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Augmented Reality: How We'll Bring the News Into Your Home

Augmented Reality: How We'll Bring the News Into Your Home | RJI links | Scoop.it
The New York Times is about to expand our journalism so you can experience it in three dimensions, just by picking up your phone.
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RJI Fellow working on solution to ‘future proof’ data-driven news applications | RJI

RJI Fellow working on solution to ‘future proof’ data-driven news applications | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
In 50 years, Dollars for Docs may be gone entirely if nothing is done to archive it, says Meredith Broussard, assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
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“Today, I can read a whole print newspaper on any day from 1899, but I can’t read everything that The Boston Globe published in print and online for any day in 2007.”

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How teachers unions affect school district spending, student achievement

How teachers unions affect school district spending, student achievement | RJI links | Scoop.it
We’ve gathered research on teachers unions, including their impact on school district spending, student achievement and teacher turnover.
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A comprehensive look at multiple facets of teacher concerns.

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Mapping the local news ecosystem — with scale but detail 

Mapping the local news ecosystem — with scale but detail  | RJI links | Scoop.it
"In addition to seeing from 30,000 feet, we also need to be able to zoom in and know a journalism landscape as it exists from the vantage of those who live there."
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What Damon Kiesow has learned about reader revenue and the strategies he thinks will work for publishers

What Damon Kiesow has learned about reader revenue and the strategies he thinks will work for publishers | RJI links | Scoop.it
Damon Kiesow, the Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing at the Missouri School of Journalism, has studied and written deeply about reader revenue. As the industry works to generate more digital subscription revenues, we caught up with Kiesow to learn more about his past work in this space and to learn about a new study he is working on. First, tell us about your new-ish role as a Knight Chair at the University of Missouri? I joined the faculty at Mizzou in August with the newly updated title of "Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing." The chair was originally endowed in 1997 by the Knight Foundation and the University of Missouri to further the study and practice of newsroom editing. Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Jacqui Banaszynski held the position for many years. When it opened up in 2017, Dean David Kurpius worked to rename and restructure the role a bit, specifically adding and highlighting "digital" as a key focus. So, my day-to-day is a mix of teaching, studying
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Inside The Seattle Times: A case study in community-funded journalism | RJI

Inside The Seattle Times: A case study in community-funded journalism | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Through her RJI Student Innovation Fellowship, Hannah Rodriguez was able to observe how reporters and editors at The Seattle Times worked to thread the needle of maintaining independence while receiving outside money for initiatives.
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"For each funder and each lab, there are individualized grants and expectations, .... Each funder also receives quarterly reports on the metrics and impact of stories."

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Insights on reader willingness to pay for online news

Insights on reader willingness to pay for online news | RJI links | Scoop.it
The funding crisis in journalism has dominated the industry conversations in recent years, whether it be about paywall strategies, diversifying revenues, or generating direct reader revenues. With this in mind, we started our latest research in the “Reinventing Digital Editions” series, in which we surveyed 4,000 news consumers across Europe and the United States. Our[...]
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How Industry Dive, a publisher specializing in B2B verticals has built a profitable business

How Industry Dive, a publisher specializing in B2B verticals has built a profitable business | RJI links | Scoop.it
Industry Dive, a company that has built a diverse revenue model built on deep brand integration and lead-gen programs for advertisers, will tell its story to attendees on the Local Media Association's upcoming D.C. Innovation Mission. The company specializes in B2B verticals, from education to health care to marketing, and has built a diverse revenue model. Industry Dive will share how they choose content verticals, and why "going small and deep" (versus chasing audience scale) can be a profitable model. We caught up with Industry Dive's CEO and Co-Founder Sean Griffey: What was the original vision for Industry Dive? What white space opportunity or "job to be done" did you identify that you wanted to address? I think it is always a good time to launch a company focused on business journalism. If you can deliver unique insights and valuable analysis to executives, you can always find a place in the market. That certainly was the core of our mission from day one. That said, in the
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From LMA: "Industry Dive is proving that media companies can thrive through a thoughtful focus on niche audiences and verticals."

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Newsletter Guide.org

Newsletter Guide.org | RJI links | Scoop.it
A 201 guide for taking your newsletters to the next level—growing the lists, making money, and more.
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The Reynolds Journalism Institute and RJI Links have championed the use of newsletters the past few years. Here's a terrific guide for those looking to jump in.

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How the new VR screen could end the smartphone

How the new VR screen could end the smartphone | RJI links | Scoop.it
The only way to get more information from a smartphone screen is to bring the pixels closer to our eyes, with the device somehow mounted on our heads rather than holding it in our hands.
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• Chart: Always On: Media Usage Amounts to 10+ Hours a Day

• Chart: Always On: Media Usage Amounts to 10+ Hours a Day | RJI links | Scoop.it
This chart illustrates how much time American adults spend using electronic media per day.
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4 essential qualities for digital leaders

4 essential qualities for digital leaders | RJI links | Scoop.it
The expansion of devices and data is creating an urgent need for a new type of leader
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This is not targeted at media companies, but it is sound advice for anyone working (or hoping to lead) in the digital space.

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New York Times CEO Mark Thompson: Relations with Facebook are 'cordial and effective'

New York Times CEO Mark Thompson: Relations with Facebook are 'cordial and effective' | RJI links | Scoop.it
New York Times CEO Mark Thompson, revealed the publication’s grand plans for podcasting and their subscription strategy for 2019.
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Take journalism to the next level | RJI

Take journalism to the next level | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
RJI is now taking applications for our next group of fellows. We’re looking to advance new products, services, ideas and storytelling techniques with funding, mentoring, testing and promotion.
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Have an idea or plan to benefit journalism ... but need a little help and-or guidance to get it off the ground? Now's the time to apply for a fellowship at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. An RJI fellowship can be on the University of Missouri campus, at your current place of work, or from your home. Put your innovation and-or entrepreneurship hat on and apply.

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Prove it with prototyping: How to test your ideas and focus your innovation | RJI

Prove it with prototyping: How to test your ideas and focus your innovation | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
As we all strive to innovate in our newsrooms and our storytelling, there’s a natural tendency to latch onto any new clever idea that feels like the right solution to a real problem. But is that solution really the right fit? And is the problem even real?
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"The more eager we are to build, the less patience we have for questions that challenge assumptions about what our audiences want or need. We would rather skip straight to figuring out the tech and doing whatever it takes to push our idea into production."

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Developing Tools for News – The Single Subject News Project –

Hi there! My name is Will, and I’m a software engineer at the Shorenstein Center. I’ve been working with Hong, Emily, Elizabeth, and the Single Subject News cohort for almost a year now as the…
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Any newsroom can apply to use the tool, enter a MailChimp API key, and receive a “report card” with a few email metrics benchmarked against peers."

 

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New Study Explores Why Tech Isn't Always the Answer to News Media's Problems

New Study Explores Why Tech Isn't Always the Answer to News Media's Problems | RJI links | Scoop.it
A new study from the Reuters Institute of Journalism raises a warning call to organizations that are focusing on constant evolution rather than identifying and committing to their own strengths, stating that “relentless, high-speed pursuit of technology-driven innovation could be almost as dangerous as stagnation.”
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How to listen to our true crime podcast, Unsolved

How to listen to our true crime podcast, Unsolved | RJI links | Scoop.it
Unsolved's third season is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play Music and other podcast platforms.
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"Through a series of narrative articles, podcasts, videos and interactive timelines, Barton and the Journal Sentinel examine the crime and reasons it has gone unsolved for two decades."

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Can we drone without a phone? No. Here’s some apps to make your drone journalism safer and better | RJI

Can we drone without a phone? No. Here’s some apps to make your drone journalism safer and better | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Judd Slivka has noticed how dependent he's become on his phone for a lot of information regarding how to fly with drones. Here are some he uses every day.
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"This class of apps will tell you what class of airspace you’re in and if there are any Temporary Flight Restrictions. Some apps have additional features like weather and solar activity indices, too, though I look for accuracy in terms of airspace first and then other features second."

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Reuters predictions for publishers in 2019

Reuters predictions for publishers in 2019 | RJI links | Scoop.it
We expect to see a continuing trend of re-focusing on the edition format, which allows for a ‘slowing down of the news’. As we see more publishers prioritising their reader revenue strategies, there will be a need to ensure readers find the content worth paying for
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How Newspack, A CMS from WordPress & Google, Will Impact Publishers

How Newspack, A CMS from WordPress & Google, Will Impact Publishers | RJI links | Scoop.it
Newspack is a new content management system (CMS) being developed by Automattic, the developers of WordPress. Google has dedicated $1.2MM to the project with another $1.2MM coming from other investors.
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Small publishers and startups might want to take this for a test drive ... when it's up and running. Not yet ready for prime time, but worth a look when it is.

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Do You Really Need a CMS or CXMS?

Your website is made up of a variety of parts. To accomplish the goals of increasing your audience, revenues, and profits, all of those parts need to talk
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This is a good overview of the complexity facing publishers. Yes, there's a sales pitch at the end. In the newspaper area there are others out there working to integrate all these functions: WaPo's ARC, TownNews, Newscycle among others. Great for well funded corporations or venture capital funded startups. But if you're bootstrapping a new news site, you'll like want to explore Zapier that can connect disparate third party tools.

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CREAL3D's Light-field Display is the Real Deal –

CREAL3D's Light-field Display is the Real Deal – | RJI links | Scoop.it
Co-founded by former CERN engineers who contributed to the ATLAS project at the Large Hadron Collider, CREAL3D is a Switzerland-based startup that’s created an impressive light-field display that’s unlike anything in an AR or VR headset on the market today. At CES last week we saw and wrote about lots of cool stuff. But hidden …
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Readers say that the best thing about paying for digital news is freedom from the paywall 

Readers say that the best thing about paying for digital news is freedom from the paywall  | RJI links | Scoop.it
What is the biggest benefit of paying for online news? Digital publishing firm Twipe surveyed nearly 4,000 people from six European countries and the U.S., and found that the most-cited reason for paying is unlimited access to stories — followed by, uh, access to print (with feeling good about pa…
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Worth considering as you craft your subscription/membership appeals and messaging.

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Verizon Media inks multi-year native advertising deal with Microsoft 

Verizon Media inks multi-year native advertising deal with Microsoft  | RJI links | Scoop.it
Verizon Media and Microsoft have announced a new multi-year native advertising deal that extends and broadens the existing relationship between its Oath Ad Platforms and select Microsoft online properties globally.
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Big money could be changing hands here. Publishers who continue to ignore native advertising will see the platforms eat away more of their potential dollars.

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Free Capture app turns some iPhones and iPads into 3D scanners for AR

Free Capture app turns some iPhones and iPads into 3D scanners for AR | RJI links | Scoop.it
A new iOS app lets certain Apple devices turn people and objects into realistic 3D scans that can be used within AR environments -- and more is coming soon.
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"In its current form, the app’s functionality is basic, but the developer includes a “heads up” notice that color 3D export and color AR previewing features are coming soon."

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