Tag: rji futures lab

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 Reuben Stern

This week we explore examples of how two newsrooms are using the social platforms Vine and Snapchat. PART 1: Mashable + Vine Mashable has heavily experimented with the 6-second video app Vine since the app launched in early 2013. Along the way Mashable received a Shorty Award for its work on the platform and, this summer, crossed the milestone of having 100,000 followers to […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week, we find out what Google Glass is really like as a reporting tool. Over the past several months, a team of capstone students at the Missouri School of Journalism attempted to cover a variety of news and feature situations with the face-mounted device to determine whether […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle, Sarah Harkins, Laura Davison, Teddy Nykiel. This week the RJI Futures Lab examines how complex interactive data sets could be built into stories; hear why the experience around consuming news matters and explore what the future holds for the evening newscast format. PART 1: Integrating data apps into stories […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Olga Kyle, Reuben Stern, Laura Davison, Teddy Nykiel. This week the RJI Futures Lab explores how better use of analytics and user data could help newsrooms improve their coverage and connect with audiences. PART 1: THINKING MORE LIKE MARKETERS Most news organizations track things like page views and unique visitors. But more sophisticated […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Laura Davison, Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week, the RJI Futures Lab shows you tools that enable just about anyone to edit video and create mobile apps — with little or no technical skills required. PART 1: Automated video editing Several companies offer software that can automatically edit clips and photos together into […] more »