• Newsroom Notes: The more things change, the more they stay the same?

    Newsroom Notes
    Newsroom Notes: The more things change, the more they stay the same?
    May 19, 2020

    When it comes to the global pandemic we find ourselves in, are you tired of hearing the quote attributed to Winston Churchill? “Never waste a good crisis.”
  • What’s Working: How to build a foundation for effective service journalism

    What’s Working
    What’s Working: How to build a foundation for effective service journalism
    March 3, 2020

    When looking at the news media business alongside the rise of the internet and digital platforms, it’s almost always cast as an unfortunate, if not tragic, decline.
  • What’s working: Service journalism is having a moment

    What’s Working
    What’s working: Service journalism is having a moment
    February 10, 2020

    Investing in service journalism isn’t just about writing guides based on the day’s news, however. There are tools, strategy, and processes that newsrooms should adopt to do service journalism right.
  • D.C. symposium to discuss social media and the First Amendment

    Free Speech, Free Press or Free for All? Social Media and the First Amendment
    D.C. symposium to discuss social media and the First Amendment
    April 17, 2019

    Is the First Amendment still relevant in the age of social media? How can we be sure that what we’re reading and watching is true? What can social media platforms do to curtail the spread of misinformation and lies?
  • Putting Mayer’s research to work

    Our cornerstone: A salute to RJI fellows
    Putting Mayer’s research to work
    October 31, 2018

    Around 2012, Jodi Gersh was travelling to various large Gannett newsrooms and running engagement workshops. She used Joy Mayers’ Community Engagement: A Practical Conversation for Newsrooms as a kind of playbook.
  • Brian Gorman on MediaExecsTech.com

    Our cornerstone: A salute to RJI fellows
    Brian Gorman on MediaExecsTech.com
    October 31, 2018

    iPublish Media Solutions is an example of a technology company that makes running a news operation less expensive. They offer a “do-it-yourself” advertising platform that lets individuals or companies build a print, digital or social ad.
  • MediaShift Podcast 207: Twitter sale blues; Google’s AI play into the home

    MediaShift Podcast
    MediaShift Podcast 207: Twitter sale blues; Google’s AI play into the home
    October 7, 2016

    In the news this week, Twitter is exploring a potential sale, but Google, Apple and Disney might not be suitors anymore. Google unveils new Pixel phones, a smart speaker and VR gear — but artificial intelligence is the key to the new hardware.
  • What is a consumer experience director?

    Job titles of tomorrow!
    What is a consumer experience director?
    April 14, 2016

    Sarah Day Owen has been the consumer experience director at The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, California, for more than a year. Her job is to help the news organization think about the customer first when creating and sharing their news products.
  • What is a creative lead of applied technologies?

    Job titles of tomorrow!
    What is a creative lead of applied technologies?
    March 15, 2016

    Ray Soto is the creative lead of applied technologies at Gannett. His position, which envisions and designs virtual reality projects, was created at Gannett “thanks to the momentum of virtual reality within the industry over the past two years,” says Soto.
  • What is an audience analyst?

    Job titles of tomorrow!
    What is an audience analyst?
    February 5, 2016

    Ever since Anjanette Delgado began working in online media in the mid-to-late 1990s, she’s wanted to learn more about audience behavior. Now she’s fully immersed in analytics as the audience analyst at The Journal News in White Plains, New York.