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Missouri School of Journalism, 11 other programs win $35,000 ONA grants to create live news experiments

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments News
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A Missouri School of Journalism team wins a $35,000 micro-grant from the Online News Association's Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The grant will fund a live news experiment that bridges journalism education, community engagement and local news.

Futures Lab update #51: SXSWi recap and text searches for audio and video

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on March 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Is a fully automated world really that far off? And what if you could easily search for words or phrases inside media files?

What we've learned about real-time reporting from John Walton and the #ET702 story

By Chris Shipley on March 3, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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After a brief tweet to congratulate John Walton (@thatjohn) for breaking the #ET702 hijacking story and alert him to my initial post on the matter, we got into a Twitter exchange, then email conversation, and then a live chat with the students of the Journalism & Democracy capstone class at the Missouri School of Journalism, each discussion giving a little more texture to his experience and learning about reporting a story as it happens using Twitter as a publication medium.

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

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on February 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

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

#ET702 and the birth of real-time journalism

By Chris Shipley on February 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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If we needed more evidence of the speed and reach of Twitter as a news medium, the news and unfolding story on Twitter of Ethiopian Flight ET702 should confirm that our world is never going to be the same again. As is so often the case these days, the story about the story – at least when that story involves the rising influence of social media, is one that pits the tortoise (traditional media) against the hare (Twitter and social media).

An invitation to join the #CommonTags Community

By Chris Shipley on February 10, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

And if news journalism can harness that authority, the simple hashtag just might have the power to restore credibility to real-time news.

Mediatwits #108: Can Facebook’s Paper app change the aggregation game?

By RJI on February 7, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
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For Facebook’s tenth birthday, the social platform gave itself a new app: Paper. The app promises a revolution in the way that users interact with content.

Futures Lab update #45: Multi-camera mobile video, managing social content, and website push notifications

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle 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?

Twitter in the journalist’s toolbox

By Chris Shipley on December 16, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

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

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

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle 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 #35: Using analytics in the newsroom

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle 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 #32: Digital insights from the ONA13 conference in Atlanta

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

Futures Lab update #31: Mobile revenue, social video news, and learning from the Texas Tribune

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on October 15, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How can you generate revenue from mobile apps and iPad editions? And what is social mobile video news?

RJI broadcasting workshops: Using social media to enrich discussion of community issues

By Jennifer Nelson on October 9, 2013 0 Comments News
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Social media on television and radio news is mostly frivolous — full of celebrity gossip and uninformed opinion, said Kent Collins, 2012-2013 Donald W. Reynolds Fellow.

Futures Lab update #29: Curating social media and adopting a startup mentality

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on October 1, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How can newsrooms turn social media fragments into community journalism? And are you thinking enough like a startup?

Futures Lab update #27: Looking forward with a Yahoo executive, and the well-funded news startup Ozy

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on September 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Will Internet giants like Yahoo dominate the future of news? Or will it be news-related startups like Ozy?

Futures Lab update #21: SimulTV, micro video and smarter analytics

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on August 5, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Is one screen really better than two? Is six seconds of video enough time to do anything? And how could newsrooms be smarter with analytics?

Futures Lab update #18: Social TV news, print success and Gannett's consumer focus

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on July 16, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How are TV news anchors getting social with their audiences? And how is the leader of Gannett preparing the future?

Futures Lab update #17: Using audience content and Google Glass

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on July 9, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What happens when the crowd controls the story? And how could Google Glass be used by reporters?

RJI Links 6.28.2013

By Brian Steffens on June 28, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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