This week we bring you some ideas on preparing for the future from the annual convention of the American Society of News Editors, held June 24-26 in Washington, D.C.

PART 1: Looking forward with the chief of The New York Times Co.

The New York Times Company President and CEO Mark Thompson says remaining successful in the future relies on delivering quality content across whatever devices tech companies dream up. In this interview with the RJI Futures Lab, he also stresses the importance of having talented people who can work together to innovate.

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PART 2: Creating digital products at NPR

National Public Radio has become a leader in developing online and mobile information products. News Applications Editor Brian Boyer and Product Manager Javaun Moradi share their approach to going after new digital opportunities.

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NPR news apps mentioned in the video:

Information about the Public Media Platform:

The Public Media Platform is being developed through a partnership of five major public media distributors: NPR, PBS, PRI, American Public Media and the Public Radio Exchange. The system "will allow public media producers and stations to gather their digital content in one place, and cost-effectively distribute it across digital platforms," according to the official website. For an overview of the Public Media Platform's development, check out this article from

Reuben Stern  
Director of NYC Partnerships


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