RJI Futures Lab update #86

Ideas for election night and other breaking news


PART 1: Election night ideas

On the night of the last election, many news outlets tried new approaches to delivering results and keeping audiences engaged. We hear details about two such experiments: USA Today's use of the messaging app Yo, and NPR's 2014 Election Party. 

PART 2: Social tools in breaking news

Social media offer newsrooms a way to share and to obtain news – and also to keep it organized. Brian Ries of Mashable and Renee Desjardins of The Weather Channel explain how their organizations use social media to stay on top of events coverage in interesting ways. 

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Futures Lab, elections, social media, The Weather Channel


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