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Does Traditionalism Help or Hurt Innovation? - Knowledge@Wharton

Does Traditionalism Help or Hurt Innovation? - Knowledge@Wharton | RJI links | Scoop.it
New research from Wharton’s Laura Huang finds that there are situations where traditionalism can be a help to innovation, not a hindrance.
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The Surprising Place Where Text Content Is Thriving: Video in a Mobile-First World

The Surprising Place Where Text Content Is Thriving: Video in a Mobile-First World | RJI links | Scoop.it
Here's why and how marketers should adapt their video-marketing approaches to a mobile-first world in which text and video are forming a symbiotic relationship. See what you can do to keep up.
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BBC will use machine learning to cater to what audiences want to watch

BBC will use machine learning to cater to what audiences want to watch | RJI links | Scoop.it
Today, BBC’s R&D team announced a five-year initiative to use machine learning to work out what audiences want to watch. To accomplish this, the team is partnering up with data scientist
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Maybe the future of American news publishing is…Europe? (and other bleak ad-related scenarios)

Maybe the future of American news publishing is…Europe? (and other bleak ad-related scenarios) | RJI links | Scoop.it
"How do we produce business models which will support durable, robust journalism? Or do we just give up on the idea that advertising is the right model?"
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A sobering but necessary look at the state of the news business model.

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AdHawk’s tiny sensors could enable much smaller VR headsets and AR glasses

AdHawk’s tiny sensors could enable much smaller VR headsets and AR glasses | RJI links | Scoop.it
A Canadian company called AdHawk Microsystems is announcing that it has created small motion-tracking sensors that could be a boon for augmented reality glasses and virtual reality headsets.
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A small-town Michigan newspaper said goodbye. Then readers stepped in.

A small-town Michigan newspaper said goodbye. Then readers stepped in. | RJI links | Scoop.it
How one town saved its local paper with $5 and $10 checks. Could other communities do the same?
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University of Missouri-born transcription tool for journalists set for App Store launch | RJI

University of Missouri-born transcription tool for journalists set for App Store launch | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Update: Recordly can now be downloaded from the Apple App Store. Transcription can cause headaches and drain time for professionals in the media industry, with short snippets of audio often leading to long sessions spent transcribing.
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Smartphones are weapons of mass manipulation, and this guy is declaring war on them

Tristan Harris thinks big tech is taking advantage of us all. Can its power be used for good?
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Local Media Consortium Not About to Retreat From Its Google and Facebook Ties

Local Media Consortium Not About to Retreat From Its Google and Facebook Ties | RJI links | Scoop.it
Questions are being raised about whether news publishers should keep expanding their relationships with Google and Facebook, and even whether they should pull
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'We're cleaning up the mess': Publishers prepare for a post-autoplay world

'We're cleaning up the mess': Publishers prepare for a post-autoplay world | RJI links | Scoop.it
With autoplay falling out of favor, publishers will have to focus on videos that people actually want to watch.
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Yes, video is hot, and can be monetized. But all that watching is a) entertainment b) sports or c) breaking news ... not the daily grist of journalism. This will continue to be a hard slog for awhile.

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CNN Awarded First FAA Waiver Allowing Drone Flights Over Crowds

CNN Awarded First FAA Waiver Allowing Drone Flights Over Crowds | RJI links | Scoop.it
CNN received a waiver allowing routine drone flights above crowds, a milestone for the industry seeking greater use of the remote-controlled devices for everything from insurance inspections to covering news.
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Scandinavia emerges as gold standard in digital subscriptions

Scandinavia emerges as gold standard in digital subscriptions | RJI links | Scoop.it
In Norway and Sweden, media companies embrace algorithms, subscription triggers, micro-segments, and a newsroom cultural revolution to drive reader revenue.
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Founder of new local news project in Detroit: 'It's on us ... the cavalry is not coming'

Founder of new local news project in Detroit: 'It's on us ... the cavalry is not coming' | RJI links | Scoop.it
When Ashley Woods read about an accelerator program from Jessica Lessin's The Information, Woods applied on a whim.
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Data Science for a Smart News Experience – René Pfitzner 

Data Science for a Smart News Experience – René Pfitzner  | RJI links | Scoop.it
This article is about how data science and Google’s DNI Fund helped NZZ, Switzerland’s newspaper of record, on its quest to become a truly data-driven publisher. One of the most exciting places for…
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"The vast majority of [NZZ} article views come from our landing page. ... There is no 'the reader.' Every reader is different. And ever reader values different aspects of the journalistic service we provide." This piece also parses general relevance and personal relevance .. a good read.

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USA Today Network is testing memberships at local papers 

USA Today Network is testing memberships at local papers  | RJI links | Scoop.it
The memberships are part of a larger effort to grow consumer revenue at Gannett to counter declining print ad revenue.
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What a Dallas TV station is learning with Tegna’s Verify project | RJI

What a Dallas TV station is learning with Tegna’s Verify project | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
In an age of fake news and heightened distrust of the media, Tegna TV stations are taking steps to improve transparency and build trust with viewers through a project called Verify.
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Why the Trusting News Project is Aiming to Better Understand Public Trust in Journalism 

Why the Trusting News Project is Aiming to Better Understand Public Trust in Journalism  | RJI links | Scoop.it
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Help us build tools to better understand engagement data and improve revenue strategies | RJI

Help us build tools to better understand engagement data and improve revenue strategies | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
How do we identify user engagement behaviors and patterns that help us strengthen our products and our businesses? How can we encourage engaged users to deepen their connection with our work?
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Broadcasters Mull OTT Possibilities, Payouts 

Unique content and targeted ads may yield future revenues, but stations are urged to not delay any longer.
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OTT is a way for print and digital newsrooms to get into video, but how is it faring for broadcasters? A mixed bag that Magid is recommending a wait and see approach.

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18 pessimistic opinions on the next 10 years of fake news (and 5 optimistic ones)

18 pessimistic opinions on the next 10 years of fake news (and 5 optimistic ones) | RJI links | Scoop.it
A topic like fake news (more broadly the question of trust and verification on the internet) is a complex one. Sometimes you just have to poll the room and..
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Read the full report here: http://pewrsr.ch/2yB86Ic

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Loyalty and scale aren’t mutually exclusive, but loyalty “means the future”

Loyalty and scale aren’t mutually exclusive, but loyalty “means the future” | RJI links | Scoop.it
Though scale hasn’t fallen to the wayside, publishers are focusing on loyalty, whether it’s through subscriptions, events, or other channels.
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Samsung partners with Google to bring ARCore platform to Galaxy devices

Samsung partners with Google to bring ARCore platform to Galaxy devices | RJI links | Scoop.it
Google and Samsung team up as augmented reality partners to take on Apple
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