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Futures Lab update #49: Single-topic apps, revenue from services, and a blend of arts coverage and civic problem-solving

By Reuben Stern on March 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How has The Denver Post approached mobile apps for specific content? And how is one news outlet generating revenue from health insurance?

Insights from the 2014 Key Executives Mega-Conference

By Brian Steffens on March 3, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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Do what you know, do it better everyday, outsource the rest. That's just one of the many pieces of advice offered at this year's Key Executives Mega-Conference. Check out this executive summary style bullet list of comments from industry thought leaders and practitioners.

Improving journalism: Start and end with your audience

By Brian Steffens on February 28, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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The mood was upbeat as more than 670 news executives set a record attendance at the 2014 Key Executives Mega Conference. RJI shares some insights from industry leaders.

Futures Lab update #48: Educational content at KQED, strategy at Lee Enterprises and LinkedIn as a journalism tool

By Reuben Stern on February 25, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How can news content be adapted for use in the classroom? And how can journalists use LinkedIn for reporting?

Futures Lab update #47: Personalization ideas from The Washington Post and iStrategy labs

By Reuben Stern on February 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How could data-driven personalization look at the Washington Post? And what works in experiential marketing?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

Futures Lab update #38: Newsroom architecture, online pay models and audience connection

By Reuben Stern on December 3, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Is your newsroom designed for online success? And why did a pay model work at The New York Times?

Futures Lab update #37: Apps and tips for mobile reporting

By Reuben Stern on November 26, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What's the best way to use smartphones for reporting and video storytelling? And which mobile apps might help?

Futures Lab update #36: Data apps, news experiences, and the newscast format

By Reuben Stern on November 19, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What kind of news experience are you offering your audience? And does it include interactive data apps?

Futures Lab update #35: Using analytics in the newsroom

By Reuben Stern on November 12, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What data should you be tracking if "page views" and "unique visitors" are not enough?

Futures Lab update #34: Automated video editing and mobile app tools

By Reuben Stern on November 5, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What if software could automatically edit your video together? Or if building a mobile app were easy enough for anyone to do?

Futures Lab update #33: Inside the Huffington Post

By Reuben Stern on October 29, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What happens inside the newsroom at the Huffington Post? And how is that different from where you work?

Futures Lab update #32: Digital insights from the ONA13 conference in Atlanta

By Reuben Stern, Travis McMillen on October 22, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

When it comes to digital, what should your newsroom be doing today? Plus, other insights from the ONA13 conference.