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What Makes A Good Article Recommendation?

What Makes A Good Article Recommendation? | RJI links | Scoop.it
Are you already thinking about what you’ll be reading next? On your typical news or content website, articles are queued up so that readers always have opportunities for a next click. These are called “content recommendations,” and they range widely in what they recommend and how they recommend it. Though they’re practically ubiquitous, their presence is sometimes even surprising to […]
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Facebook works it out with Apple to test news paywalls on iOS

Facebook works it out with Apple to test news paywalls on iOS | RJI links | Scoop.it
Facebook will begin allowing news publishers to run paywalls inside Facebook's iOS app starting March 1. Facebook started testing paywalls on Android in..
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The Autonomous Selfie Drone Is Here. Is Society Ready for It?

The Autonomous Selfie Drone Is Here. Is Society Ready for It? | RJI links | Scoop.it
A start-up called Skydio has created a consumer drone that flies itself. Its tech is likely to become ubiquitous.
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With its new Olympics texting experiment, the Times is saying goodbye to SMS, hello to personalization

With its new Olympics texting experiment, the Times is saying goodbye to SMS, hello to personalization | RJI links | Scoop.it
"What we've created is a bot-like exchange, but in the voice and tone of a person."
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New online textbook is comprehensive resource for teaching media entrepreneurship | RJI

New online textbook is comprehensive resource for teaching media entrepreneurship | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Co-editor Michelle Barrett Ferrier, 2016–17 RJI Fellow and an Ohio University professor, says “Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship” was born out of the need for a comprehensive tool for teaching innovation and entrepreneurship.
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The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers | RJI links | Scoop.it
And research shows that their customers are consequently more loyal.
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[Consider] “brand twins” — pairs of legacy and newcomer brands that compete in the same industry. In every case, the legacy brand rated higher on the statement “Is a brand that people look up to.” But the newcomer brands all rated higher on the statement “Makes my life easier. ... Purchase brands focus on creating demand to buy the product, while usage brands focus on creating demand for the use of the product." We can tout buy/subscribe/join, but do we do enough to demonstrate how our users/readers/viewers can use our journalism, make their lives better?

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How the new economics of content are changing the face of news media

How the new economics of content are changing the face of news media | RJI links | Scoop.it
INMA's just-released
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"... there is a limited market to take print content and replicate it in digital format. But that can’t be the end game — and thinking that was “it” was the mistake. ... Going after niche audiences or creating niche products is part of the stack. The top of the stack appears to be a broader membership play — into which digital subscriptions are a part." INMA's Earl Wilkinson is one of the sharpest observers of our industry ... always worth a read.

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Amazon launches a Polly WordPress plugin that turns blog posts into audio, including podcasts

Amazon launches a Polly WordPress plugin that turns blog posts into audio, including podcasts | RJI links | Scoop.it
Amazon today is launching a new Amazon Polly WordPress plugin that gives your blog a voice by creating audio versions of your posts. The resulting audio can..
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A new report offers a primer (and a reality check) on the news membership model

News organizations across the board have largely embraced the notion that the future of digital news will be lighter on advertising and heavier on subscriptions and other forms of reader support. Less clear, though, is what that ideal audience revenue model will look like, and, for the organization…
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DNAinfo alums to launch Block Club Chicago news site

DNAinfo alums to launch Block Club Chicago news site | RJI links | Scoop.it
Three editors from the former DNAinfo Chicago are reuniting to start up a new neighborhood news website to be funded by reader subscriptions. Block Club Ch
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Chat apps: opportunities and challenges for journalism

Chat apps: opportunities and challenges for journalism | RJI links | Scoop.it
New research shows how chat apps are changing the way readers, journalists, and newsrooms interact with each other.
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Insights from an experiment in South Korea

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The nonprofit news site Charlottesville Tomorrow shares its reporting with the local newspaper. Here's how they've made the partnership last

The nonprofit news site Charlottesville Tomorrow shares its reporting with the local newspaper. Here's how they've made the partnership last | RJI links | Scoop.it
In a time of shrinking resources for local news organizations, two Virginia publishers have come up with a one-of-a-kind relationship that’s persisted for nearly a decade. Stories written by the nonprofit site Charlottesville Tomorrow are republished on a near daily basis in the local newspaper, The Daily Progress. The arrangement has helped each organization better […]
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Discourse Media is launching a membership platform and local news fellowships, as fundraising continues

Discourse Media is launching a membership platform and local news fellowships, as fundraising continues | RJI links | Scoop.it
Discourse Media had set an ambitious goal: $1 million to fund the three-year-old organization’s national expansion across Canada, with $500,000 of that raised via crowd-investing.

"How do you write about audacious goals nearly achieved? How do you report on a campaign that was almost — …
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15 Mobile App KPIs To Measure The Performance

15 Mobile App KPIs To Measure The Performance | RJI links | Scoop.it
Let's check the most useful 15 KPIs and metrics that every mobile app owner should track to see some measurable results and update the strategies accordingly.
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The launches custom story presentation with Google’s AMP Stories 

The  launches custom story presentation with Google’s AMP Stories  | RJI links | Scoop.it
Readers can discover AMP Stories on the Post site and on mobile in Google search results.
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"Displayed in a series of slides, The Post’s AMP Stories feature a large photo presentation, captivating graphics and video. Readers can tap through the experience and a visual indicator at the top of the story shows their progress. "

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European publishers look to digital subscriptions to reduce platform dependency

European publishers look to digital subscriptions to reduce platform dependency | RJI links | Scoop.it
Most survey respondents (70 percent) said they have evidence that readers’ willingness to pay for content has increased in the past year.
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RJI-sponsored Women in Journalism workshop will help prepare, empower attendees for success at work | RJI

RJI-sponsored Women in Journalism workshop will help prepare, empower attendees for success at work | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
Speakers will provide tips and strategies to stay safer during threatening situations, care for themselves after traumatic situations, negotiate a salary, and set and meet career goals.
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Neuroscience shows news sites outperform social media

Neuroscience shows news sites outperform social media | RJI links | Scoop.it
A new study by the UK's Newsworks and Association for Online Publishing indicates that the part of the brain that processes words and detail registers ads on premium news sites 42 per cent more than if they were on social media.
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Where is video going next in news media?

Where is video going next in news media? | RJI links | Scoop.it

"The video space for news media is moving quickly. Auto-play is going away, while Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are moving beyond the experimental stage. Video revenue is moving forward."

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"2018 will be a challenging year for digital video, especially for digital natives and those who depended on Facebook for growth and reach."

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The need for speed: Google dedicates engineering team to accelerate development of WordPress ecosystem

The need for speed: Google dedicates engineering team to accelerate development of WordPress ecosystem | RJI links | Scoop.it
Google's partnership with WordPress aims to jump-start the platform's support of the latest web technologies -- particularly those involving performance & mobile experience. And they're hiring WordPress experts.
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Why Small Newsrooms Do the Best Data Journalism

Why Small Newsrooms Do the Best Data Journalism | RJI links | Scoop.it
Turns out you don’t need a big newsroom to do award-winning data journalism. For my research on data journalism in small newsrooms, I talked to heads of data teams in Germany, Austria and the UK. I found that size is no barrier to innovation.
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Guide to Audience Revenue and Engagement

Guide to Audience Revenue and Engagement | RJI links | Scoop.it

This report is intended to aid staff from news organizations and media entrepreneurs who wish to grow their revenue by deepening interactions with their audiences. It’s based on hundreds of conversations and interviews with journalists, managers, and members themselves, including newsroom fieldwork and observation, as well as focus groups with supporters of news sites. We […]


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The report shares strategic and tactical considerations for building audience revenue programs.

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How The Financial Times Uses Reader Feedback To Launch And Test New Features

How The Financial Times Uses Reader Feedback To Launch And Test New Features | RJI links | Scoop.it
Last year, the Financial Times reached a milestone — 900,000 paying subscriptions. The company has used a paywall on its website FT.com since 2002, long before it became a must-have for news outlets outside financial media.
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Report Finds Facebook, Google Experiences Together Account for Less Than 5% of Total Digital Revenue for Publishers

Report Finds Facebook, Google Experiences Together Account for Less Than 5% of Total Digital Revenue for Publishers | RJI links | Scoop.it
Information for and about the digital publishing industry from the leading trade association dedicated to representing the interests of high-quality digital publishers before the advertising community, the press, the government and the public. Includes recent news and latest research on the industry, as well as membership information.
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It's time to revisit your math. Does 5% of your digital revenue cover your costs of providing content to Facebook and platforms? Does the growth trajectory suggest staying the course?

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New Media Invests In Mobile Database Development Company TapOnIt

New Media Invests In Mobile Database Development Company TapOnIt - 02/05/2018
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Gatehouse parent acquires new revenue platform to roll out across its 500+ local media properties.

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This hyperlocal news site in San Francisco is reinventing itself with an automated local news wire

This hyperlocal news site in San Francisco is reinventing itself with an automated local news wire | RJI links | Scoop.it
Hoodline is focused on the local stories that can be found by mining large data sets, whether from city governments or from private companies like Yelp and Zumper.
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