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Why do users delete apps? 

Why do users delete apps?  | RJI links | Scoop.it
Chart of the day: customers delete smartphone applications mostly because the app is not useful A study of over 2,000 app users found that users delete the. Marketing topic(s):App marketing. Advice by Robert Jones.
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Several years ago at SXSW, I heard a repetitive mantra from young -- and not so young -- entrepreneurs: "I wake up every morning with a relentless focus on the user experience." That is still great advice ... and most of the negatives on this chart can be linked to a less than stellar user experience.

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Al Jazeera’s Yaser Bishr: Publishers are platform 'sweatshops' 

Al Jazeera’s Yaser Bishr: Publishers are platform 'sweatshops'  | RJI links | Scoop.it
"We’re not into the scale issue. This is a game I’m not sure we will win, and we’re not into that. What we’re looking for is how long can I keep my audience. If [someone] comes to visit Al Jazeera, how long can I keep him on Al [Jazeera’s] platform? So the loyalty, to me, is more important than the number of views."
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How to Tell the Story of Metrics Inside Your News Organization

How to Tell the Story of Metrics Inside Your News Organization | RJI links | Scoop.it
Ryan Sholin presented at Poynter's Measuring Journalism event this month and shared the talk on his blog. He has kindly allowed us to republish it here. Slides are also available. I love it when the numbers jump off the screen.
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Seven Trends in Data Visualization

Seven Trends in Data Visualization | RJI links | Scoop.it
Data visualization is constantly changing as new technologies emerge and new techniques are discovered. Data visualization rock stars Lena Groeger and Jane Pong look at some of the current trends.
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Using Digital Games to Make Engaging Journalism at Miami Newsjam 

Using Digital Games to Make Engaging Journalism at Miami Newsjam  | RJI links | Scoop.it
The history of games in digital journalism goes back many years, but what can games offer journalism in today's era of greater focus on collaboration and engagement? From October 20-22, I co-facilitated a Newsjam at the University of Miami that invited participants to create news games that woul
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What does data journalism look like today? A 10-step guide

What does data journalism look like today? A 10-step guide | RJI links | Scoop.it
The world moves fast and so does the news. So when you mix journalism with maybe the fastest moving space — technology — things change even faster. Data journalism has come a long way since I wrote…
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The Washington Post Is A Software Company Now

The Washington Post Is A Software Company Now | RJI links | Scoop.it
The newspaper created a platform to tackle its own challenges. Then, with Amazon-like spirit, it realized there was a business in helping other publishers do the same.
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Moving Beyond the Gimmicks with Chatbots

Moving Beyond the Gimmicks with Chatbots | RJI links | Scoop.it
Caroline Klatt, CEO of chatbot software platform Headliner Labs, spoke with eMarketer about how artificial intelligence in messaging environments can help marketers.
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While this was written from a marketing perspective, it's extremely interesting to see/hear/read how listening to your audience's conversations via AI might lead you to relevant storylines, audience interests, and even conversion possibilities for subscribers/members. 

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How Patch’s CEO Makes Hyperlocal Profitable

The rise of digital advertising has been tough on local news. Not only have legacy operations, like local newspapers, struggled to survive in the era of Craigslist, Google and Facebook, digital ones haven’t found it easy to gain a perch. Most recently, the owner of Gothamist and DNAinfo shut down the sites in early November... Continue reading »
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New app provides reporters with real-time speech-to-text transcriptions at low cost | RJI

New app provides reporters with real-time speech-to-text transcriptions at low cost | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Who hasn’t wasted hours of precious time transcribing interviews? A new app, produced by a team from the University of Missouri, wants to make this onerous task a thing of the past.
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Spirited Media Fights Collapse of Local News

Spirited Media Fights Collapse of Local News | RJI links | Scoop.it
On the heels of the shuttering of DNAinfo and Gothamist, Spirited Media is working to build a profitable business model for local journalism. It’s latest move is to roll out a membership program as advertising sales struggle.
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Cheddar is launching general news offshoot, expects $11 million in revenue this year 

Cheddar is launching general news offshoot, expects $11 million in revenue this year  | RJI links | Scoop.it
Cheddar CEO Jon Steinberg wants to tackle CNN's Headline News and says the company is now on track to make $11 million in revenue this year.
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Yotpo: User-Generated Content Marketing Platform

Yotpo: User-Generated Content Marketing Platform | RJI links | Scoop.it

Yotpo is the smartest solution to easily generate reviews, ratings, questions & answers and more user-generated content for your ... website

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This was created for consumer brands, but I see ways this could be used for news organizations … there are others out there working in this space for news.This one just grabbed $51 million from a group of investors.

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Ten Tips For Developing a Data State of Mind

Ten Tips For Developing a Data State of Mind | RJI links | Scoop.it
The New York Times' Ron Nixon and Brant Houston, the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois, talked about how to get into the data state of mind at #GIJC17. South African data journalist Laura Grant gathered their top ten tips.
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“Make relationships, not things.”

“Make relationships, not things.” | RJI links | Scoop.it
Brands think of content as another product to create, but content isn’t a thing. Content is a relationship. This statement has the whiff of woo woo, but allow me a moment to convince you of its…
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Yes, we all likely create a product or service, but I think most of us forget that relationships are what are -- or need to be -- about. I can send out content-laden emails, but they won't work long run if I don't actually touch base with as many recipients as I can each year ... preferably in person at industry events, but at least by phone (NOT email) a few times a year. Even though I know this, it's hard ... I need to make more time, not less, for those conversations and phone calls. One of my first resolutions for the New Year �� ... again ��

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New research: Small-market newspapers in the digital age

New research: Small-market newspapers in the digital age | RJI links | Scoop.it

Executive Summary Too often we tend to hear one single narrative about the state of newspapers in the United States. The newspaper industry is not one sector. While there are considerable variances between the myriad of outlets—whether national titles, major metros, dailies in large towns, alt weeklies, publications in rural communities, ethnic press, and so […]


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How MTV, The Telegraph and Evening Standard are using Amazon Echo Show 

How MTV, The Telegraph and Evening Standard are using Amazon Echo Show  | RJI links | Scoop.it
"We want to be on every device the audience is."
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News Publishers Unveil 'Trust Indicators,' Walled Gardens Agree To Incorporate

News Publishers Unveil 'Trust Indicators,' Walled Gardens Agree To Incorporate | RJI links | Scoop.it
News Publishers Unveil 'Trust Indicators,' Walled Gardens Agree To Incorporate - 11/16/2017
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News Publishers Unveil 'Trust Indicators,' Walled Gardens Agree To Incorporate

News Publishers Unveil 'Trust Indicators,' Walled Gardens Agree To Incorporate | RJI links | Scoop.it
News Publishers Unveil 'Trust Indicators,' Walled Gardens Agree To Incorporate - 11/16/2017
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This project aims to “de-flatten” digital publishing by matching the best content with premium ads

This project aims to “de-flatten” digital publishing by matching the best content with premium ads | RJI links | Scoop.it
"The digital publishing system has the big inconvenience of flattening everything."
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Press Association is using artificial intelligence to help local news organisations produce more data-driven stories

Press Association is using artificial intelligence to help local news organisations produce more data-driven stories | RJI links | Scoop.it
The service will enable local news outlets to publish more stories on issues that affect their readers directly, on subjects such as local crime, education and health
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Learning to Work on Your Startup Even While Executing on the Day-to-Day

Learning to Work on Your Startup Even While Executing on the Day-to-Day | RJI links | Scoop.it
"Some of the best companies you couldn’t define their market size on day one," says Foundry Group's Brad Feld. "Nobody has any idea what their market sizes are.
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How Jeff Bezos built a tech business within the Washington Post

How Jeff Bezos built a tech business within the Washington Post | RJI links | Scoop.it
In 2016 the Washington Post entered a new era of growth and profitability, an impressive feat against a backdrop of falling print revenues, rising competition and the challenges associated with operating in a digital ecosystem.
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"It started out as a simple solution to there being no “great” products for publishers on the market. There are a bunch of solutions that are the least common denominator solutions that are good for everybody but great for nobody."

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