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Local Deseret Makes National Digital Play | NetNewsCheck.com

Local Deseret Makes National Digital Play | NetNewsCheck.com | RJI links | Scoop.it
In part one of a two-part exclusive interview with NetNewsCheck, Clark Gilbert, president and CEO of Deseret News Publishing Co.
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Quick survey: What do you want to know about digital journalism, and how do you want to learn it? | RJI

Quick survey: What do you want to know about digital journalism, and how do you want to learn it? | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
If you want to get better at social media, data journalism, mobile video or other digital skills, I hope you’ll take three to five minutes to answer my survey by June 27.
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What is the role of a journalist in a post-objectivity world? | RJI

What is the role of a journalist in a post-objectivity world? | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Objectivity is an ethos built on the “shall nots” rather than the things that journalists might stand for. Objectivity says, in essence, that journalists are not human.
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Please don’t go: New digital ad platform keeps visitors on your news site after they click an ad | RJI

Please don’t go: New digital ad platform keeps visitors on your news site after they click an ad | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
AdKiosks is a new digital ad platform that will allow a consumer – while visiting a website -- to browse an in-ad catalog and purchase an item from inside the ad without leaving the webpage.
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Using social media appears to diversify your news diet, not narrow it

Using social media appears to diversify your news diet, not narrow it | RJI links | Scoop.it
"The central fear, as Eli Pariser has put it, is that 'news-filtering algorithms narrow what we know.' This, at least, is the theory."
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Vox’s healthcare newsletter (with ads sold out) is filling a role beyond “articles on the Internet”

Vox’s healthcare newsletter (with ads sold out) is filling a role beyond “articles on the Internet” | RJI links | Scoop.it
"I'm keeping in mind that there are actually people reading these stories who are relying on us for information."
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Ready to start your own newsletter, or thinking about tweaking your existing one(s)? Check out the Crosscut/RJI Opt In tool to optimize your efforts. https://goo.gl/edy5gV

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Al Jazeera Debuts First VR Documentary 'I Am Rohingya'

Al Jazeera Debuts First VR Documentary 'I Am Rohingya' | RJI links | Scoop.it
Share Tweet Contrast VR, Al Jazeera Media Network’s immersive studio, has completed its first VR documentary, I Am Rohingya. Thousands of refugees call the crowded slums of the Kutupalong refugee camp—located in Cox Bazaaar, Bangladesh—home. Unable to return to their native countries, the refugees face unimaginable circumstances while living in a state of limbo in …
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How We Animated Trillions of Tons of Flowing Ice

We tend to think of the continent as static and unchanging, but most of its ice is in constant motion, crawling downhill towards the sea.

 

 
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Check out this "stereographic 360 video that they crafted into four beautiful VR films."

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Experimenting with WebVR, Fader and interactive 360 videos in a newsroom

Experimenting with WebVR, Fader and interactive 360 videos in a newsroom | RJI links | Scoop.it
Most of the time putting a VR in front of VR journalism is quite a stretch. Understandably so. Who has the time and resources to make truly interactive journalistic experiences? Enter the browser…
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When they trust media less, they’re willing to pay more

A new study of internet users in Spain shows that those who trust “the media” less are more willing to pay for news online.

The explanation for this counterintuitive behavior is that those…
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Researchers train drones to use Wi-Fi to look through walls

Researchers train drones to use Wi-Fi to look through walls | RJI links | Scoop.it
A new system by University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Yasamin Mostofi and Chitra R. Karanam uses two drones, a massive Wi-Fi antenna, and a..
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Apple Accelerates AI For Marketers

I Informed You Thusly: Apple Accelerates AI For Marketers - 06/08/2017
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While written for marketers, Apple's move has terrific potential for all media, including news. Consider: "Apple introduced Core ML, the toolkit for developers to use to build machine learning AI capabilities into apps, and ARKit, the toolkit for developers to build augmented reality into apps."  Read this item for more on these two toolkits and let your imagination go :-)

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17 Ways to Get More Views, Engagement and Shares on Your Facebook Videos

With Facebook constantly evolving and introducing new features, your video marketing strategy has to evolve too.
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Still scratching your head over Facebook videos? You might start with these suggestions.

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What a team at the Honolulu Civil Beat is learning while experimenting with Facebook Live | RJI

What a team at the Honolulu Civil Beat is learning while experimenting with Facebook Live | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
The Honolulu Civil Beat’s weekly Facebook Live broadcast is an ongoing experiment for the two-person team behind it as they try out new technology, locations and formats.
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Newsletter optimizer Opt In allows newsrooms to improve newsletters or create one from scratch | RJI

After more than a year of research, Crosscut Public Media, in partnership with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, is thrilled to announce the release of our much-anticipated digital tool: Opt In, the newsletter optimizer.
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News apps are making a comeback. More young Americans are paying for news. 2017 is weird.

News apps are making a comeback. More young Americans are paying for news. 2017 is weird. | RJI links | Scoop.it
The Reuters Institute's annual report on digital news contains some surprises.
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Get the new Mobile Web Intelligence Report for Q1 2017

Get the newly released report by DeviceAtlas focusing on the state of the mobile web in Q1 2017. Learn about the latest trends in mobile.
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"... the largest news websites load time is around 10.5 seconds on average. At the same time, users expect websites to load on mobile in 3 seconds." Check out RJI Fellow Barrett Golding's 3- part series "Need for Speed"

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Samsung Reportedly Working On Standalone Gear VR Headset With 2,000 ppi Pixel Density

Samsung Reportedly Working On Standalone Gear VR Headset With 2,000 ppi Pixel Density | RJI links | Scoop.it
Samsung is said to be developing a new ultra-high-definition OLED panel for its standalone gear VR headset.
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How The Times of London grew its registered users to 1.2 million

How The Times of London grew its registered users to 1.2 million | RJI links | Scoop.it
It took six months of tests to refine how to turn a flyby social media reader into one willing to register for access to two free articles.
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Apple’s new stats could revolutionize the way we find podcasts

Apple’s new stats could revolutionize the way we find podcasts | RJI links | Scoop.it
The news moves so quickly these days that a podcast published on Thursday might not be relevant on Monday. But it’s hard to tell which news or political podcasts have the latest information just by…
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Inside McClatchy’s plan to reinvent its newsrooms

Inside McClatchy’s plan to reinvent its newsrooms | RJI links | Scoop.it
If you are a reporter at one of McClatchy’s 31 papers, you will have this meeting sometime in the next year, or you may have already: You will be asked to join one of your editors and a membe…
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Is The Era Of The Big Idea Dead?

Is The Era Of The Big Idea Dead? | RJI links | Scoop.it
Is The Era Of The Big Idea Dead? - 06/20/2017
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"The mindset to "fail fast" is valuable, but not seen much in real life as companies are too risk-adverse,..."

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The Death Of Sears, The Edge Of Chaos

The Death Of Sears, The Edge Of Chaos - 06/13/2017
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I'm wondering if we should look at the news industry through this Edge of Chaos lens. Guess I'll have to buy the book and read it to find out.

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