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RJI Fellowship team will use technology to bring more citizens, journalists into the council chamberAs newsrooms shrink in size, so does the amount of meeting coverage, says Mike Wheeler, a member of an RJI Fellowship team working to make meeting deliberations more accessible and “on demand” to journalists and citizens.
July 21, 2016
Futures Lab UpdateWhich method of virtual-reality storytelling is the best fit for your newsroom: 360 degrees or 180 degrees?
FL#159: 360-degree vs. 180-degree virtual reality
July 20, 2016
Hunger and race are two topics communities face every day. Few news organizations can sustain coverage of either over time. Our options grow even more limited as we work with fewer people for companies that expect them to file in multiple ways.
Promises, promises: PolitiFact plans to track campaign pledges of next president throughout termHillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making hundreds of promises should they be elected in November. But once the election is over and we’re celebrating or souring on President Trump or President Clinton, how do we track if our new leader keeps their word?
July 19, 2016
Futures Lab UpdateWhat can newsrooms do to make the most of Facebook Live?
FL#158: News organizations using Facebook Live
July 13, 2016
Digital preservationJournalists are dependent upon access to back files for research and context, but those back files may no longer be there. Almost all news content created in the U.S. today is digital, but digital content is even more fragile than print.
Digital preservation: Why is this important to me?
July 12, 2016
Reporting on Climate AdaptationIt was the hottest June on record for the lower 48 U.S. states — 3.3 degrees above normal and a hair above a 1933 Dust Bowl-era record, reported National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week.
Hot zone: Covering the rise in heat waves
July 12, 2016
Dodging the Memory Hole 2015: An Action AssemblyA team of industry leaders establish an Importance/Difficulty Matrix in order to chart ideas by relative importance and difficulty for furthering public-private partnerships.
Take Action! Public-Private Partnerships: Importance/Difficulty Matrix
July 11, 2016
Job titles of tomorrow!Allison Morrow is an emerging media editor at The Wall Street Journal where her main responsibility is managing the daily production of WSJ’s Snapchat Discover channel. She also helps manage the development of content for the newspaper’s Snapchat account.
What is an emerging media editor?
July 6, 2016
Futures Lab UpdateHow might a tool that sorts users into personality types help journalists better communicate?
FL#157: A personality platform for tailored communication
July 6, 2016