Audience engagement help from CrowdTangle and Shindig 7/14/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we see how CrowdTangle identifies stories that are capturing attention in social media, and we learn how Shindig hosts large-scale online discussions that mimic a live event.

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Digital story formats that add context and history 7/7/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore a publishing platform that integrates story components in a unique way, and a startup that organizes news reports around historical context.

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Investigating rumors with TwitterTrails and scraping Web data without code 6/30/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we see how TwitterTrails evaluates the credibility of a rumor spreading in social media, and we learn how new tools are making it easier to extract data from websites.

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Gathering visual content via Stringr and YuVue 6/23/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore two tools that help newsrooms get photos and video from outside contributors.

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Video tools Multipop and Bcast 6/9/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore an online tool for adding interactivity to video, and learn about another platform for streaming live video from smartphones.

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From smartphone to control room, and graphics in small places 5/26/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we check out a tool that turns smartphones into mini satellite-TV trucks, and we get tips on creating a team to do graphics and data visualization.

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Using push notifications and message encryption tools 5/18/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we offer smart ways to alert mobile readers to new stories, and we highlight two encryption tools that can help reporters protect confidential sources.

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Apps for collaborative mobile video and a follow-up button for Web stories 5/12/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we see how several mobile apps are making it easier to piece together video footage from multiple contributors, and we learn about a tool for publishers that helps website readers follow ongoing stories.

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Ideas for resurfacing archived audio 5/5/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore two examples of how archived audio content is being brought back to life.

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Choosing a crowdfunding platform, and seeing what people near you are reading 4/28/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we look at three crowdfunding platforms to help you decide which to use; then we see how an app called Shuffle gives users stories the people around them are reading.

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Local hospital sponsors pink bags for breast cancer awareness

Local hospital draws awareness to breast cancer with pink newspaper bags.

10 Commandments of local news coverage

Bill Ketter, vice president/news for CNHI, offers these tips for improving local news coverage.

What works for McDonald's, works for classifieds, too

Stealing the value meal concept from McDonald's and the "Have it your way" slogan from Burger King, Creative Circle created some winning house ads for several of its classified redesign clients that saved time in the call center and increased upsell sales at the same time.

 
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