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  • RJI links

    RJI links: Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

    Blog | February 27, 2015

    RJI links, daily curation of the best stories from across the Web 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.

  • Blinds

    Privacy: The evolving meaning and broad implications of a single word for our networked news and information economy

    Blog | February 27, 2015

    For nearly a century, most people thought of privacy in terms of blocking yourself off from unwanted scrutiny. But networked technology has introduced a new meaning — the right, or ability, to negotiate the commercial value of one’s data profiles.

  • Mediatwits 149

    Mediatwits 149: Lies and viral content: Can they be stopped?

    Blog | February 27, 2015

    In journalism, it begins and ends with credibility. It’s what allows news organizations to rise above the noise of online chatter. Unfortunately, it seems that in the effort to chase traffic and capitalize on viral content, media companies are propagating misinformation far more often than they are debunking rumors.

  • Anatomy of a science experiment

    Anatomy of a science experiment

    Blog | February 26, 2015

    As Paul Bolls and I finished our breakfast last week at the Broadway Diner, he said, “Let’s go set up a science experiment!” Thirteen hours later, we were just about ready.

  • Setting or chasing the agenda: Who controls the news?

    Setting or chasing the agenda: Who controls the news?

    Blog | February 25, 2015

    “Setting or chasing the agenda: Who controls the news?,” a Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute research brief, served as the basis of the panel discussion of the same name at Social Media Week Feb. 25 in New York City.

  • Futures Lab update #95: Digital profiles via 360social and behavioral analytics via Trialfire

    Blog | February 25, 2015

    What if you could reassemble a source’s social media footprint all in one place? Or easily track what people do on a specific Web page?

  • Robot writer

    I, Writer: An ethical checklist for robot journalism

    Blog | February 25, 2015

    News organizations are experimenting increasingly with robot journalism, using computer programs to transform data into news stories or news stories into multimedia presentations.

  • Jaci Smith

    Jaci Smith: Evangelizing our native advertising program

    Blog | February 24, 2015

    My new native advertising program is fully implemented. Late January marked the first time I presented it to an audience of my peers. Word is spreading. I have three upcoming engagements to speak about native in the next two months, and I am very much enjoying sharing our program and responding to the feedback, pushback and questions.

  • Gistory

    Where in the world is this news coming from?

    News | February 24, 2015

    Syria is frequently in the news, but could you find it on a map? Seeing people’s general lack of geographic knowledge while discussing world news motivated a University of Missouri student to create Gistory, a news startup that helps people identify where news events are happening in the world.

  • Jaci Smith

    The wonderful world of native advertising according to Jaci Smith

    Blog | February 24, 2015

    This resource page (an ongoing work in progress) is a compilation of blog posts and samples, plus templates and guidelines so you can launch a native advertising program now.

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