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TechCrunch | Apple Of Our Eye: Gartner Predicts 665 Million Tablets In Use By 2016, Over 45% Of Them iPad Devices

TechCrunch | Apple Of Our Eye: Gartner Predicts 665 Million Tablets In Use By 2016, Over 45% Of Them iPad Devices | RJI links | Scoop.it
The age of the tablet is definitely upon us: figures out today from Gartner forecast that by the end of 2016 there will 665 million media tablets in use worldwide -- a counterpoint to the sluggish sales we have seen in PCs in the last couple of...
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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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RJI Fellowship delivers digital services to publishers for local businesses | RJI

RJI Fellowship delivers digital services to publishers for local businesses | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
To help community newspapers compete against digital ad agencies for their clients’ advertising needs, Missouri Press Service stepped in to provide extra resources and manpower.
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Newsrooms join Trusting News work | RJI

Newsrooms join Trusting News work | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
More than 30 newsrooms are making an investment in discovering how best to demonstrate credibility and earn trust by coming on board the Trusting News project.
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How Vox uses Facebook Groups to build community

Vox has built two distinct groups on the platform as a way to reach and engage with some of its most loyal readers.
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"Facebook Groups are one of many mechanisms publishers should be thinking about using to build those relationships that can evolve into greater brand affinity and potentially subscriptions or memberships."

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How newsrooms will be adopting artificial intelligence in 2018

How newsrooms will be adopting artificial intelligence in 2018 | RJI links | Scoop.it
A look at the state of AI in newsrooms from the 2018 'Journalism, media, and technology trends and predictions' report published by the Reuters Institute
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How we used gamification to conduct audience research.

At the end of 2017, Al Jazeera a published a news quiz to mark the end of a momentous year. However, rather than just create a standard quiz, we wanted to try something new. How could we leverage…
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Feli Sanchez in her NiemanLab article about the main predictions for journalism in 2018 says:

“Creating valuable products first requires news organizations to understand the people for whom they are designing. We need to commit to learning what their goals and motivations are, and what they are trying to accomplish when they sign up for a newsletter, download our app, or visit our site.”

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Secrets to Searching for Video Footage

Secrets to Searching for Video Footage | RJI links | Scoop.it
Verifying videos is important, but first you have to find them. This Bellingcat guide will provide advice and some tips on how to gather as much video as possible on a particular event, whether it is videos from witnesses of a natural disaster or a terrorist attack.
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"... how [to] search and analyze video clips drawn from a dozen different online platforms."  

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How the Texas Tribune is enlisting the newsroom to grow membership revenue

How the Texas Tribune is enlisting the newsroom to grow membership revenue | RJI links | Scoop.it
The publisher hopes to grow membership to about one-third of revenue by getting more small-dollar donors and getting more to donate on a recurring basis.
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Texas Tribune has been focused on growing membership model since at least the growth hacking efforts of 2014-2015 RJI Fellowship led by Tim Griggs. You can check out the work and experiments that have led to TT's continued membership efforts https://goo.gl/pWC03B 

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When membership might not be your publication’s best path forward

When membership might not be your publication’s best path forward | RJI links | Scoop.it
“There are no get-sustainable-quick schemes,” News Revenue Hub’s CTO
Tristan Loper said recently. And no news subsidy system is perfect. Here we
share some membership limitations and cautionary tales.
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The Membership Puzzle does a great job of parsing the opportunities and potential pitfalls of a membership business model. Membership is but one of several revenue models out there ... it will work in some places, but not in all. 

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How Many People Did That Story Reach? It Depends Who’s Counting.

How Many People Did That Story Reach? It Depends Who’s Counting. | RJI links | Scoop.it
As digital publishers bet big on video in search of advertising riches, many believe that a traditional method of media measurement isn’t keeping up.
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As TV viewership changes, TV newsrooms must too

As TV viewership changes, TV newsrooms must too | RJI links | Scoop.it
Visibility, advocacy, training, resources, networking and awards for electronic journalists.
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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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Immersive Storytelling: Tools and tips | RJI

Immersive Storytelling: Tools and tips | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
This is the roundup from our deep dive into immersive storytelling, including tools, tips and lessons learned.
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New ‘Innovation in Focus’ series will show journalists how to tell stories using emerging tech | RJI

New ‘Innovation in Focus’ series will show journalists how to tell stories using emerging tech | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Single-topic series replaces RJI Futures Lab video update.
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Developing data capacity and integrating AI: what to focus on in 2018

Developing data capacity and integrating AI: what to focus on in 2018 | RJI links | Scoop.it
The annual report from Reuters “Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2018” is out and it's full of interesting insights into how digital leaders in the publishing industry are focusing their efforts in 2018. The common theme that emerges is the growing importance of data and AI in the news industry. We also see…
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Why Quartz is churning out short-run newsletters for big events

Why Quartz is churning out short-run newsletters for big events | RJI links | Scoop.it
After more than doubling the size of its newsletter subscriber base, the business news publisher is putting more resources toward pop-up newsletters.
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"Overall, these event emails, with a mix of news and color from on-site social functions, had an average open rate of 50 percent last year, according to a Quartz spokesperson. Last year’s Davos newsletter had an open rate of 63 percent."

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With its new newsletter director, The New Yorker wants to experiment with standalone and international-focused products

With its new newsletter director, The New Yorker wants to experiment with standalone and international-focused products | RJI links | Scoop.it
"Email is kind of like a living room. It’s a very personal space. You let in your friends, the coworkers you like, and a couple of brands you really trust — like this one."
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'We're pivoting to words': Slate says podcasts are now 25 percent of revenue 

'We're pivoting to words': Slate says podcasts are now 25 percent of revenue  | RJI links | Scoop.it
The online politics and culture magazine is betting big on text and audio this year, with plans to double its podcasting staff.
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Smallest of Small Businesses Rely on Low Cost Digital and Social Advertising BIA/Kelsey

Smallest of Small Businesses Rely on Low Cost Digital and Social Advertising BIA/Kelsey | RJI links | Scoop.it
If you are a provider looking to sell to this group you need to show them that you can perform the service cost effectively and do it better than they can do it themselves.
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"If you are a provider looking to sell to this group you need to show them that you can perform the service cost effectively and do it better than they can do it themselves."

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'We'd be insane not to keep our foot on the gas': Axios CEO Jim VandeHei says its high-priced subs will come by year's end 

'We'd be insane not to keep our foot on the gas': Axios CEO Jim VandeHei says its high-priced subs will come by year's end  | RJI links | Scoop.it
VandeHei talks subscription plans, video ambitions and how it limits its reliance on Facebook.
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“We stepped in and started doing it”: How one woman built an award-winning news outlet from her dining room table

“We stepped in and started doing it”: How one woman built an award-winning news outlet from her dining room table | RJI links | Scoop.it
"This is all going on in my apartment. My kids were small and running around, there were always interns here. And then that spring, we were nominated for a really big award."
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What you should do today to combat Facebook's News Feed change

What you should do today to combat Facebook's News Feed change | RJI links | Scoop.it
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Wondering how to deal with Facebook's changes to its NewsFeed? Newsletters and Facebook groups are two strong candidates for consideration. LMA here has collected several recent articles on things you can do or try.

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