Making shareable content at BuzzFeed 9/1/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we visit BuzzFeed to find out how the staff creates Internet-friendly content that ricochets across social media.

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Al Jazeera’s AJ+ mobile app and a collaboration around engagement 11/3/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we see how Al Jazeera is targeting a young mobile audience with its new smartphone app AJ+, and we learn how two journalism industry organizations are partnering to foster new engagement ideas that encourage more diversity.

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Digital insights from the ONA13 conference in Atlanta 10/24/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute brings you up to speed on the fast-moving digital landscape with a report from the annual conference of the Online News Association, held last week in Atlanta, Ga.

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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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Online subscription models and automated journalism 9/11/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute looks at online subscription models that are actually working, and explores the possibilities and limitations for computer-generated stories.

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Video apps from Fly Labs and micropayments via Blendle 1/20/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we look at a pair of mobile video apps with a streamlined interface and we report on a micropayment system for news content that is already up and running in the Netherlands.

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Connecting smartphones with TV and with entertainment experiences 4/29/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, we explore some new tools that push video from smartphones to television, and we see how one newspaper is working to turn entertainment listings into real-world audience experiences.

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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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How mobile is changing news gathering and delivery 4/14/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Smartphones and tablets have now surpassed computers as the primary way Americans access the Web and digital content, including online news. In this week's Futures Lab update, participants from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute's recent Mobile First event share how their newsrooms are placing a priority on mobile and changing the way news is gathered and delivered.

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Apps and tips for mobile reporting 11/28/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute brings together a few of its best segments related to mobile reporting to present ideas for producing news via smartphone.

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Local hospital sponsors pink bags for breast cancer awareness

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

10 Commandments of local news coverage

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

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.

 
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