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Take a Lesson from Print Media: Clean Up Web Layouts | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age

Take a Lesson from Print Media: Clean Up Web Layouts | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age | RJI links | Scoop.it
Web pages are far too complex, with too many points of interaction, forcing readers to make various decisions instead of focusing on the content or the ads.
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What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

If you need to create a website for your business, event, or portfolio, you are probably hearing the word CMS pop up during your research. That’s because a CMS, or content management system, can be an important part of creating your website. In this article, we go over what a CMS is, the pros and…
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This Danish startup evolved into a “newsletter company” because that was what its readers wanted

This Danish startup evolved into a “newsletter company” because that was what its readers wanted | RJI links | Scoop.it
"The website and the apps are based on the rhythm and structure of the newsletter now."
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Identify, Create, Promote, Retain, Repeat: How to Drive More Traffic to Your Posts

Identify, Create, Promote, Retain, Repeat: How to Drive More Traffic to Your Posts | RJI links | Scoop.it
I went to Social Media Marketing World a month ago, meant to write a blog post about it, and got caught up in other projects instead. But this has been a
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The data shows it: Article pageviews and their value don’t correlate 

The data shows it: Article pageviews and their value don’t correlate  | 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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How the Listening Post Collective is Helping Journalists Engage With Communities 

How the Listening Post Collective is Helping Journalists Engage With Communities  | RJI links | Scoop.it
Digital metrics alone don’t give a clear enough indication of how well a news organization engages with its local community, according to the team at Internews, a Washington, D.C.-based media development NGO that works to foster independent media around the world.
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Producing a tool that will automatically verify UGC

Producing a tool that will automatically verify UGC | RJI links | Scoop.it
Our director of international development and partnerships explains how we're using a grant from Google to produce a cloud-based newsroom tool tha
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Open the Room Project helps journalists, citizens and towns broadcast on Facebook Live | RJI

Open the Room Project helps journalists, citizens and towns broadcast on Facebook Live | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
This week we launch the Open the Room Project, which provides community journalists, citizen activists and town administrators with step-by-step directions to build a scalable, affordable system for streaming public meetings, events and sporting contests.
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Engagement and the evolution of audience to advocates

Engagement and the evolution of audience to advocates | 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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"... the strong belief that a high volume of content attracts a high number of page views is being replaced by the stark realization that quality trumps everything – even traffic."

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Insticator raises $5.2M to help publishers make their stories more interactive

Insticator is announcing that it has raised $5.2 million in Series A funding. The startup allows online publishers to add quizzes, polls and other interactive..
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This looks like a play to grab some of the market that Google Surveys now has ....

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Henry Blodget: We’re “deeply underestimating how big digital media can be” in the next decade

Henry Blodget: We’re “deeply underestimating how big digital media can be” in the next decade | RJI links | Scoop.it
"We are working in a medium, along with all of the other digital folks, in which you can tell stories in four different ways: words, pictures, video, audio. All of those will continue to grow for the next several decades. It's not either/or."
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Two years in, the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism is helping other community outlets develop membership programmes

Two years in, the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism is helping other community outlets develop membership programmes | RJI links | Scoop.it
The non-profit organisation also collaborates with community outlets to produce a TV show and radio programme
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'Vice' Lays Off 2% Of Staff To Focus On Video

'Vice' Lays Off 2% Of Staff To Focus On Video - 07/25/2017
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"Vice will focus less on sports and online editorial and more on both nonscripted content and its new Vice Studios, which produces scripted entertainment ..."

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How French regional media group Nice-Matin built a new digital offer from scratch

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“You need to include the people, involve them in the processes of your organisation to ensure that they feel like they’re part of it. They need to trust you.”

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What Makes A Good Article Recommendation?

What Makes A Good Article Recommendation? | RJI links | Scoop.it
Are you already thinking about what you’ll be reading next? On your typical news or content website, articles are queued up so that readers always have opportunities for a next click. These are called “content recommendations,” and they range widely in what they recommend and how they recommend it. Though they’re practically ubiquitous, their presence is sometimes even surprising to […]
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AI Age Career Advice: Behavioral Science!

AI Age Career Advice: Behavioral Science! - 07/13/2017
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" it’s never the data, it’s the questions you want data to answer."

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Esther Dyson Talks About AI, Real-World Issues

Esther Dyson Talks About AI, Real-World Issues | RJI links | Scoop.it
I think that errors are actually the foundation of creativity,”
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"I think that errors are actually the foundation of creativity,”

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NBC News launches ‘Stay Tuned,’ a twice-daily Snapchat news broadcast

NBC News launches ‘Stay Tuned,’ a twice-daily Snapchat news broadcast | RJI links | Scoop.it
NBC News is bringing news broadcasts to Snapchat, the company announced today, with the launch of a twice-daily headline news show it's calling "Stay Tuned."..
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What a daily newspaper and its parent company are learning as staff experiment with Amazon Alexa | RJI

What a daily newspaper and its parent company are learning as staff experiment with Amazon Alexa | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Although news stories can be fed automatically from a CMS to Alexa-equipped devices like the Amazon Echo, Christopher Biondi believes tailoring the content to the new platform is the best way to provide a good listening experience.
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RJI Fellow expands work on mobile news app for smaller news organizations | RJI

RJI Fellow expands work on mobile news app for smaller news organizations | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Push notifications from The New York Times, the Guardian and The Washington Post alert us every day to scandal, horror, scientific achievement and grief. However, this capability lies mainly in the realm of large newspapers.
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Ex-Patcher Uses ‘Local Language’ to Succeed in Crowded Suburban Market

Ex-Patcher Uses ‘Local Language’ to Succeed in Crowded Suburban Market | RJI links | Scoop.it
Mike Dinan founded NewCanaanite.com in suburban Connecticut in 2014 after his job as regional editor at Patch disappeared. In this interview, Dinan tells how,
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Collaboration across newsrooms can be a royal pain — but this tool wants to make it easier

Collaboration across newsrooms can be a royal pain — but this tool wants to make it easier | RJI links | Scoop.it
"Most places are using email, maybe there’s a calendar they share, they’re trying to make Trello boards, they’re trying to get everybody into Slack…the pain caused by tools is not insignificant."
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