Tag: rji

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 »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore some ideas for advancing journalistic video via automated production, live-streamed user-generated footage, and thoughtful storytelling.   PART 1: Automated production via Wochit Wochit is a cloud-based video creation platform that automates much of the process of creating story packages — complete with scripted narration — related to breaking news or online […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week, we look at innovative election-night ideas from NPR and USA Today, and we see how social media tools have reshaped breaking news coverage at Mashable and The Weather Channel. PART 1: Election night ideas On the night of the last election, many news outlets tried new approaches to delivering results and keeping audiences […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn about a platform for engaging with audiences via text messages, and we explore how to handle corrections to social media posts. PART 1: Groundsource A new platform called Groundsource seeks to help newsrooms interact with their communities outside the confines of smartphones and social media, instead relying on more basic text […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore how documentary video and interactive technologies can be combined to tell new kinds of immersive, in-depth stories online. PART 1: NPR’s “Planet Money Makes a T-shirt” This Emmy Award-winning project, created by NPR, raised more than half a million dollars via Kickstarter to travel the world and document how T-shirts are […] more »

by Meredith Broussard

“Yes, and…” is the closest thing improv comedy has to a cardinal rule. The rule goes like this: When the first performer says something, the next performer has to say “Yes, and…” instead of negating or dropping what the first performer said. It’s a powerful rule because it allows a comedy scene to go in […] more »

by Meagan Doll

This Storify follows an Oct. 30 event at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. In celebration of the latest update to Eric Newton’s Searchlights and Sunglasses, RJI highlighted positive efforts and innovations during its “Green Shoots in Journalism Education” program. Participants in person and via livestream heard from three deans, […] more »

by Amelia Senter

MediaShift’s Collab/Space event has been making the rounds — from New York City in June to Chicago in September, and now on to Washington, D.C. The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri is the event’s premier sponsor, and it will be hosted at the Washington Post headquarters. Collab/Space DC will hone and […] more »