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 3/8/16

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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Experimenting with vertical video 12/8/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore what’s different about creating and displaying video in a vertical format — in other words, aligned to the way mobile audiences tend to hold their smartphones.

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Verifying photos automatically and rethinking audio news on the Web 11/17/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore a tool that checks the authenticity of photos, and we see a new approach to audio news on the Web.

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360-degree drone video, and reporting via Yik Yak 11/10/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we see how aerial drones are being fitted with 360-degree video cameras, and we learn how an anonymous social platform might help with news coverage.

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Tools for making animated GIFs, and Viber chats for news 10/20/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we test several tools that turn video and photos into animated GIF files, and we see how The Huffington Post is using the messaging app Viber to connect with audiences in a new way.

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