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Best Practices
by Kevin Davis

This story first appeared on Journo.biz, the trade publication of the Investigative News Network. This week marks the opening of the third round of the INNovation Fund, a micro-grant program managed by the Investigative News Network to help with business experimentation in non-profit and public-media newsrooms across the country. The program is made possible by […] more »

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by Anne Wootton

This post was co-written by Emily Saltz, Head of Content Strategy at Pop Up Archive, and first appeared on Medium. In part one, we heard thoughts on shareability, metrics, and publishing and distribution. In part two, hear what audio industry leaders have to say about challenges with workflow, public radio stations, and membership models. on […] more »

Audio/Visual
by Anne Wootton

This post was co-written by Emily Saltz, Head of Content Strategy at Pop Up Archive, and first appeared on Medium. Given the increased attention paid to audio in late 2014, we asked some top audio producers and digital innovators to comment on the top challenges they see facing the industry in 2015. We’ve collected their […] more »

Best Practices
by Josh Stearns

At the end of last year Kristin Hare of the Poynter Institute was collecting tech resolutions for 2015 and asked for mine. Here is what I wrote: In 2015 I want to help more journalists build with their communities, not just for their communities. At so many publications, journalists are rebuilding their newsrooms around new […] more »

Best Practices
by Ryan Thornburg

One byproduct of all the recent articles about the growth of email newsletter that aim to “cut through the daily clutter” is an amazing amount of clutter about email newsletters. Here’s what you need to know today. email newsletters: by the numbers The Skimm was started by two NBC News producers in their 20s. It’s […] more »

Best Practices
by Jessica Weiss

So you think reporting with a mobile device is less serious than more traditional news gathering methods? Think again, says Allissa Richardson, mobile media professor at Bowie State University. “Mobile journalism is … not something you’re going to succeed at super quickly,” Richardson said recently in a Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas Massive […] more »

Best Practices
by Josh Stearns

The Radiotopia Kickstarter campaign came to a close recently after raising more than $600,000 from nearly 22,000 fans. The success of a campaign like this is a complex alchemy of passion, mission, timing and tenacity. There are a million things you can’t control; good and bad surprises abound. And yet, over the last month the […] more »

Best Practices
by Lincoln Pennington

A recurring theme at Reese News Lab is our insatiable curiosity. The questions in the Lab are almost never-ending. At every point in our process, there is a need for questions in order to strengthen our ideas. When we start, it’s all about questioning the status quo. Why are things done this way? What are […] more »

Best Practices
by Michelle Holmes

After two decades of professional news partnerships, John S. Knight Fellowships-informed collaboration and random acts of inspiration with other journalists, I’ve compiled a list of what smart people have taught me — when I was smart enough to pay attention. Here are 15 tips, 13 of them learned the hard way. Before You Partner Understand the […] more »

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