How mobile is changing news gathering and delivery 4/14/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Smartphones and tablets have now surpassed computers as the primary way Americans access the Web and digital content, including online news. In this week's Futures Lab update, participants from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute's recent Mobile First event share how their newsrooms are placing a priority on mobile and changing the way news is gathered and delivered. MORE

Touchable video, sensor journalism and the mobile transition 4/7/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   In this week's Futures Lab update, we see how Cinematique adds touch-screen interaction to video, how sensors are being employed to create new kinds of journalism and how some news organizations are shifting their thinking toward mobile audiences. MORE

Newspaper video that takes on TV; inside news curation apps 3/26/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   In this week's Futures Lab update, we see how one newspaper hopes to compete with local television with breaking news video; and we learn more about the role of news curation apps. MORE

SXSWi recap and text searches for audio and video 3/21/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   In this week's Futures Lab update, we present some key takeaways from the annual South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. We also visit a startup that is making it possible to add a text search function to audio and video files. MORE

A tool for interactive video and an experiment in augmented reality 3/17/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   In this week's Futures Lab update, we show you a tool for creating interactive video and learn how a group of journalism students are informing people via augmented reality. MORE

Single-topic apps, a new revenue idea and a union of arts and civic problem solving 3/10/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   In this week's Futures Lab update, we learn from The Denver Post's experience developing single-topic mobile apps, hear about Geekwire's new revenue stream and explore Crosscut's hybrid of arts coverage and community engagement in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. MORE

Educational content, newsroom strategies, plus LinkedIn 3/3/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   In this week's Futures Lab update, we see what the newsroom at KQED public media is doing to serve the education market, we hear about newspaper strategy from an executive at Lee Enterprises and we learn how the professional networking site LinkedIn can be used to help report and disseminate news. MORE

Personalization ideas from The Washington Post and iStrategyLabs 2/19/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   In this week's Futures Lab update, we explore personalized experiences with news and advertising, as envisioned by leaders at The Washington Post and iStrategyLabs. MORE

Multi-camera mobile video, managing social content and website push notifications 2/11/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   In this Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute explores technologies for combining video footage from multiple smartphones, finding and managing content from social media, and pushing notifications to readers on desktop and laptop computers. MORE

NPR's connected-car app, Project Thunderdome and customized streams 2/12/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   In this week's Futures Lab update, we learn how NPR got an app into General Motors Co.'s Internet-enabled cars, we check in on Digital First Media's Project Thunderdome and we take a look at one of the newest tablet news reader apps. MORE

Local hospital sponsors pink bags for breast cancer awareness

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

10 Commandments of local news coverage

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

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. More
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