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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How to tailor news for each social media platform 10/13/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we bring you tips for what works best when delivering news on each of the various social media platforms.

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Trends and ideas from the ONA15 conference in Los Angeles 10/6/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we bring you key takeaways and an overview of emerging digital trends from the 16th annual Online News Association conference, held Sept. 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

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Getting social with Hello and finding records via Sqoop 9/28/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we take a peek at a new social platform centered around users’ passions, and we explore a new tool that can monitor public records.

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Helping readers take action, and a tool for correcting style errors 9/15/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we see how the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism is helping its audience act on the issues they read about, and we learn how an automated filter helps find and correct style errors.

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Collaborative photo apps and automated sports stories 9/8/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore apps for organizing photos from multiple smartphone users, and we see how The Associated Press is using automation to expand its college sports coverage.

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Audience-driven journalism via Grasswire and Hearken 8/25/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we look at two startups that make the audience a central part of the journalistic process.

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