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As Platforms Ascend, Some Blunt Words for Legacy Media

As Platforms Ascend, Some Blunt Words for Legacy Media | RJI links | Scoop.it
"You're going to have to change the way you do business," CBS's Ezra Kucharz told media executives earlier this week in a keynote at Borrell Associates' Local
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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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This blog is worth exploring to get better insight into rural journalism

This blog is worth exploring to get better insight into rural journalism | RJI links | Scoop.it
In February 1942, The Atlantic published an essay by Arthur Morgan, a civil engineer and educator who had previously served as the first chairman o
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Al Cross is perhaps the leading (only?) observer and proponent of rural journalism. Far more than half of America's land mass is more rural than urban; and about half of the US population still resides there. Media organizations that parachute into flyover country would do well to follow Al's posts.

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Dallas Morning News reinvents the art (and science) of local digital marketing

Dallas Morning News reinvents the art (and science) of local digital marketing | RJI links | Scoop.it
Belo + Co., the new marketing services umbrella of paper owner A.H. Belo, reinforces its leading local model in transforming local 'advertising.'...AHC
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You can make money off homecoming pics and 9 other simple ideas to borrow from local news

You can make money off homecoming pics and 9 other simple ideas to borrow from local news | RJI links | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, on a balmy Saturday night, much of Richland Source's tiny staff headed out
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8 strategies for saving local newsrooms

8 strategies for saving local newsrooms | RJI links | Scoop.it

Since 2000, nearly half of newsroom jobs—more than 20,000 of them—have disappeared. Revenues have plummeted by almost $20 billion. Titles continue to be shuttered, and layoffs are a regular occurrence. In telling the story of the changing fortunes of the newspaper industry, the focus has been on large metro and national newspapers. Less attention is […]


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Inside the Guardian’s consumer-revenue operation

Inside the Guardian’s consumer-revenue operation | RJI links | Scoop.it
The Guardian is exploring ways to convert one-off contributions into repeat donors.
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"Data showing what topics people were reading about directly before signing up to either donate or become a member is aggregated to help pinpoint where to increase editorial efforts. The Guardian believes its coverage of the environment and climate change has driven paid sign-ups."

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Gift wrap is now included.

"We don't have assembly lines anymore, and they’re not coming back, nor should they necessarily come back," Jeff said. "Gift wrap is not a separate department anymore." 

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"Now, journalists have to think through the story itself and then how it will be presented, how it will be shared and what you'll learn from how it performed after. And for many newsrooms, the process starts before that, even, by asking the audience what they want to know."

 

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Announcing the RJI Student Innovation Fellowships | RJI

Announcing the RJI Student Innovation Fellowships | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
The Reynolds Journalism Institute is partnering with leading news organizations to support Missouri School of Journalism students who work 30 hours per week on-site during the spring and fall semesters.
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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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Lessons for Business Reporters from the Online News Association Meeting

Lessons for Business Reporters from the Online News Association Meeting | RJI links | Scoop.it
Much of the October ONA conference tackled issues regarding technology and digital publishing. Here are the big takeaways for business reporters.
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Publishers are using advertiser trust concerns to their advantage 

Publishers are using advertiser trust concerns to their advantage  | RJI links | Scoop.it
"One of the most interesting byproducts of in-housing is that clients will want to run media evaluation and effectiveness, which means they will engage directly with media owners."
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A reality check about augmented reality in journalism

A reality check about augmented reality in journalism | RJI links | Scoop.it
The hugely popular and gimmicky Pokémon Go thrust AR centre stage in the summer of 2016, only to fizzle out once players had caught all the little beasts. Jeff Koons’ AR Balloon Dog Sculpture, born…
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Check out AP's Francesco Marconi https://goo.gl/4eCAgF and Empathetic Media's Dan Archer https://goo.gl/3s7XY9 (a 2014-2016 Reynolds Fellow) and their work with the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

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How leading American newspapers got people to pay for news

How leading American newspapers got people to pay for news | RJI links | Scoop.it
SOMETIMES it feels like the 1970s in the New York Times and Washington Post newsrooms: reporters battling each other to break news about scandals that threaten to envelop the White House and the presidency of Donald Trump. Only now their scoops come not in the morning edition but in a tweet or iPhone alert near the end of the day.
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Andrew Ng Says Enough Papers, Let’s Build AI Now! – Synced

Andrew Ng Says Enough Papers, Let’s Build AI Now! – Synced | RJI links | Scoop.it
While the scientific community continues looking for new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, Andrew Ng believes the tech we need is already here. In his keynote speech Friday at the AI…
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" ...[Andrew] Ng believes natural language processing is the next major field deep learning will revolutionize. ..."

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