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Understanding – and Combating – Fake News

Understanding – and Combating – Fake News | RJI links | Scoop.it
In the space of a year, “fake news” went from an emerging trend to a daily political weapon. Can it be curtailed?
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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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Hands-On With New Chinese VR Camera That Shoots At 7k Resolution

Hands-On With New Chinese VR Camera That Shoots At 7k Resolution | RJI links | Scoop.it
Testing a very early prototype of China's newest 360-degree camera
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$99 for a 7k VR camera??? Looks as if we'll find out in September.

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Rebekah Monson of WhereBy.Us: We Need to ‘Get Way Smarter’ About Metrics | RJI

Rebekah Monson of WhereBy.Us: We Need to ‘Get Way Smarter’ About Metrics | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
With her fellowship, she aims to develop a data toolkit that gives small, independent publishers the ability to gather information from multiple audience engagement initiatives and analyze the data for continued relationships.
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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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INMA NYC in retrospect: omnipresent friends, “new normal,” AI surprise

The INMA World Congress of News Media drew Facebook and Google onto the big stage, a strategy consensus, and a robust discussion on where AI fits with media.
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Skype’s Snapchat-inspired makeover puts the camera a swipe away, adds stories

Skype’s Snapchat-inspired makeover puts the camera a swipe away, adds stories | RJI links | Scoop.it
Microsoft today is launching a completely revamped version of its Skype application, with a new set of features that draw obvious inspiration from messaging..
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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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How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News

How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News | RJI links | Scoop.it
A unique study of Americans’ online news habits over the course of a week provides a detailed window into how Americans learn about current events in the d
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In case you missed it, there are important insights here that may inform your decisions going forward.

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Voice of San Diego is expanding its News Revenue Hub to support more newsrooms in developing memberships

The News Revenue Hub, which launched in November as a pilot under the Voice of San Diego umbrella, is becoming a standalone organisation
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What People Really Want From News Organizations

Pundits complain that people are satisfied with the echo chambers they’re in, but that’s not quite right.
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