Chatbots for news 5/17/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Automated chatbots have the potential to combine the credibility of traditional journalism with the personalized feel of text messaging a friend. We find out how several news outlets are already experimenting with the technology, and we explore some possibilities for the future.

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Technology forces shaping the future 5/3/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we learn from Kevin Kelly, senior maverick at Wired magazine, how technology may reshape the delivery of news and information in the coming years.

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Kik bots and DeeMe visual messaging 4/12/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we find out how automated bots within the app Kik might connect teenagers with news, and we check out a new messaging app that focuses heavily on visuals and design.

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Facebook video from Vox.com and an audio connection for teams 4/4/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore how Vox.com is crafting successful video for its Facebook audience, and we find out about a new technology that could help connect teams of journalists as they cover the news.

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SXSW 2016 and VR analytics 3/29/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we offer a recap from the 2016 South by Southwest Interactive conference, where virtual reality was a major focus; and we explore how it might be possible to track what people see when they experience immersive content.

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Expanding via podcasts 3/11/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we find out what it takes to expand into podcasting successfully.

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Enlisting product managers and automating more complex stories 3/8/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore the role of product managers within news organizations, and we find out how more complex stories might be written by computers.

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Election tool for local newsrooms, and advice on reaching Millennials 11/23/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore a web-based tool for local election coverage, and we get advice on creating news for Millennial audiences.

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Behind the scenes at Quartz 3/1/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we go inside Quartz and learn how newsletters, video and a constant focus on the target user have helped the operation attract and maintain a highly engaged mobile audience.

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Theme weeks and mobile revenue streams 2/15/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we find out how two organizations engage digital audiences via weeklong special coverage; and we explore some ways to generate revenue on mobile.

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