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To Rebuild Rural Media Ecosystems, Think Locally

To Rebuild Rural Media Ecosystems, Think Locally | RJI links | Scoop.it
The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. After reading the flood of soul-searching think pieces on the media that followed the 2016 presidential election, it’d be easy to come away with the impression of an industry in crisis.
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How do Instant Articles deliver on social media engagements?

How do Instant Articles deliver on social media engagements? | RJI links | Scoop.it
As publishers focus more on monetization, where do Instant Articles fit into the picture? We look at how the format drives likes, shares, and comments.
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App for journalists: PowerDirector, for advanced video editing on Android

App for journalists: PowerDirector, for advanced video editing on Android | RJI links | Scoop.it
This free app allows you to produce news packages for social media, broadcast and online
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6 Facebook Live Series You Should Watch (And Learn From)

6 Facebook Live Series You Should Watch (And Learn From) | RJI links | Scoop.it
Read about some of our favorite Facebook Live video series—and get some top-notch ideas for your own social media videos.
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Thinking about using Facebook Live ... or even creating Facebook Live series. Gain insights on how from these examples.

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Infographic: Instagram Stories Blows Past Snapchat

Infographic: Instagram Stories Blows Past Snapchat | RJI links | Scoop.it
This chart shows worldwide daily active users of Instagram Stories and Snapchat.
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Q&A How CrossCheck used social media monitoring to find fake news

Q&A How CrossCheck used social media monitoring to find fake news | RJI links | Scoop.it
On the heels of the French election, we speak to First Draft News about the success of the CrossCheck initiative against fake news.
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Facebook’s bold and bizarre VR hangout app is now available for the Oculus Rift

Facebook’s bold and bizarre VR hangout app is now available for the Oculus Rift | RJI links | Scoop.it
Facebook’s most fascinating virtual reality experiment, a VR hangout session where you can interact with friends as if you were sitting next to one another, is now ready for the public. Th
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What the Coloradoan staff is learning while experimenting with bots | RJI

What the Coloradoan staff is learning while experimenting with bots | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
A planning editor with the Fort Collins Coloradoan is experimenting with bot technology and it’s taught her that it doesn’t require a team of technologists. Jennifer Hefty says it doesn’t even require HTML coding experience.
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FL#189: Encryption app features | RJI

FL#189: Encryption app features | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Are you using the right encryption apps to protect your communication with sources? We offer some tips.
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From Mimi to The Drive: Time Inc.'s patchy record with digital verticals

From Mimi to The Drive: Time Inc.'s patchy record with digital verticals | RJI links | Scoop.it
The legacy publisher has launched a string of digital experiments over the past couple of years, but many have been deprived amid a scarcity of resources, reorganizations and executive departures.
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An incumbent’s guide to digital disruption | McKinsey & Company

Incumbents needn’t be victims of disruption if they recognize the crucial thresholds in their life cycle, and act in time.
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Facebook re-defines term “mass media,” forces publishers to re-think their business model

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How to Set Your Digital Media Priorities

How to Set Your Digital Media Priorities | RJI links | Scoop.it
There are many digital media initiatives that every publisher could take on. Publishers need to set clear digital media priorities.
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Tips for Nonprofits on Measuring Social Media Metrics that Matter

Tips for Nonprofits on Measuring Social Media Metrics that Matter | RJI links | Scoop.it
By now, nonprofits know they need to grow their online audiences. Part of that involves connecting to communities through social networks. But now that we can monitor the endless data from all these channels, is your organization aware of which metrics to track?
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VR for News: The New Reality?

VR for News: The New Reality? | RJI links | Scoop.it
In the past three years, virtual reality (VR) journalism has emerged from its early experimental phase to become a more integrated part of many newsrooms. At the same time, technological advances have made the medium available to consumers, especially in the form of 360 videos watched on smartphones, sometimes supplemented by a cheap cardboard headset.
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GoPro just unveiled a super high-resolution camera for virtual reality

GoPro unveiled its Fusion camera on Thursday, which it will pilot with professional photographers this summer.
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The Ultimate Guide to Email Sequences

The Ultimate Guide to Email Sequences | RJI links | Scoop.it
Email sequences are one of the most under-utilized digital marketing tactics. This article shares what you need to know to leverage them in your campaigns.
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Where this talks about customer acquisition and e-commerce, instead think about reader acquisition and potential subscription.

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Mark Zuckerberg Sees Augmented Reality Ecosystem in Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Sees Augmented Reality Ecosystem in Facebook | RJI links | Scoop.it
Facebook’s chief executive introduced an augmented reality platform that will allow people to digitally manipulate the world around them.
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New Drone To Live-Stream Broadcast Quality 360-Degree Video

New Drone To Live-Stream Broadcast Quality 360-Degree Video | RJI links | Scoop.it
New Drone To Live-Stream Broadcast Quality 360-Degree Video - 04/18/2017
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Relaunching a newsletter: Failures, successes and what we learned | RJI

Relaunching a newsletter: Failures, successes and what we learned | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
As we ramp up for the release of our newsletter optimization tool, we wanted to share with you Crosscut’s own experience as a beta tester for an early version of the product.
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Editor & Publisher: Crosscut News is developing a free email newsletter tool for news organizations | RJI

Editor & Publisher: Crosscut News is developing a free email newsletter tool for news organizations | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Crosscut is researching the most effective way to convert unique news readers into engaged email subscribers in partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute.
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MediaShift Podcast 229: Pulitzers award collaboration, non-profits; SEC cracks down on paid posts | RJI

MediaShift Podcast 229: Pulitzers award collaboration, non-profits; SEC cracks down on paid posts | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
In the news this week, the Pulitzer Prizes were announced, and some notable online collaborations won, including the ICIJ for its massive “Panama Papers” report, as well as ProPublica and the New York Daily News.
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Surprise, small publishers screwed the most by net-neutrality rules

Independent publishers would struggle to pay for better internet speeds and large publishers would deal with onerous taxes and competitive disadvantages.
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