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NBC News launches ‘Stay Tuned,’ a twice-daily Snapchat news broadcast

NBC News launches ‘Stay Tuned,’ a twice-daily Snapchat news broadcast | RJI links | Scoop.it
NBC News is bringing news broadcasts to Snapchat, the company announced today, with the launch of a twice-daily headline news show it's calling "Stay Tuned."..
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What a daily newspaper and its parent company are learning as staff experiment with Amazon Alexa | RJI

What a daily newspaper and its parent company are learning as staff experiment with Amazon Alexa | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Although news stories can be fed automatically from a CMS to Alexa-equipped devices like the Amazon Echo, Christopher Biondi believes tailoring the content to the new platform is the best way to provide a good listening experience.
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RJI Fellow expands work on mobile news app for smaller news organizations | RJI

RJI Fellow expands work on mobile news app for smaller news organizations | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Push notifications from The New York Times, the Guardian and The Washington Post alert us every day to scandal, horror, scientific achievement and grief. However, this capability lies mainly in the realm of large newspapers.
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Ex-Patcher Uses ‘Local Language’ to Succeed in Crowded Suburban Market

Ex-Patcher Uses ‘Local Language’ to Succeed in Crowded Suburban Market | RJI links | Scoop.it
Mike Dinan founded NewCanaanite.com in suburban Connecticut in 2014 after his job as regional editor at Patch disappeared. In this interview, Dinan tells how,
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Collaboration across newsrooms can be a royal pain — but this tool wants to make it easier

Collaboration across newsrooms can be a royal pain — but this tool wants to make it easier | RJI links | Scoop.it
"Most places are using email, maybe there’s a calendar they share, they’re trying to make Trello boards, they’re trying to get everybody into Slack…the pain caused by tools is not insignificant."
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WhatsApp creates community, revenue opportunity at Correio

WhatsApp creates community, revenue opportunity at Correio | RJI links | Scoop.it
Correio experimented with WhatsApp groups launched around specific interests with great success and the possibility of future monetisation.
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What´s the purpose of journalism? Impact. Three lessons on how to measure it.

What´s the purpose of journalism? Impact. Three lessons on how to measure it. | RJI links | Scoop.it
What are we here for, we journalists? What is the purpose of our work in news — in a time when politicians call us liars and users are losing trust in us? Reach is still the main incentive in…
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The evolution of The Economist’s social media team – Severe Contest

The evolution of The Economist’s social media team – Severe Contest | RJI links | Scoop.it
Anyone who reads Severe Contest will notice that our social-media team has evolved over the past two years. Our overarching goal of increasing awareness and ultimately paid readership among globally…
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Microsoft will try to bring better broadband to two million rural Americans in the next five years

Microsoft will try to bring better broadband to two million rural Americans in the next five years | RJI links | Scoop.it
The company’s so-called Rural Airband Initiative is an attempt to partner with local providers to boost wireless internet.
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Smaller news outlets in rural areas may soon have reason to up their digital game.

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With its new, speedier article page, Reuters wants to reimagine how news sites are designed

With its new, speedier article page, Reuters wants to reimagine how news sites are designed | RJI links | Scoop.it
Despite his last name, Isaac Showman isn’t a fan of big, dramatic website unveilings. That’s why, if you visit Reuters.com this morning, you might not notice anything out of the ordinar…
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How Newspapers are Achieving Success with Technological Advancements 

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Find out more about digital services for smaller newspaper here: https://goo.gl/32tiYM

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Open the Room Project helps journalists, citizens and towns broadcast on Facebook Live | RJI

Open the Room Project helps journalists, citizens and towns broadcast on Facebook Live | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
This week we launch the Open the Room Project, which provides community journalists, citizen activists and town administrators with step-by-step directions to build a scalable, affordable system for streaming public meetings, events and sporting contests.
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Engagement and the evolution of audience to advocates

Engagement and the evolution of audience to advocates | RJI links | Scoop.it
Information for and about the digital publishing industry from the leading trade association dedicated to representing the interests of high-quality digital publishers before the advertising community, the press, the government and the public. Includes recent news and latest research on the industry, as well as membership information.
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"... the strong belief that a high volume of content attracts a high number of page views is being replaced by the stark realization that quality trumps everything – even traffic."

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Insticator raises $5.2M to help publishers make their stories more interactive

Insticator is announcing that it has raised $5.2 million in Series A funding. The startup allows online publishers to add quizzes, polls and other interactive..
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This looks like a play to grab some of the market that Google Surveys now has ....

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Henry Blodget: We’re “deeply underestimating how big digital media can be” in the next decade

Henry Blodget: We’re “deeply underestimating how big digital media can be” in the next decade | RJI links | Scoop.it
"We are working in a medium, along with all of the other digital folks, in which you can tell stories in four different ways: words, pictures, video, audio. All of those will continue to grow for the next several decades. It's not either/or."
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Two years in, the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism is helping other community outlets develop membership programmes

Two years in, the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism is helping other community outlets develop membership programmes | RJI links | Scoop.it
The non-profit organisation also collaborates with community outlets to produce a TV show and radio programme
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A day in the life of a journalist in 2027: Reporting meets AI

A day in the life of a journalist in 2027: Reporting meets AI | RJI links | Scoop.it

What might a day in the life of a journalist look like 10 years from now? What would have taken weeks or months of reporting by an investigative team today could take a lone journalist aided by artificial intelligence only one day. It’s not science fiction. The fictional scenario below was inspired by the very […]


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How Reviewed powers commerce across the USA Today Network

How Reviewed powers commerce across the USA Today Network | RJI links | Scoop.it
On its own, Reviewed has a tiny audience. But by syndicating its content across dozens of USA Today sites, it's diversified its content strategy.
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Houston Herald Business Directory: Coupons, restaurants, entertainment, and hotels in Houston, MO

Houston, MO Businesses - Ads and Coupons from Top Restaurants, Shopping, Nightlife, Entertainment, Services and More from the Houston Herald
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You don't have to be a big enterprise (or have a giant staff) to create and try new ideas

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