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  • Futures Lab update #100: Telling stories with satellite imagery and using data for breaking news

    Blog | April 1, 2015

    What kind of stories might be told from outer space? And how could databases inform fast-moving news coverage?

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    Dissecting Engagement — Day 2

    Blog | March 31, 2015

    Dissecting Engagement, RJI's two-day event examining how we can optimize engagement in a rapidly shifting media ecosystem, concludes with a summation by digital journalism strategist Victor Hernandez.

  • Victor Hernandez

    Dissecting Engagement — Day 1

    Blog | March 31, 2015

    Digital journalism strategist Victor Hernandez summed up day 1 of Dissecting Engagement, RJI's two-day event examining how we can optimize engagement in a rapidly shifting media ecosystem.

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    Seattle's Best: Conrad Jungmann

    Blog | March 27, 2015

    Nowhere has disruption in the news industry been more pronounced than in how we fund journalism. Our funding mechanisms have undergone profound changes. Brian Steffens spoke with Conrad Jungmann, founding partner of LION Digital Media, about what his group is doing to address this issue.

  • RJI links

    RJI links: Friday, March 27, 2015

    Blog | March 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.

  • Mediatwits 153

    Mediatwits 153: The case for (and against) VC funding for digital news

    Blog | March 27, 2015

    What do BuzzFeed, Upworthy and Refinery29 have in common? Well, for one, they’ve raised millions in venture capital money, and they’re all getting deeper into the digital news business. But it’s not all rosy in the land of VC-funded digital publishers.

  • Crosscut Public Media

    Seattle's Best: Mary Bruno

    Blog | March 26, 2015

    Nonprofit digital news operations tend to be more mission driven than profit/commerce driven. But lacking traditional advertising/revenue streams, sustainability and growth is no less challenging than for legacy media. Brian Steffens visited with Mary Bruno, editor-in-chief of Crosscut Public Media.

  • Creative newsroom

    Seattle's Best: Cherylynne Crowther

    Blog | March 25, 2015

    The creative newsroom at Edelman Seattle is still under construction with only a handful of the team hired and in place. Brian Steffens spoke with Cherylynne Crowther, executive producer, on its future.

  • Futures Lab update #99: SXSW Interactive, renting the latest tech, and an app for democracy

    Blog | March 25, 2015

    A world where interconnected devices can sense and respond to our activity and emotions may be closer than you think.

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    Chasing the agenda: The economics behind news

    Blog | March 25, 2015

    With more news published online, consumer behavior has radically changed. At the same time, it has never been easier to start a “news business,” spurring unprecedented competition among content providers.

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