6 favorite digital tools from Reported.ly 1/31/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Reported.ly was a news operation that covered breaking news primarily on social and distributed platforms. It was also the first place many people turned to verify developing stories. But in August, its parent company, First Look Media, pulled funding and shut down the site.

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. We take a look at six of their favorites.

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News marketing, data security and native advertising 1/16/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update from the Reynolds Journalism Institute, learn about a renewed effort to market the value of news, hear tips on keeping data secure and explore the world of native advertising.

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Ideas for social video from Vice Media 6/20/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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The growth of Facebook Live and the continued popularity of video on social media platforms opens the door for new ways to tell stories visually. We get some ideas from Adam Banicki, senior producer at Vice Media.

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Predictive video downloads, and a new crowdsourcing platform 8/4/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we learn how a new technology uses predictions to speed mobile video playback, and we explore another platform for crowdsourcing photos and video.

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Tools for making animated GIFs, and Viber chats for news 10/20/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we test several tools that turn video and photos into animated GIF files, and we see how The Huffington Post is using the messaging app Viber to connect with audiences in a new way.

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Audience insights, The Upshot and Newsbeat 9/30/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we learn how today’s audiences interact with information, how The Upshot approaches data explanation and how an app called Newsbeat hopes to change audio news.

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News tailored for younger audiences 7/20/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we venture to New York to peek inside two organizations that are gaining traction with serious news tailored specifically for younger audiences.

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Automated video editing and mobile app tools 11/7/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute shows tools that enable just about anyone to edit video and create mobile apps – with little or no technical skills required.

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Ideas for visualizing the news 2/10/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we look at some new ways that illustrations, comics and 3-D technologies are being applied to complex journalistic storytelling.

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Spatial photography with Fyuse and live mobile video via Rhinobird 8/18/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we try out a photo app that captures three-dimensional space, and we show you another option for live-streaming mobile video.

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