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This is what a news organization looks like when it is built on reader trust

Why I'm teaming up with the Dutch site, De Correspondent, on its U.S. launch. Because a membership model grounded in trust is one plausible way out of this mess.
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Stop and listen: A beginner's guide to planning and recording an audio story

Stop and listen: A beginner's guide to planning and recording an audio story | RJI links | Scoop.it
Some helpful insights to minimise the (sometimes steep) learning curve of audio storytelling
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GIF This: Multimedia Content and the Future of Digital Journalism

How a GIF can go beyond the absurd and provide value in digital journalism.
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Robot Knows the Right Question to Ask When It's Confused

Robot Knows the Right Question to Ask When It's Confused | RJI links | Scoop.it
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"Pointing, gestures, gaze, and language cues are all tricks that humans use to communicate information that robots are generally quite terrible at interpreting."

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Q&A with John Garrett, founder and CEO of Community Impact Newspaper | RJI

Q&A with John Garrett, founder and CEO of Community Impact Newspaper | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
'It wasn’t too long ago when news executives really believed in what we did and were competitive, and I want to bring that back.'
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Former White House officials: Trump, conventional press corps face new media environment | RJI

Former White House officials: Trump, conventional press corps face new media environment | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Two former White House officials, a Democrat and a Republican, believe the Trump administration has been hampered in getting its messages out by the rapidly evolving media environment and a president who likes to tweet.
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Who won? The personalization email newsletter study results are in | RJI

Who won? The personalization email newsletter study results are in | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
In a head-to-head experiment, e-newsletter content chosen by the reader outperformed e-newsletter content selected by an editor.
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White House press corps: We’re not whining, we’re working | RJI

White House press corps: We’re not whining, we’re working | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
“We’ve got to stop whining and just do our jobs,” Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts said Thursday at the 2017 Hurley Symposium, “Fact-Checking, Fake News and the Future of Political Reporting.”
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FL#185: 360-degree VR video from The Wall Street Journal | RJI

How can 360 video in Daydream VR help The Wall Street Journal tell stories in new ways?
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How Trump’s playbook has trickled down to state and local politics | RJI

How Trump’s playbook has trickled down to state and local politics | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Mike Zweifel was working in the spirit of that most distinct quality of American democracy — compromise — when he built a press pen for the Republican watch party on election night.
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The Texas Tribune is using a Facebook Messenger bot to reach new audiences

The Texas Tribune is using a Facebook Messenger bot to reach new audiences | RJI links | Scoop.it
Starting this week, people who want to know more about the Texas legislature have a new way to get information: a Facebook Messenger bot named Paige. The Texas Tribune’s experiment is named a…
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Follow Andrew Haeg's work with RJI: https://www.rjionline.org/account/profile/1431

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OpenDataCity is using sensor data to give readers the right news at the right time

The German company has built a beta version of its xMinutes app with funding from Google's Digital News Initiative
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TrustServista wants to help journalists determine the origin and trustworthiness of online news stories

TrustServista wants to help journalists determine the origin and trustworthiness of online news stories | RJI links | Scoop.it
The Google DNI-funded project analyses individual news items or topics, taking into account their origin and links to other articles
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"TrustServista uses fully automated algorithms to analyse individual online news items or topic areas, monitoring their origin and any links to other articles."

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I studied how journalists used Twitter for two years. Here’s what I learned

I studied how journalists used Twitter for two years. Here’s what I learned | RJI links | Scoop.it
Twitter reflects the good, the bad and just plain ugly reality of social media these days. For academics, journalists and voters, there’s never been a more crucial time to talk about the impact the…
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Check out Alecia's series, "A little birdie told me" at RJI: https://www.rjionline.org/stories/series/a-little-birdie-told-me 

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7 Things I Learned About A.I. at SxSW17

7 Things I Learned About A.I. at SxSW17 | RJI links | Scoop.it
I recently spent time in a magical place filled with madness and mayhem. A place where some of the smartest minds on the planet congregate each March to discuss and share exciting new insights into…
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6. It’s All About the Story

Coding will continue to be important, but writing will be invaluable. Your next great hire will be someone who can write a concise paragraph that conveys information, has a distinct personality, and delights your customers.

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Five Distractions in Thinking about AI

One of the main arguments the Israeli historian Yuval Harari makes in Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is that mankind differs from other species because we can cooperate flexibly in large numbers, united in cause and spirit not by anything real, but by the fictions of our collective imagination. Examples of these fictions include gods, nations, money,…
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A long and interesting read about the past, present and future of A.I.

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The end of the beginning: Viar and virtual reality may change the order in which a story is told | RJI

The end of the beginning: Viar and virtual reality may change the order in which a story is told | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
While the amazing visual impact of 360-degree virtual reality is a hot topic in the journalism world, a less obvious aspect of VR could change the very nature of storytelling.
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Poynter: The Texas Tribune is using a Facebook Messenger bot to reach new audiences | RJI

Poynter: The Texas Tribune is using a Facebook Messenger bot to reach new audiences | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
The Texas Tribune developed the bot with Andrew Haeg, founder of the community news messaging app GroundSource and a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.
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FL#186: Mobile studio and teleprompter app Bigvu | RJI

How can an app with teleprompter and production tools enahnce mobile video workflows?
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CBS’ Major Garrett to journalists: Look to history for comfort during early Trump presidency | RJI

CBS’ Major Garrett to journalists: Look to history for comfort during early Trump presidency | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
When CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett hears journalists worrying about being labeled the enemy of the Trump administration, he points to history.
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Fact-checkers believe appetite for accuracy will grow despite a lack of trust in news | RJI

Fact-checkers believe appetite for accuracy will grow despite a lack of trust in news | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Journalists for the three leading fact-checking organizations say their role is to examine the claims of politicians and present the facts, not persuade the public of certain conclusions.
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Faux news in the digital age: Survey results | RJI

American adults believe they’re much less likely than their friends to share fake news stories on social media, but when pressed, nearly six in 10 will admit they’ve probably shared such a story by accident.
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True or false: PolitiFact, pols and pundits | RJI

True or false: PolitiFact, pols and pundits | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Who in the news is lying? Who's telling the truth? To find out we dive into the PolitiFact data.
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