Audio sharing via SoundByte 5/9/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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SoundByte is a social app that allows users to record and share audio with followers around the world, 14 seconds at a time. We find out how it works from co-founder and CEO Dan Kearns.

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Vice takes cinematic approach 5/2/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Vice News has set itself apart from traditional broadcast news outlets with a more cinematic approach to its visual report. We find out how they do it from Maral Usefi, director/producer at Vice News Tonight.

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Animated GIFs for news 4/25/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Although GIF files are often used in a lighthearted way, Public Radio International's global affairs program "The World" uses looping GIF animations as conversation starters to help tell serious news stories. Steven Davy, multimedia editor at "The World," tells us how they do it.

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Encryption app features 4/18/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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As journalists increasingly see the need to keep communications private, many are turning to apps that enable encrypted messaging. But how do you know if the app you chose actually does the job? We share some advice about key features from staff members at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Assembling social posts with Roundabout 4/10/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Roundabout is a tool for creating customized, continually updated feeds of social media content from multiple accounts and platforms. The resulting collection of posts can be embedded within a webpage, enabling online viewers to see the grouped social media content all in one place. We find out how it works from CEO Rogier Visser.

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Community Impact Newspaper 3/27/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Community Impact Newspaper is a hyperlocal news company that delivers a free monthly newspaper to every household in the geographic areas it covers. The company uses revenue generated from advertisements to serve 22 communities across Texas. John Garrett, founder and CEO, explains what makes Community Impact’s targeted advertising model unique.

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Mobile studio and teleprompter app Bigvu 3/20/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Bigvu is an app designed to be a mobile studio for video journalists in the field. It combines a teleprompter with a platform for recording, managing and publishing the videos.

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Making video interactive with Adways 2/21/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Adways is a new tool for turning online video into an interactive experience that works across multiple platforms. Adways General Manager Fabrice Jaeger explains how news organizations might use this technology.

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Journalism 360, an immersive storytelling initiative 2/13/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Journalism 360 is an initiative to help journalists experiment with immersive storytelling through events, training, grants, Medium posts and Google Hangouts. The effort aims to connect journalists and build a community around 360 video and augmented and virtual reality for news.

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Building interactive timelines with sponsored content from Tline 2/6/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Tline is a new tool for creating interactive timelines that brings together publishers and advertisers. The timelines include sponsored advertisements and can be shared on social media or embedded on a site. Publishers have control over which ads are displayed on their timelines and receive a 50 percent share of the revenue.

The Reported.ly team was small and spread out across the globe, which meant they relied on many digital and social tools. Before they said goodbye, the staff compiled a list of some of the tools they found most useful. Here's a look at six of their favorites.

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