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Leonard Pitts laments use of lies for political gain, calls GOP and Trump worst offenders | RJI

Leonard Pitts laments use of lies for political gain, calls GOP and Trump worst offenders | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it

A Trump supporter, Pitts said, emailed him asking him how he felt now that Trump has the support of 23 percent of black voters. “I sent him back an email, thanking him for his statistics and asking him if it hurt when he pulled them from his backside.”

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Digital preservation: How much is it going to cost, and who can I work with? | RJI

Digital preservation: How much is it going to cost, and who can I work with? | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
The expense of digital preservation for the news producer will vary depending on how much of the effort is managed in-house. By collaborating with those who already have the infrastructure, the cost to news agencies could be very little indeed.
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FL#165: Trends and ideas from the ONA16 conference in Denver | RJI

Wondering how mixed reality and algorithms might change journalism? Couldn’t attend #ONA16? Watch our video recap and it’ll be like you were there.
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FL#164: NowThis’ approach to Snapchat | RJI

FL#164: NowThis’ approach to Snapchat | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
How does NowThis use both Snapchat Stories and Discover to get the most out of the platform?
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Hyper-Training And The Future Augmented Reality Workplace - Forbes

Hyper-Training And The Future Augmented Reality Workplace - Forbes | RJI links | Scoop.it
As soon as AR becomes widely available to enterprises for training purposes (and it will soon), I suggest you make room in your budget for this immensely beneficial new technology.
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"[VR] brings computer-generated graphics to life, superimposing images on what the employee actually sees. The potential for AR as a powerful training tool is only as limited as your imagination"

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This French startup is helping news orgs build personalized email newsletters for readers

This French startup is helping news orgs build personalized email newsletters for readers | RJI links | Scoop.it
With its algorithm, Ownpage shows readers stories based on their reading habits and what other similar users are reading.
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“Naively, we thought that the newsletter was dead and that the future was more in the social network, homepage, and applications.” Follow RJI Fellow Tracy Clark's work in this same space: https://goo.gl/f840Lo

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How Apple’s Subtle AR Play Could Impact Local: Sights and Sounds

How Apple’s Subtle AR Play Could Impact Local: Sights and Sounds | RJI links | Scoop.it
Apple just entered augmented reality, without anyone really noticing. Though the iPhone 7 was met with a collective 'meh,' the real impact is below the surface,
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"Airpods’ sleekness and portability could condition a use case to essentially leave them in your ears at all times. From there it becomes a new channel that’s all about ambient audio. This could make AR’s informational “overlays” less graphical and more audible."

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Perfect Company, a new Quartz series

These companies are finding success by rewriting the rules of business. None of them is perfect on its own, but together they show what the corporate ideal could look like.
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Interesting, captivating presentation ... that pays off with some smart insights. Enjoy the read.

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New from The Coral Project: A tool for collecting reader contributions, and a ‘Comments Lab’ to model comment spaces online

New from The Coral Project: A tool for collecting reader contributions, and a ‘Comments Lab’ to model comment spaces online | RJI links | Scoop.it
Even as the number of news organizations dumping their comment sections grows, The Coral Project is continuing to build new products to try and improve how comments work.

The group, a collaboration effort from the Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Mozilla Foundation (and funded by th…
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Why Apple CEO Prefers Augmented Reality Over Virtual Reality

Why Apple CEO Prefers Augmented Reality Over Virtual Reality | RJI links | Scoop.it
The Apple CEO said augmented reality allows consumers to be more "present."
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Slate's membership strategy focuses on 'providing more value' to niche audiences

Slate's membership strategy focuses on 'providing more value' to niche audiences | RJI links | Scoop.it
Slate Plus has gathered 16,000 members since its launch in 2014, giving them access to additional segments of their favourite podcasts and member-only series
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Hurricane watch: Could coastal storms cost your community? | RJI

Hurricane watch: Could coastal storms cost your community? | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Climate change may be compounding the widespread flooding that followed Hermine, according to researchers. There’s likely more of the same to come: North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in intensity, frequency and duration since the early 1980s.
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These storms just keep on coming. How's a journalist prepare? How can journalism help a community prepare? Check out the Reporting on Climate Adaptation website.http://wp.me/P6UuDy-72 

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7 Tips For Email Marketing On The Apple Watch

7 Tips For Email Marketing On The Apple Watch | RJI links | Scoop.it
7 Tips For Email Marketing On The Apple Watch - 09/09/2016
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Thinking of sharing news via email via the Apple Watch? Check out a few common-sense tips that are not dissimilar from how to do Alerts.

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Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts Jr. urges public to stop accepting lies | RJI

Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts Jr. urges public to stop accepting lies | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Media outlets aren't holding politicians accountable for what they say and neither is the public, Leonard Pitts Jr. told an audience at MU Wednesday evening.
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Chicago incubator to help student-developed transcription app move toward launch | RJI

Chicago incubator to help student-developed transcription app move toward launch | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
The 2016 RJI Student Competition winners who created a recording and transcribing app for journalists are one step closer to launch with the help of a 16-week incubator program for female entrepreneurs.
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RJI Fellowship seeks to bolster independent mobile journalism in Cuba | RJI

RJI Fellowship seeks to bolster independent mobile journalism in Cuba | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
With few Cuban residents having access to the internet on the island, independent news outlets like 14ymedio are forced to find creative ways to deliver online news to a disconnected country.
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Breaking News 2: When good ads go bad | RJI

Breaking News 2: When good ads go bad | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Every publisher and web user pays an “ad tech tax” — in dollars, time and readership.
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MyVR social virtual reality platform debuts in October

MyVR social virtual reality platform debuts in October | RJI links | Scoop.it
To succeed, virtual reality is going to have to get a lot more social. A new startup called MyWebRoom hopes to make that happen with its social VR platform, MyVR. Launching in October, MyVR will bring together content discovery, social interactions, video, chat, and more in what it is calling a totally immersive experience.
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"Free with Google Cardboard and Samsung GearVR, MyVR lets users follow anyone else using the app, visit each other’s virtual rooms, and hold group voice chats — all while browsing the web, watching videos, reading articles, or listening to music together."

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NBC Teams Up With AltspaceVR to Stream Presidential Debates in Virtual Reality

NBC Teams Up With AltspaceVR to Stream Presidential Debates in Virtual Reality | RJI links | Scoop.it
Viewers will be able to bring their avatars to NBC's virtual reality viewing parties of the presidential debates.
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"The Presidential Debates will be streamed in virtual reality, and you’ll be able to join up with other viewers and have virtual viewing parties, complete with customizable avatars." Think this is just for the big boys (and girls)? VR/AR was a hot topic at this week's Local Media Association annual conference in Atlanta. 

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The 4 Steps to Getting an Idea (The Remix Method #1)

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Looking for ideas? Aren't we all? Here's an effort to add some structure to what often is a failed free-association quest for BIG payoff.

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This startup veteran wants to use email to build the next media empire

This startup veteran wants to use email to build the next media empire | RJI links | Scoop.it
Jason Calacanis has launched a site called Inside.com, which is a Kickstarter-style system for identifying topics for a “top news of the day
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As Merchants Flock to Social Media, How Can Community News Sites Keep Pace?

As Merchants Flock to Social Media, How Can Community News Sites Keep Pace? | RJI links | Scoop.it
According to a new survey, SMBs are turning to social media more and more. But they may be doing it not just because they’re getting good results but also
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How Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Will Strengthen Storytelling and Revenue

How Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Will Strengthen Storytelling and Revenue | RJI links | Scoop.it
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10 tech observations about the media industry’s next 5 years

10 tech observations about the media industry’s next 5 years | RJI links | Scoop.it
Media technology changes so quickly, it is hard to guess what the future may hold. But current projections assume offline experiences will increase in importance, technology will be more intuitive, and there will be an emphasis on the customer experience.
Brian Steffens's insight:

"User experience has been the buzzword on everyone’s lips for the last 10 years, but from now on you’ll be hearing a lot about customer experience (CX). Companies need to seriously start asking themselves what they are actually selling and understand that a great customer experience trumps the actual product."-- Good advice for news organizations, not just commerce outfits.

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