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How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News

How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News | RJI links | Scoop.it
A unique study of Americans’ online news habits over the course of a week provides a detailed window into how Americans learn about current events in the d
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How NewsWhip intends to take the guesswork out of which stories will go viral

How NewsWhip intends to take the guesswork out of which stories will go viral | RJI links | Scoop.it
On the southside of Dublin in a Georgian square that was once the address of Oscar Wilde and WB Yeats, a small but fast growing digital company aims to unlock the formulae that determine how articles perform on social media.
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How smart research and accurate data can improve user experience

How smart research and accurate data can improve user experience | RJI links | Scoop.it
Gary Rust II, Director, rustmedia February 7, 2017 With more than 50,000 students on campus and a department targeting the study of media and civility, the University of Texas at Austin is rich with resources. In turn, Tuesday’s session showed how data in the hands of trained researchers can drive
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'Not a schmooze sell': Pricey publisher subscriptions require a special sales approach

Selling subs costing $5,000 and up can take multiple meetings and conversations over as long as six months.
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MetricShift Survey: Audience Engagement, Impact Measurement Are Top Priorities 

MetricShift Survey: Audience Engagement, Impact Measurement Are Top Priorities  | RJI links | Scoop.it
What does the media metrics profession look like in 2017? What are the top priorities for editors and other newsroom leaders? How can MetricShift help you use and understand metrics better? To answer these questions, we surveyed our readers here on MediaShift over the last month.
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Instant Apps: What are they and how will they transform media?

Instant Apps: What are they and how will they transform media? | RJI links | Scoop.it
2017 will be the year Android’s Instant Apps gain real traction, but it will be the impact on everyday people that promises the biggest differences
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Mobile Live Streaming + Super Chat = Live (Streaming) the Dream

Mobile Live Streaming + Super Chat = Live (Streaming) the Dream | RJI links | Scoop.it
A huge focus for us here at YouTube is to find new ways to let creators and viewers interact with each other and the videos they watch. An
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Available now to creators with 10,000 subscribers, coming soon to all.

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How local publisher Technically Media is trying to diversify its business with a focus on community

How local publisher Technically Media is trying to diversify its business with a focus on community | RJI links | Scoop.it
The company, which publishes tech sites in the Mid-Atlantic, wants to grow beyond its core events revenue model while keeping community at the heart of what it does.
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Across the country, newsrooms are using crowdsourcing to cover immigration | RJI

Across the country, newsrooms are using crowdsourcing to cover immigration | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
While the refugee ban and protests at airports made news throughout the weekend, here’s how a few news organizations across the country told the stories of their immigrant communities.
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What Publishers Can Learn from 2016's Top Stories

What Publishers Can Learn from 2016's Top Stories | RJI links | Scoop.it
2016 was an important year for journalism, no matter how you look at it. From Olympics and elections to Brexit and back, 2016 paved the way for both the challenges we face and the many opportunities journalists have to tell their stories in 2017. At Chartbeat, we sought to understand the year-just-past through the lens …
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4 ways Newsday uses predictive data analytics to keep readers

4 ways Newsday uses predictive data analytics to keep readers | RJI links | Scoop.it
What does a media company need to get started? Data and a data structure, analysts to interpret the data, a marketing manager, and creative services.team.
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The New York Times launches on Snapchat Discover

The New York Times launches on Snapchat Discover | RJI links | Scoop.it
The New York Times is the latest media company to fully embrace Snapchat, the rising social media app owned by Snap.
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How to create a Flash Briefing for your local publication

How to create a Flash Briefing for your local publication | RJI links | Scoop.it
So far, my favorite Amazon Echo feature is the Flash Briefing. All you have to do is subscribe to a selection of available publications, and Alexa will stream pre-recorded audio files from those…
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Mozilla-Knight OpenNews journalism program spins out as independent organization

Mozilla-Knight OpenNews journalism program spins out as independent organization | RJI links | Scoop.it
Mozilla and the Knight Foundation have announced that they’re spinning out its OpenNews program as an independent body, 6 years after its inception.
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Don’t ask users to tag unemployed friends (and other lessons for newsrooms on Facebook)

Don’t ask users to tag unemployed friends (and other lessons for newsrooms on Facebook) | RJI links | Scoop.it
"People want their social feeds to reflect the best versions of themselves."
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Check out TrustingNews.org from Joy Mayer and the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

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Demographic divides: The global state of fake news in 5 charts 

Demographic divides: The global state of fake news in 5 charts  | RJI links | Scoop.it
According to research, only 8 percent of Brits think social networks are doing enough to tackle fake news.
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How Engagement Editors Can Restore Trust in the Media

How Engagement Editors Can Restore Trust in the Media | RJI links | Scoop.it
Only 32% of American adults have "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of trust in the mass media, according to a Gallup poll released in September. Gallup has been asking this question since 1972, and this was the lowest figure they have recorded.

What can be done, on the media side, to address this
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The One Metric Journalists Need to Steal from Content Marketers 

Whether or not you believe content marketing will ever be considered journalism, there are certainly some lessons journalists can learn from the way content marketers think about analytics.
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Sending Money? Now There’s a Bot for That.

Sending Money? Now There’s a Bot for That. | RJI links | Scoop.it
Slack users with a PayPal account can now send money to or request money directly in their messages using PayPal's bot
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Content and delivery are but two legs of the media stool. Monetization is the third, and changes there are coming as fast as those in content and delivery.

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Things you should know about prison sentences, middle school vaccines and interest rates

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To read or not to read comments: Understanding the persuasive firepower of user discussion | RJI

To read or not to read comments: Understanding the persuasive firepower of user discussion | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
The comments you read after a story can be as important as the story itself. It is undeniable that comments are persuasive. But they are persuasive for unexpected reasons.
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FL#180: Building interactive timelines with sponsored content from Tline | RJI

FL#180: Building interactive timelines with sponsored content from Tline | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
How can news organizations create interactive timelines for free while earning revenue from sponsored ads?
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The next steps in media and digital transformation

The next steps in media and digital transformation | RJI links | Scoop.it
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"User behaviour drives technology innovation in a B2C environment. New, small, fast and agile start-ups, digital native platforms capable of delivering great user experiences, and culturally-fit content creators have a clear competitive advantage when forced to adapt to the new consumption habits of the audiences."

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Building a Story: Using Legos to Illustrate a Gov Plan

Building a Story: Using Legos to Illustrate a Gov Plan | RJI links | Scoop.it
Caitlin Johnston and Eli Zhang of the Tampa Bay Times used Legos to build out a story on a bridge that the government planned, but all wasn't as it seemed
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