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by Reuben Stern

This week we offer a quick recap from the 2015 South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. We also learn about a startup that enables anyone to try out the latest tech gadgets, and we hear how another startup is hoping to use mobile technology to transform democracy. PART 1: SXSWi 2015 Recap Intelligent […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore some of the ideas and opportunities emerging among nonprofit newsrooms, including The Center for Investigative Reporting, The Marshall Project, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune. Reporting by Katy Mersmann, Reuben Stern and Rachel Wise. PART 1: Partnerships Collaboration with other organizations is a key element of most nonprofit newsrooms, and it often […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how The New York Times quickly morphed a viral story into a successful mobile app, and we see how Project Syria uses virtual reality to immerse the audience in the news. PART 1: Single-story apps Efforts to tailor content specifically for smartphones has given rise to freestanding mobile apps inspired by […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we get tips on what works when delivering news via mobile devices, and we check out a new app designed for remixing content. PART 1: Mobile insights As part of Al Jazeera’s Research & Development lab, the recently launched app AJ+ serves as an ongoing experiment in ways to deliver news via smartphones. […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we get an inside look at some innovative efforts by the Center for Investigative Reporting to expand the audience in unusual ways and to track the impact of the organization’s journalism out in the community. Reporting by Tatiana Darie, Reuben Stern and Rachel Wise. PART 1: Partnerships to reach new audiences Central to […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore some of the tools offered by Twitter to help news organizations harness the platform, and we learn about a new social network called This., which hopes to encourage sharing of only high-quality content. PART 1: Twitter tools As a product marketing manager at Twitter, Erica Anderson helps the product team identify […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we visit Mashable’s New York City headquarters to find out how the staff stays on top of the fast-moving social conversation. Started as a tech news site in 2005, Mashable now delivers breaking news and other social media-friendly content tailored for what it calls “the Connected Generation,” attracting as many as 40 million […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn about the work of viral content editors, and we see how public data can be pulled together to monitor the work of lawmakers. PART 1: Viral content editors With social sharing now an important part of news distribution, having a full-time person assigned specifically to the task is increasingly common inside […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we look at a pair of mobile video apps with a streamlined interface and a micropayment system for news content that is already up and running in the Netherlands. PART 1: Simplified video creation from Fly Labs While most mobile video editing tools mimic desktop editing software, a startup called Fly Labs recently […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we find out why investors are bullish on online media startups, and we find out how the Philadelphia-based startup Billy Penn is producing local news coverage aimed at younger readers. PART 1: Why investors love media startups Digital media startups like Vice, BuzzFeed and Vox Media have grown quickly thanks to hundreds of […] more »