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Why digital-native media will (almost) always win

Why digital-native media will (almost) always win | RJI links | Scoop.it
Although the writing has been on the wall for traditional print-based media for some time, few companies have made any dramatic steps to try and adapt because they are too busy running their existing businesses.
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RJI Fellow receives investment from Missouri accelerator fund for chatbot tool | RJI

RJI Fellow receives investment from Missouri accelerator fund for chatbot tool | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
GroundSource, a community engagement platform founded by RJI Fellow Andrew Haeg, recently received a $50,000 investment from the Missouri Innovation Center Accelerator Fund.
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These are the most — and the least — trusted news sources in the U.S.

These are the most — and the least — trusted news sources in the U.S. | RJI links | Scoop.it
Maybe it’s the accent. When it comes to news, in a world where “fake news” is now an ideological battle cry rather than an oxymoron, Americans deem British media outlets more trustworthy than their U.S. counterparts.
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With an eye toward expansion, WhereBy.us invites its community to help build it as a company

With an eye toward expansion, WhereBy.us invites its community to help build it as a company | RJI links | Scoop.it
"As the company succeeds, so would those people. It actually buys in folks to the mission and success of the company rather than a specific project where you get a reward."
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Who trusts — and pays for — the news? Here’s what 8,728 people told us | RJI

Who trusts — and pays for — the news? Here’s what 8,728 people told us | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
As part of the Trusting News project, 28 partner newsrooms asked their audiences to tell them about their views on the credibility of news.
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Four ways the Columbia Missourian is using Facebook Live to engage with community | RJI

When Facebook rolled out its live broadcast feature in December 2015, it opened a new channel for engaging audiences and serving content on the platform.
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Ad-Tech Expert’s Advice to Local News Publishers: Pivot to Digital Subscriptions

Ad-Tech Expert’s Advice to Local News Publishers: Pivot to Digital Subscriptions | RJI links | Scoop.it
Ratko Vidakovic, founder and principal of the Toronto-based ad-consulting firm AdProfs, spoke with Street Fight recently about the often-rambunctious world of
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Lessons on overcoming polarization from Bowling Green and Ohio County, Kentucky

Lessons on overcoming polarization from Bowling Green and Ohio County, Kentucky | RJI links | Scoop.it

Political polarization. The so-called urban-rural divide. A growing sense of distrust for journalists. In the wake of a contentious presidential election, how are these national issues playing out in everyday media use? This pilot study examines what political polarization looks like at the local level, and provides recommendations for how local journalists and community members […]


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New study dives into public radio habits of millennials

New study dives into public radio habits of millennials | RJI links | Scoop.it
“It’s not that they devalue national or international news from NPR or PRI, but the difference-maker for them is local,” said a researcher.
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Inside, the collection of industry newsletters, continues to bet on email, the “largest social network”

Inside, the collection of industry newsletters, continues to bet on email, the “largest social network” | RJI links | Scoop.it
Closing in on a year, the company founded by serial entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis now has around 300,000 subscribers across 30 newsletters, and average open rates just above 40 percent.
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With cash from Jeffrey Katzenberg, The Young Turks looks to grow paid subscribers

With cash from Jeffrey Katzenberg, The Young Turks looks to grow paid subscribers | RJI links | Scoop.it
Left-leaning online news programmer The Young Turks Network wants to foster more direct connections.
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Measuring and Monetizing Local TV’s Broadcast and Social Audiences: Paths to Revenue Growth BIA/Kelsey

Measuring and Monetizing Local TV’s Broadcast and Social Audiences: Paths to Revenue Growth BIA/Kelsey | RJI links | Scoop.it
TV broadcasters’ paths to growth are gated by the ability to develop trusted and accurate measurement systems that clearly establish the size and attributes of the audiences delivered across linear and digital platforms. Based on BIA/Kelsey’s data partnerships with comScore …
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Stations Go Beyond Radio to Build Separate, Thriving Web Biz.

Stations Go Beyond Radio to Build Separate, Thriving Web Biz. | RJI links | Scoop.it
To unlock the potential of digital, some radio broadcasters are looking beyond their airwaves and formats, and building digital destinations that stand apart from their core radio businesses. Such efforts
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"in Clarksville, TN, Saga’s cluster created a digital newspaper, ClarksvilleNow.com, which specializes in local news and information. The website stands as its own business ..."

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Vote now: RJI Fellows’ proposed SXSW sessions target trust in news and media censorship | RJI

Vote now: RJI Fellows’ proposed SXSW sessions target trust in news and media censorship | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Three RJI Fellows are vying to present their ideas on improving journalism to South by Southwest audiences next spring in Austin, Texas. But first they must survive the panel selection process.
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AL.com’s news deputy program: A fledgling success despite obstacles, missteps and hiccups | RJI

AL.com’s news deputy program: A fledgling success despite obstacles, missteps and hiccups | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Connor Sheets’ RJI Fellowship project, dubbed the Deputy Program, has had its share of kinks. But it’s also yielding tips, information and insights that would be nearly impossible for the AL.com newsroom to come up with on its own.
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28 newsrooms asked their audiences if they pay for the news. 70 percent said yes.

28 newsrooms asked their audiences if they pay for the news. 70 percent said yes. | RJI links | Scoop.it
Seventy percent of respondents to a new survey conducted by 28 newsrooms said they financially support one or more news organization, according to a new report from the Reynolds Journalism Institut…
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White paper: Two days dedicated to Dodging the Memory Hole | RJI

White paper: Two days dedicated to Dodging the Memory Hole | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
This white paper summarizes the Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving online news event, with overviews of the panels and presentations, and projects produced by groups at the conference as well as student scholarship recipients.
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With new mobile site, Forbes boosted impressions per session by 10 percent 

Forbes is planning to get rid of interstitials and countdown ads to improve the experience for users.
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NZZ Companion: How we successfully developed a personalised news application

NZZ Companion: How we successfully developed a personalised news application | RJI links | Scoop.it
We were lucky enough to have been among the participants of the Digital News Initiative. After 12 months of work, our project officially ended this July and now we believe it is time to share our…
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Brazil’s Nexo Jornal sticks to its founding principles: Explanatory journalism, subscribers, and no ads

Brazil’s Nexo Jornal sticks to its founding principles: Explanatory journalism, subscribers, and no ads | RJI links | Scoop.it
"We realized that context and explanation, we should take those things to an almost radical level."
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AP Insights | How to drive video adoption in reporting

AP Insights | How to drive video adoption in reporting | RJI links | Scoop.it
Looking for best practices to train your staff on the latest technologies? See these five recommendations from our recent webinar for developin
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Why newsrooms should be thinking differently about social data

Why newsrooms should be thinking differently about social data | RJI links | Scoop.it
We look at three ways that publishers should be rethinking how they use social metrics in their workflows.
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Facebook tests targeting ads to people who visited brands’ brick-and-mortar stores

Facebook tests targeting ads to people who visited brands’ brick-and-mortar stores | RJI links | Scoop.it
By letting brands create Custom Audiences of store visitors, Facebook ramps up its play for retailers’ holiday budgets -- and the pressure on Snapchat.
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Why Brands and Agencies Are Preparing for the Era of 6-Second Ads

They see 2018 as the turning point toward snackable spots.
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