013 0 Comments News
POY

The world’s best photojournalism — including still photography, e-books and documentaries — will be judged during the 71st Pictures of the Year International competition at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI).

Futures Lab update #40: News tailored for mobile platforms

By Reuben Stern on December 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How can 12 people update nearly 150 stories a day? And what's it like to watch video news on Google Glass?

Twitter in the journalist’s toolbox

By Chris Shipley on December 16, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Twitter

In the quest to deliver accurate, breaking news, Twitter may be a journalist’s worst enemy — or best tool.

Trina Chiasson on infographics and the role of design in launching Infoactive

By RJI on December 13, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Trina Chiasson

Judy Siegel is a senior user experience designer at CNN Digital in Atlanta. She had a chance to sit down with Trina Chiasson, 2013-2014 Reynolds Fellow and co-founder/CEO of Infoactive, at the 2013 SND conference in Louisville, Ky.

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

By RJI on December 13, 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.

E.W. Scripps acquires Newsy for $35 million

By RJI on December 11, 2013 0 Comments News
Newsy

Newsy, the digital video news service based in Columbia, Mo., was acquired by E.W. Scripps yesterday for $35 million.

Futures Lab update #39: The evolution of video storytelling

By Reuben Stern on December 10, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What does effective video journalism look like in a world awash in smartphone-created footage?