NowThis innovations: Chatbots and Facebook Live 12/20/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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NowThis has been a pioneer in delivering video news exclusively on social platforms, and it grew quickly thanks to an ability to find new ways to reach young audiences. Now the company is pushing forward with technologies like chatbots and Facebook Live.

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Comments via ReadrBoard and success at the Deseret News 8/15/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute explores an online tool that organizes reader comments, and RJI looks at how the Deseret News is finding success with a two-pronged strategy.

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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
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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.

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Mobile revenue, social video news and learning from the Texas Tribune 10/17/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Future Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute presents examples of revenue opportunities unique to mobile devices. Also, learn how NowThis News is creating social mobile video content for smartphone users, and find out how other newsrooms might learn from the Texas Tribune.

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SXSW 2016 and VR analytics 3/29/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we offer a recap from the 2016 South by Southwest Interactive conference, where virtual reality was a major focus; and we explore how it might be possible to track what people see when they experience immersive content.

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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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Lingospot, XAPP Ads and Tomorrowish 5/19/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, we see a second-screen app that can automatically find contextual information; we hear about voice-activated audio messages; and we experience a Twitter conversation reassembled from across time zones.

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User-friendly video apps and WBEZ's Curious City 9/4/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute shows some state-of-the-art features for tablet video apps, and explains what happens when audience members get to accompany reporters in search of answers.

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Visual storytelling apps from Adobe Spark 8/2/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we look at Spark, a bundle of visual storytelling apps from Adobe that can enable journalists to create webpages, social graphics and animated videos. Reporting by Whitney Matewe.

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Multimedia story tools and lessons from a journalism fellowship 8/21/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute looks at five online tools for creating multimedia stories, and shares lessons in innovative thinking from two former journalism fellows.

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