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What do you do when Apple announces that it’s changing the design of the iPhone in two months?
Does structured journalism work? Evaluating the feasibility of structure for consumers and reportersDoes the traditional news article still make sense as the primary unit of news in the age of the Internet and smartphone? That was the question I asked in my first blog post as an RJI Fellow in July 2015.
May 26, 2016
Job titles of tomorrow!Audrey Carlsen is one of two news apps developers in the newsroom at The Seattle Times. Carlsen has held the position for a year and a half. Before the two developers were hired, someone from the IT department would work on news apps development.
What is a news apps developer?
May 25, 2016
2015 RJI Mobile Media ResearchMillennials are more likely than boomers to use smartphones for news, but professional journalism and news sources matter to both.
Attitudes about news transcend technology and generational divide
May 24, 2016
KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri, does something unique for a local station every Friday during its 6 p.m. newscast. The NBC affiliate produces a segment called Your View, where the people in charge of the station address viewer concerns about local coverage.
Team Recordly demonstrates its prize-winning interviewing tool at Silicon Valley tech firmsThe winning team in the 2016 RJI Student Competition took full advantage of their grand prize trip to California last week, demonstrating their Apple Watch/iPhone interviewing tool in five key venues.
May 23, 2016
MediaShift PodcastIn this week’s news, Snapchat considers adding an algorithm to its feed; Twitter might expand its character limit — in a way that would actually please users; and Facebook will turn your panoramic pictures into immersive 360 photos.
MediaShift Podcast 198: Snapchat Algorithm for Content?; The Guardian Loses Its Way
May 20, 2016
In today’s technology-rich media environment, people have several options to choose from. This trend raises a larger question: How embedded is news consumption in people’s online lives?
Conducting events helps The St. Louis American connect with the community and create goodwill. But the luncheons and galas also help the newspaper reach nontraditional advertisers and compensate for losses from national advertising.
MediaShift PodcastA former news curator for Facebook says the social network suppressed conservative news outlets in Facebook’s Trending Topics, and U.S. Senators want to know more. The video wars continue as Amazon launches Video Direct to take on YouTube.
MediaShift Podcast 197: Facebook trending topics goes to Capitol Hill; social apps dominate for news
May 13, 2016