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Facebook says it will push more local news stories into your News Feed

Facebook says it will push more local news stories into your News Feed | RJI links | Scoop.it
It’s the third big change Facebook has announced in the last month. And at least one more is coming.
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"The change means that people who follow a local news publication will see more stories from that publication — and that people who don’t follow a local news outlet will see more from local publications, too, if people in their network are sharing a particular story."

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Earning trust by inviting questions … and answering them | RJI

Earning trust by inviting questions … and answering them | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
As newsrooms have joined the Trusting News work, we’ve asked them to think about how they might introduce the work to their audiences and how those audiences might be invited to weigh in.
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Follow Joy Mayer, a former Missouri School of Journalism faculty member and RJI Fellow, as she continues her work at www.trustingnews.org and https://goo.gl/VFr2xX 

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Here's What Facebook's Local News And Events Section Looks Like, Live In Action

Here's What Facebook's Local News And Events Section Looks Like, Live In Action | RJI links | Scoop.it
Facebook is testing a new local news and events module as it revamps its News Feed following a series of controversies. Here's what the test looks like live inside the platform, for users in Olympia, Washington.
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'We're at the foothills of what we can do': How The Guardian improbably put itself on the path to profits

'We're at the foothills of what we can do': How The Guardian improbably put itself on the path to profits | RJI links | Scoop.it
After two battle-weary years in which The Guardian cut costs and halved losses, the publisher is starting to turn a corner. Today, it has a new reader-revenue driven business model and is on the brink of breaking even. Getting to this point hasn’t been easy. The Guardian has been forced to downsize and rein in …
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Their new reader-revenue business model has eschewed an unrelenting focus on reach, yet has grown from 50,000 paying digital readers to more than 300,000 in two years.

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My Advice for Surviving in 2018: Stop Thinking Like a Media Business.

My Advice for Surviving in 2018: Stop Thinking Like a Media Business. | RJI links | Scoop.it
High-touch customer services, niche focus, and agile adaptation to market forces will be keys to any media company moving forward.
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A publisher’s guide to Facebook’s newsfeed changes 

A publisher’s guide to Facebook’s newsfeed changes  | RJI links | Scoop.it
It’s been impossible to escape these last few days: Facebook newsfeed changes are coming and that’s bad news for business, democracy, and brands. After the announcement, Mark Zuckerberg's personal net worth even decreased by an estimated $3.3 billion. There's been a lot written already, but it has been difficult to make sense of it all. This week we're…
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“So many publishers think they have audiences, when what they really have is traffic. I think we’re about to find out who has an audience.” – Casey Newton, Silicon Valley editor at The Verge

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Financial Times Conversation: the FT at BBC newsHack

Financial Times Conversation: the FT at BBC newsHack | RJI links | Scoop.it

Voice interfaces offer a reflection time while the comment is being read back for approval; the vocal component makes it easier for commenters to see there are humans at the other end, and could foster a rich conversation.

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"Comments are often free-flowing and we wondered whether it was possible to increase the quality of those comments if they were recorded through a VUI, with sentiment analysis and a "swear jar" built in."

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How virtual reality could change the journalism industry

How virtual reality could change the journalism industry | RJI links | Scoop.it
Bringing audiences closer to the reality of a story has always been the preoccupation of journalists, and VR, it seems, offers an ideal multimedia experience.
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Medicustech's comment, February 5, 12:30 AM
Here the brief details about how Virtual & Augmented Reality using in healthcare industry.

https://medicustech.blogspot.in/2018/01/mixed-reality-in-healthcare-and-its-new.html
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What if digital subscriptions aren’t the answer?

What if digital subscriptions aren’t the answer? | RJI links | Scoop.it
News media companies worldwide are gorging on digital subscriptions information and strategies. Here are five other options to the industry’s digital revenue problem.
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What does the News Feed change really mean for content?

What does the News Feed change really mean for content? | RJI links | Scoop.it
Facebook's latest News Feed changes have sent publishers into a frenzy. We uncover the data-driven strategies needed to create successful content.
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Facebook to worried publishers/marketers: Get users to mark you as 'see first' 

Facebook to worried publishers/marketers: Get users to mark you as 'see first'  | RJI links | Scoop.it
Facebook took organic reach away from brands with one hand and now promises to return it to them with another.
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Google's emphasis on mobile page speed will hit CNN, WSJ and other top sites 

Google's emphasis on mobile page speed will hit CNN, WSJ and other top sites  | RJI links | Scoop.it
With Google about to start ranking mobile sites by speed, we looked at which top publishers are ready and which could use improvement.
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Learn more about the web's need for speed - and what you can do about it -- from RJI Fellow Barrett Golding https://goo.gl/mEk8iT 

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‘Science Friday’ tackles misinformation with socially shareable resources | RJI

Public radio show “Science Friday” launches campaign on its social media channels to combat misinformation.
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Low-tech resource helps reporters focus on the story at hand | RJI

Low-tech resource helps reporters focus on the story at hand | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
To all of you DIY reporters out there — and really, aren’t we all? — here’s a project that takes just 60 seconds to assemble and a lifetime to perfect.
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Missouri School of Journalism faculty member Tom Warhover shares tips and insights in occasional posts at www.rjionline.org Follow him here https://goo.gl/3qvt13 

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With Left Field, NBC News is experimenting with VR, mixed reality, and other new story forms

With Left Field, NBC News is experimenting with VR, mixed reality, and other new story forms | RJI links | Scoop.it
"We know a great deal about how to make linear television and we’ve been doing it a very long time, but there is a generation of people who currently don't have cable subscriptions, and who won’t have cable subscriptions, that are beginning to form different habits around how they consume …
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Google Is Testing a New App That Would Let Anyone Publish a Local News Story

Google Is Testing a New App That Would Let Anyone Publish a Local News Story | RJI links | Scoop.it
For now, you have to live in Nashville or Oakland to try it.
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Nerding Out on Newsletters

Nerding Out on Newsletters #ONANYC
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Great examples with terrific insights. How-to's coupled with what worked, what didn't. 

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City Magazines Fill the Newspaper Gap 

City Magazines Fill the Newspaper Gap  | RJI links | Scoop.it
An appetite for hyper-local journalism hasn’t diminished, despite digital media’s disruptive impact.
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This Is The World’s First Graphical AI Interface

This Is The World’s First Graphical AI Interface | RJI links | Scoop.it
Designed by Argodesign and CognitiveScale, Cortex offers a glimpse at the future of accessible AI design tools.
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For all the AI enthusiasts out there, here's one to geek out on ... an emerging interface for those of us NOT buried in code :-)

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'Stories affect us when we're out in the field' – Al Jazeera English interviewed its own reporters for an experimental podcast series

'Stories affect us when we're out in the field' – Al Jazeera English interviewed its own reporters for an experimental podcast series | RJI links | Scoop.it
The Debrief lets audiences listen in to the conversations between its reporters, analysts, filmmakers and photojournalists around the world
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It's not easy creating readable stories on how journalism sausage is made. But The New York Times has been doing so on Page 2 for some time. And now Al Jazeera English has created a podcast in a similar mindset. Former Missouri School of Journalism faculty member and RJI Fellow Joy Mayer reported earlier this week on two other examples: https://goo.gl/VHPEbu

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What 'Engagement Reporting' Is and Why It Matters - MediaShift

What 'Engagement Reporting' Is and Why It Matters - MediaShift | RJI links | Scoop.it
What if readers, not just sources, were an active part of the news reporting process? A new group of journalists is exploring that possibility in an effort to deepen their reporting and build community relationships.
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How big is the disconnect in local media?

"When it comes to expectations, goals, execution, levels of investment and more, a major disconnect exists between CEOs, VPs of Digital and the local leaders out in the field. This disconnect is so great that it threatens the industry’s ability to truly transform and evolve. "

Brian Steffens's insight:

"CEOs are frustrated that no pathway to the future on the digital side has been identified. They have invested in new businesses that have not met their expectations." Have you identified a pathway? If so, share it with us.

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Tegna Expands OTT Ad Network With Tubi TV

Tegna Expands OTT Ad Network With Tubi TV | RJI links | Scoop.it
Tegna will use the free streaming network to distribute its local content across its platform, offering viewers localized news and other digital content from Tegna stations. It will also feature Tubi TV’s advertising technology platform, which combines data targeting with an analytics platform to provide user-targeted, differentiated ads.
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AI rips objects from video and reimagines them in 3D AR

AI rips objects from video and reimagines them in 3D AR | RJI links | Scoop.it
A pair of developers are creating an AI capable of reading a 2D image and then reimagining it as a 3D object in AR. And yes, it works with movies.
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"t’s being designed as an end-to-end web solution, which means anyone using almost any smartphone, laptop, or tablet, will be able to input images or video for automated conversion."

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Real ideas and tangible strategies for media companies trying to figure out what to do after Facebook's News Feed change 

Real ideas and tangible strategies for media companies trying to figure out what to do after Facebook's News Feed change  | RJI links | Scoop.it
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