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RJI Links 5.24.2013

By Brian Steffens on May 24, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Futures Lab update #7: A few crowd-sourcing ideas

By Reuben Stern on April 30, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How can we harness the power of the crowd for reporting news? Or for getting information about crime?

Futures Lab update #6: Visions of the future of news

By Reuben Stern on April 23, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Which future trends are likely to affect your newsroom? And what are consumer brands doing that newsrooms could learn from?

RJI, Nine Network team analyze how to add value to television news with social media

By Jennifer Nelson on April 5, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Kent Collins

How can journalists use social media to dig deeper into issues to make stories richer and audiences bigger?

RJI links 2.1.2013

By Brian Steffens on February 1, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

RJI links 1.18.2013

By Brian Steffens on January 18, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
RJI links 1.18.2013

News and commentary from around the web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

RJI links 10.12.12

By Brian Steffens on October 12, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Block by Block 2012 - Recaps From Around the Web

By RJI on September 18, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

A collection of recaps of Block by Block 2012 posted by attendees.

RJI links 8.24.12

By Brian Steffens on August 24, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

RJI links 8.3.12

By Brian Steffens on August 3, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

#RJInnovation (2012): Fostering community engagement

By RJI on April 24, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
RJInnovation Week

As part of RJInnovation Week, KBIA-FM's weekly public affairs program, Intersection, devoted its program to Monday's theme: engagement.

#RJInnovation (2012): Social media and news gathering with Google+ hangouts

By RJI on April 23, 2012 2 Comments Blogs
RJInnovation Week

RJInnovation Week kicks off examining how various broadcast outlets use Google+ hangouts and other social media tools to enhance reporting, engagement with audience and branding.

Reynolds Fellow David Cohn leaves Spot.Us

Source David Cohn's Blog on April 2, 2012 0 Comments
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David Cohn announces his resignation from Spot.Us. Spot.Us joined forces with American Public Media in late 2011.

Spot.Us to play important role with Public Insight Network

Source NetNewsCheck on December 12, 2011 0 Comments
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COO and senior VP of American Public Media shares his thoughts on the role Spot.Us will have following its merger with PIN.

David Cohn experiments with journalism

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David Cohn met with a class in California to discuss crowdfunding and how Spot.Us is changing journalism.

Reynolds Fellow David Cohn joins forces with crowd-sourcing platform

By RJI on November 30, 2011 0 Comments News
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American Public Media announced today that it has acquired pioneering community funding website Spot.Us, and will incorporate it into the Public Insight Network (PIN) crowd-sourcing platform. The combination lays the foundation for a networked approach to sourcing and funding high-quality journalism that will help newsrooms and journalists gather the resources and insights they need to do great reporting.

American Public Media buys crowdfunded news site Spot.Us

Source Paid Content on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
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Public radio programming producer American Public Media is acquiring journalism crowdfunding site Spot.Us and integrating it into its Public Insight Network crowdsourcing platform.

Spot.Us Merges with PIN

By David Cohn on November 29, 2011 0 Comments Blogs
2010-2011 Donald W. Reynolds Fellow

Spot.Us launched in November of 2008, making this our three year anniversary. Counting the months of planning (and applying for the Knight News Challenge) that went into the launch, I've been working on Spot.Us, a journalism crowdfunding project, for almost four years. In that time, we've pushed boundaries, and have had many successes and shortcomings which I've tried to share along the way. As I've always said, Spot.Us will never be perfect. It will never be "done," and as long as we can strive for something, we are making progress.

Handbook for community-funded reporting

By David Cohn on November 29, 2011 0 Comments Research Summaries
2010-2011 Donald W. Reynolds Fellows

Download David Cohn's latest research about community-funded reporting.

We practice journalism in changing times. In 2008, David Cohn received a grant from the Knight News Challenge to build Spot.Us, a site to pioneer “communityfunded reporting,” or the crowdfunding of journalism. We define crowdfunding as “the collective cooperation, attention and trust of people who network and pool their money and resources, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.” Then we define crowdsourcing as “the act of delegating tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to an undefined, large group of people (the crowd), through an open call.” Basically, crowdfunding is a type of crowdsourcing.

Spot.Us merges with Public Insight Network

Source MediaShift Idea Lab on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
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David Cohn weighs in on the merger of Spot.Us and PIN and how what he sees in Spot.Us' future.