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How Gannett is growing its events business

How Gannett is growing its events business | RJI links | Scoop.it
After years of letting the USA Today Network’s sites handle their own events, Gannett is playing a bigger role in devising events using the entire network.
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Google Introduces Video to Google Maps Listings

Google Introduces Video to Google Maps Listings | RJI links | Scoop.it
Searchers will start seeing video content on Maps, as Google introduces the ability for users to capture and upload video.
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51% of Mobile Traffic Comes From Users’ Top 5 Apps

51% of Mobile Traffic Comes From Users’ Top 5 Apps | RJI links | Scoop.it
Your old marketing self: “What am I doing on mobile?” Your new marketing self: “I’m reaching half of digital consumers with just Facebook, Messenger,
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Here's the challenge. If your mobile app is among the top 5 of people in your market, you're probably OK. That means it's frictionless and regularly accessed. If not, it means you probably have to learn how best to dance with the digital devils (er, duopoly). Among your existing audience, your app may be up there. But among your wider, desired audience, probably not so much. 

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Hearst’s Barrett on Talks With Facebook: Progress, but More Needs to Happen

Hearst’s Barrett on Talks With Facebook: Progress, but More Needs to Happen | RJI links | Scoop.it
The president of Hearst Newspapers Digital Media, details what he sees as the current promise of Facebook’s nascent effort to promote subscriptions for local
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USA Today’s Facebook-like mobile site increased time spent per article by 75 percent 

USA Today’s Facebook-like mobile site increased time spent per article by 75 percent  | RJI links | Scoop.it
The USA Today Network is taking a page out of Facebook’s playbook by reformatting its digital properties to give users more personalized homepages.
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One of the latest examples of our never-ending quest to personalize the news feed to our audiences.

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What two Florida TV stations are learning as they experiment with AR and 3-D technologies | RJI

What two Florida TV stations are learning as they experiment with AR and 3-D technologies | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
With changing TV viewing habits, First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida, is experimenting with augmented reality and 3-D technologies to grab viewers’ attention and enhance the storytelling experience.
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Gotta catch ’em all: Archiving digital content such as social media should include linked objects | RJI

Gotta catch ’em all: Archiving digital content such as social media should include linked objects | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
In the digital media world, there’s no guarantee that material that appears one minute will be there the next.
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Why mobile will dominate news media by 2020

Why mobile will dominate news media by 2020 | RJI links | Scoop.it
Glen Mulcahy, head of innovation, RTÉ Tech, explains how advances in technology will change both the way journalists work and audiences consume content
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If I Ran a Newspaper…. – Whither news?

If I Ran a Newspaper…. – Whither news? | RJI links | Scoop.it
A wise editor I know described his newspaper’s situation this way: “We have two houses. One is on fire and the other isn’t built yet. So our problem is that we have to fight the flames in the old…
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"We must reconceive of media and journalism as a service, not a product." Jeff has never suffered for a lack of fans or detractors. The latter suggest broad sweeping statements that they find lacking in reality. Here Jeff offers an awfully long, comprehensive discussion of ways forward. 

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Taking Your Audience Back: The Power of On-site Engagement 

Taking Your Audience Back: The Power of On-site Engagement  | RJI links | Scoop.it
Build a highly engaged on-site community with your content, contributors, and brand at the center of it all.
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RJI Fellow receives investment from Missouri accelerator fund for chatbot tool | RJI

RJI Fellow receives investment from Missouri accelerator fund for chatbot tool | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
GroundSource, a community engagement platform founded by RJI Fellow Andrew Haeg, recently received a $50,000 investment from the Missouri Innovation Center Accelerator Fund.
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These are the most — and the least — trusted news sources in the U.S.

These are the most — and the least — trusted news sources in the U.S. | RJI links | Scoop.it
Maybe it’s the accent. When it comes to news, in a world where “fake news” is now an ideological battle cry rather than an oxymoron, Americans deem British media outlets more trustworthy than their U.S. counterparts.
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How to Build Your Startup Without Hiring A Single Person

How to Build Your Startup Without Hiring A Single Person | RJI links | Scoop.it
Expectations have never been higher — not just from investors but from talented people, too. Here’s how to create your way into business. Ten years ago, I raised money with a PowerPoint presentation…
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‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees.

‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees. | RJI links | Scoop.it
In an unusual partnership, Amazon and Microsoft are working together to extend the abilities of their voice-controlled digital assistants.
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Voice Search Changes Media Buying, Attribution, Publishing

Voice Search Changes Media Buying, Attribution, Publishing | RJI links | Scoop.it
Voice search will fundamentally change ad delivery and ad models, writes Jay Friedman, chief operating officer at Goodway Group.
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"Voice search will change how we create content, optimize content, deliver content, and will definitely change how we think about buying, delivering and measuring ads."

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The Washington Post brings artificial intelligence to its native ads 

The Washington Post brings artificial intelligence to its native ads  | RJI links | Scoop.it
The newspaper is using its news-writing bot technology to help native ads perform better.
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4 Local funders will use design thinking to fill local news gaps

4 Local funders will use design thinking to fill local news gaps | RJI links | Scoop.it
Lilly Weinberg – We live in a time of disruption for local news and information. Local media continues to shrink, trust in journalistic institutions is at an all-time low, and people can’t even agree o
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We welcome our robot newscasters

We welcome our robot newscasters | RJI links | Scoop.it
Allow me to introduce you to Brian and Kendra, the new hosts of Quartz's newscast. They're robots.   Every day, all day, Brian and Kendra read headlines from around the global economy in the conversational, sometimes playful voice familiar to users of Quartz's mobile app. If you have an Amazon Alexa device, you can add…
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Survey: Journalists’ most urgent training needs are mobile, data and video | RJI

Survey: Journalists’ most urgent training needs are mobile, data and video | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Three-fourths of respondents to a June survey about digital-journalism training said they would likely try learning such skills on their phone in bite-size lessons.
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The Coral Project’s Community Guides for Journalism

The Coral Project’s Community Guides for Journalism | RJI links | Scoop.it
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Engagement tips, strategies and examples from the NYT/Mozilla project.

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‘Raining clicks’: why we need better thinking on technology, data and journalism

‘Raining clicks’: why we need better thinking on technology, data and journalism | RJI links | Scoop.it
I’ve spent the last eight years building the case for using audience data in newsrooms and the tools and culture required to make it a force for good. So reading Franklin Foer’s piece When Silicon…
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Quartz created a bot that can break news — and wants to help other news orgs develop their own

Quartz created a bot that can break news — and wants to help other news orgs develop their own | RJI links | Scoop.it
The news site plans to unveil a suite of Slack-based tools designed to simplify the process of creating bots to follow certain pages or data.
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Google, Like Facebook, Unfurls Subscription Tool for Publishers

Google, Like Facebook, Unfurls Subscription Tool for Publishers | RJI links | Scoop.it
Google is revamping its "first click free" feature and other elements that are important to publishers.
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Vote now: RJI Fellows’ proposed SXSW sessions target trust in news and media censorship | RJI

Vote now: RJI Fellows’ proposed SXSW sessions target trust in news and media censorship | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Three RJI Fellows are vying to present their ideas on improving journalism to South by Southwest audiences next spring in Austin, Texas. But first they must survive the panel selection process.
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