Apps for collaborative mobile video and a follow-up button for Web stories 5/12/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we see how several mobile apps are making it easier to piece together video footage from multiple contributors, and we learn about a tool for publishers that helps website readers follow ongoing stories.

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Ideas for resurfacing archived audio 5/5/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore two examples of how archived audio content is being brought back to life.

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Choosing a crowdfunding platform, and seeing what people near you are reading 4/28/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we look at three crowdfunding platforms to help you decide which to use; then we see how an app called Shuffle gives users stories the people around them are reading.

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Turning data into a human experience 4/21/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we see how virtual reality might enable users to take a 3-D journey into the heart of big data sets, and we find out how data visualizations can be made more human.

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Combing through video and images with Vhoto and Ditto 4/14/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we see how two technologies automatically scan the content of video and images to deliver highlights and insights.

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Telling stories with satellite imagery and using data for breaking news 4/7/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we see how satellite data can be used for storytelling, and we learn some ways data reporting can improve breaking news coverage.

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SXSW Interactive, renting the latest tech, and an app for democracy 3/31/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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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.

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Ideas from nonprofit news 3/23/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore some of the ideas and opportunities emerging from nonprofit newsrooms, including The Center for Investigative Reporting, The Marshall Project, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune.

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Single-story apps and virtual reality storytelling 3/17/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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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.

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Tips for mobile news delivery, and remixing with Trio 3/10/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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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.

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Local hospital sponsors pink bags for breast cancer awareness

Local hospital draws awareness to breast cancer with pink newspaper bags. More

10 Commandments of local news coverage

Bill Ketter, vice president/news for CNHI, offers these tips for improving local news coverage. More

What works for McDonald's, works for classifieds, too

Stealing the value meal concept from McDonald's and the "Have it your way" slogan from Burger King, Creative Circle created some winning house ads for several of its classified redesign clients that saved time in the call center and increased upsell sales at the same time. More
 
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