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Opera adds a shortcut to push videos straight to VR headsets

Opera adds a shortcut to push videos straight to VR headsets | RJI links | Scoop.it
While Google's Chrome team has been busy working on VR web browsing, Opera decided to focus on solving one particular pain point: switching online video
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Fader brings 360-degree video and VR to small newsrooms | RJI

Fader brings 360-degree video and VR to small newsrooms | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
As 360-degree video and virtual reality become ubiquitous in journalism, it poses a challenge for newsrooms that may not have the resources of The New York Times or BBC to produce the same caliber of story. How do those smaller newsrooms keep up?
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How a local paper built a tool to measure impact

How a local paper built a tool to measure impact | RJI links | Scoop.it

How do you measure impact? Many publishers are looking to outside sources for funding through foundations, investors, and subscriptions. In addition to analyzing interest in their work through pageviews, completion rates, stickiness, and other metrics, companies and newsrooms need to show how much of a difference is being made by their work across channels. The […]


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Stations Press Ahead With Social Platforms

Major groups keep experimenting, looking to find the best ways to use Facebook and YouTube, both to expand their brands and eventually generate some revenue.
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Why Recirculation Is A Key Metric For News Publishers in 2018 

Why Recirculation Is A Key Metric For News Publishers in 2018  | RJI links | Scoop.it
The following piece is a guest post, and does not necessarily reflect the views of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Readers have never enjoyed greater access to content and the media industry has never been more competitive.
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Station Monetization A Key Goal For Facebook

Station Monetization A Key Goal For Facebook | RJI links | Scoop.it

According to the social platform’s Campbell Brown, “we want to get monetization products out there — especially if publishers have a subscription business where you’re trying to get direct connections with your audience.” Above, Brown with TVNewsCheck Editor Harry Jessell at NewsTECHForum. (Photo: Jack Pagano, COO, Ariana Television Network)
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How the BBC is using voice assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home 

How the BBC is using voice assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home  | RJI links | Scoop.it
The BBC plans to pair editorial staffers with its software engineers next year to figure out what formats work for voice-enabled devices.
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Bloomberg’s Twitter News Network, TicToc, Goes Live Dec. 18

Bloomberg’s Twitter News Network, TicToc, Goes Live Dec. 18 | RJI links | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Media announced the name of its built-for-Twitter 24-hour news network -- TicToc by Bloomberg -- which is set to go live next Monday, Dec. 18. The company is staffing TicToc with a dedicated team of about 50 reporters, editors, producers and social-media analysts, overseen by M.
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Build your own news game

A new report from American University suggests that games can be a good way for news organizations to engage with their readers to build trust, increase loyalty and explain complex stories.

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With “My WSJ,” The Wall Street Journal makes a personalized content feed central to its app

With “My WSJ,” The Wall Street Journal makes a personalized content feed central to its app | RJI links | Scoop.it
"We don’t have to ask you anything. We just know, by virtue of you being a Journal reader, what you’d like to read and what you should read. You don’t have to tell us anything."
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Google leads in the race to dominate artificial intelligence

Google leads in the race to dominate artificial intelligence | RJI links | Scoop.it
Commanding the plot lines of Hollywood films, covers of magazines and reams of newsprint, the contest between artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind draws much attention. Doomsayers warn that AI…
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Underscores, Optimization & Arms Races

Underscores, Optimization & Arms Races | RJI links | Scoop.it
Through the lens of 1 small choice about a single character in web addresses, we can understand how today’s fake news & algorithmic exploitation had their genesis in the early days of the social web.
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5 Email Newsletter Best Practices You Can Fix Today 

5 Email Newsletter Best Practices You Can Fix Today  | RJI links | Scoop.it
Email newsletter best practices examine the best ways to get your email campaign into your recipients’ inboxes, opened, and read
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KOMU-TV uses Facebook Live to involve audience in reporting process | RJI

KOMU-TV uses Facebook Live to involve audience in reporting process | RJI | RJI links | Scoop.it
A team at a Missouri television station has combined its investigative reporting efforts with its public affairs initiative to engage viewers in the reporting process. The main tool? Facebook Live.
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System spots tweets from people who weren't really there

System spots tweets from people who weren't really there | RJI links | Scoop.it
A machine learning framework uses clues from the text and images to figure out which tweets are from credible sources.
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Journalism Bots: A Quick History and Ideas for Use in Your Newsroom

Journalism Bots: A Quick History and Ideas for Use in Your Newsroom | RJI links | Scoop.it
Bots in newsrooms are becoming increasingly commonplace as a growing number of publishers experiment with various automated services to expand their coverage, help journalists do their jobs better or improve relationships with readers. Here's a quick history of the bot in newsrooms, and ideas for employing them in yours.
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VR And AR Becoming Standard News Tools

VR And AR Becoming Standard News Tools | RJI links | Scoop.it
NewsTECHForum panelists agree that virtual sets and AR are the next step in news production. They've become practical because computing power has increased to the point where it can render “photo-realistic” backgrounds and graphics.
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The year local publishers get smart(er) about change

"We know that change is continuous, and yet we've gotten comfortable in thinking about change initiatives as having a beginning and end. Even the word we often use — transformation — suggests a stable end state, a time when the change is done and we can all just get back to work.&…
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Twitter Users Like Long Tweets More Than Short Ones

Twitter Users Like Long Tweets More Than Short Ones | RJI links | Scoop.it
The early verdict is in: People are retweeting and liking longer tweets almost twice as much as shorter ones.
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Why Women Should Lead our A.I. Future – Intuition Machine

Why Women Should Lead our A.I. Future – Intuition Machine | RJI links | Scoop.it
The usual argument about women and AI is that women are grossly underrepresented in this field and that we should have more women contributions and involvement. Diversity of perspective is one of the…
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AI helps computers hone the fine art of forgetting

AI helps computers hone the fine art of forgetting | RJI links | Scoop.it
Memory is a precious resource, so humans have evolved to remember important skills and forget irrelevant ones. Now machines are being designed to do the same.
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How Publishers Are Tapping into the Chatbot Craze

How Publishers Are Tapping into the Chatbot Craze | RJI links | Scoop.it
It’s been years since people seeking information had to travel to the nearest library, access the card catalog, and search the shelves for books or magazines to find the answers to their questions. Today virtually all consumers know that if they have a question — whatever that question might be — they can simply “Google …
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8 Fundamental Internet Revenue Models Publishers Use to Generate Online Advertising Dollars 

8 Fundamental Internet Revenue Models Publishers Use to Generate Online Advertising Dollars  | RJI links | Scoop.it
Some helpful hints on generating revenue through online advertising What comes to mind when you think about revenue models on the Internet? Is it a relatively new model that was designed specifically for the Internet? Or do you think of traditional business models that have transformed from the physical world to the digital world? That may have been a trick question, but if you answered “both”, you are correct. The Internet offers an array of revenue models, which in turn have their own subsets of revenue-generating models. If this sounds complex now, just keep in mind that this all means revenue can be generated in many ways. As you read on the intricacies should become more understandable.
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