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Local news site’s 36-hour livestream a fun take on annual fund drives

Local news site’s 36-hour livestream a fun take on annual fund drives | RJI links | Scoop.it
Readers of the Valley Independent Sentinel know when Editor Eugene Driscoll’s kids are home sick from school. They are understanding (mostly) if some car trouble delays news from a school board…
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Knowing the Difference Between Loyalty and Retention Programs

Smart companies know which ones to use for each situation

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What Web Page Structure Reveals on News Quality

What Web Page Structure Reveals on News Quality | RJI links | Scoop.it
As a microbiologist once said, the devil is not in the details, but in the structure. She was referring to the genetic arrangement of a deadly strain of virus. The digital world bears some…
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"A simple look at the components of an HTML page tells a lot about the reliability of its contents. Problem is, distribution platforms don’t bother looking at those signals."

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Mojo Workin’ — Essential Mobile Journalism Tools

Mojo Workin’ — Essential Mobile Journalism Tools | RJI links | Scoop.it
We're delighted to launch a new column -- Mojo Workin' -- on tips and tools for mobile journalism by noted mojo expert Ivo Burum. Ivo's workshops are a popular feature of GIJN conferences. The Australia-based journalist brings over 30 years of experience producing prime-time programing across genres. He'll be profiling the latest techniques with investigative journalists in mind, so here's a great chance to get your mojo workin'.
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Learn more about mobile video from RJI at Mobile Video DIY http://mobilevideodiy.com 

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How Bild uses Facebook Instant Articles to drive subscriptions

The Axel Springer publication has worked with Facebook to improve the process of signing up readers to subscriptions services through Instant Articles.
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Daily Research News Online no. 24262 - comScore Adds Twitter Metrics to vCE

Daily Research News Online no. 24262 - comScore Adds Twitter Metrics to vCE | RJI links | Scoop.it
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It's a press release, but good to know.

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New edition of journalism primer on Islam now covers rise of ISIS and homegrown terrorism | RJI

New edition of journalism primer on Islam now covers rise of ISIS and homegrown terrorism | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
“Islam for Journalists (and Everyone Else),” written by top scholars and journalists who have long experience in the field, provides basic facts about the world’s fastest-growing religion and the Americans who practice it.
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Infographic: U.S. Newspapers See Surge in Digital Subscriptions

Infographic: U.S. Newspapers See Surge in Digital Subscriptions | RJI links | Scoop.it
This chart shows the number of paid digital-only subscribers of selected U.S. newspapers and news publishing groups.
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Arkadium Launches InHabit Reader Engagement Tool

Arkadium Launches InHabit Reader Engagement Tool | RJI links | Scoop.it
In the quest to solve the problem of low audience engagement, one company has developed what it believes is the solution to keeping readers on the page longer.
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When You Live By The Headline, You Die By The Headline

When You Live By The Headline, You Die By The Headline - 04/05/2017
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Six strategic lessons for publishers moving “beyond the article”

Six strategic lessons for publishers moving “beyond the article” | RJI links | Scoop.it
Anderson’s report features smaller digital-born start-ups like 140journos in Turkey, alongside global giants such as the New York Times and the Guardian, highlighting how “limited resource is no hindrance to innovation.”
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The future of news is not what you think

The future of news is not what you think | RJI links | Scoop.it
FBefore joining DW, Esra Dogramaci worked at the BBC in London and Al Jazeera English, amongst others. She discusses here the preconceived ideas people have about the future of journalism.
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"The best performing digital teams are when not all decision-making is consolidated at the top, and you really give people time and space to figure out problems, test new ideas without the pressure always to publish."

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To Rebuild Rural Media Ecosystems, Think Locally

To Rebuild Rural Media Ecosystems, Think Locally | RJI links | Scoop.it
The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. After reading the flood of soul-searching think pieces on the media that followed the 2016 presidential election, it’d be easy to come away with the impression of an industry in crisis.
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The Associated Press offers a guide to artificial intelligence in the newsroom

The Associated Press offers a guide to artificial intelligence in the newsroom | 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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Why news organisations should experiment with chat bots

Why news organisations should experiment with chat bots | RJI links | Scoop.it
If you're not sure whether having a news bot on Messenger or other chat apps adds value to your newsroom, here is one clear advantage to experimenting with bots
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We grew monthly Facebook video views 500% to 100M in six months. Here’s what we learned.

We grew monthly Facebook video views 500% to 100M in six months. Here’s what we learned. | RJI links | Scoop.it
For much of 2015, our social video team consisted of two people: one focused on core news and the other on mini-docs. By 2016, we had hired an additional video producer, bringing the total up to…
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"We also didn’t want to turn the team into a sweatshop. This realisation led to some serious reflection on how we were dedicating resources and which stories we were choosing to cover."

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With a 90 minute Facebook Live, CBC Calgary wants to 'flip the traditional broadcast-to-social workflow'

With a 90 minute Facebook Live, CBC Calgary wants to 'flip the traditional broadcast-to-social workflow' | RJI links | Scoop.it
The show, produced entirely on iPhones, will be condensed into an hour-long programme for television
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FL#188: Assembling social posts with Roundabout | RJI

What if all the content created for your social media streams also appeared together on your website?
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Reynolds Journalism Institute announces 2017-2018 class of fellows | RJI

Reynolds Journalism Institute announces 2017-2018 class of fellows | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has selected six fellowhip projects for 2017-2018 that will focus on filter bubbles, bite-size training and business-side analytics.
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Data leads editorially driven subscription strategy at Herald Sun

Data leads editorially driven subscription strategy at Herald Sun | RJI links | Scoop.it
The Herald Sun uses audience data to strengthen its subscription strategy, looping in the newsroom along the way.
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Digital transformation in newsrooms means focusing on readers not platforms.

Digital transformation in newsrooms means focusing on readers not platforms. | RJI links | Scoop.it
Part one of a mini-lecture series designed for students, teachers, and anyone else who wants a better understanding of the traditional journalism landscape.
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A thoughtful setup for what I hope is an invigorating exploration. I look forward to checking out the subsequent posts.

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App for journalists: Lexis Audio Editor, for editing audio files on your smartphone

App for journalists: Lexis Audio Editor, for editing audio files on your smartphone | RJI links | Scoop.it
This free Android app enables journalists to record and edit one or more audio files on a single-track editor
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A reporter in a rural district of India uses WhatsApp to broadcast local news — and makes money doing it

A reporter in a rural district of India uses WhatsApp to broadcast local news — and makes money doing it | RJI links | Scoop.it
Shivendra Gaur's Rocket Post Live has already gained 8,000 paying subscribers for rolling news alerts and a daily video bulletin.
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