Building brands and products at Vox Media 10/14/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

This week we learn how Vox Media combines content, technology and advertising to reach a mass audience via its seven digital brands, including The Verge, SB Nation and Vox.com.

MORE

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

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

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.

MORE

Following the crowd with Populace 6/12/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

The startup Populace uses data from social media and other sources to display crowd densities at various locations across urban areas. As a result, the system could make it possible for journalists to find out automatically whenever an unusually large crowd gathers in a public place. We find out how it works from founder and CEO Chris Hawk.

MORE

SXSW Interactive, renting the latest tech, and an app for democracy 3/31/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

This week we offer a quick recap from the 2015 South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. We also learn about a startup that enables anyone to try out the latest tech gadgets, and we hear how another startup is hoping to use mobile technology to transform democracy.

MORE

Getting social with Hello and finding records via Sqoop 9/28/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

This week we take a peek at a new social platform centered around users’ passions, and we explore a new tool that can monitor public records.

MORE

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

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

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.

MORE

Free infographics tools and innovation rain forests 8/29/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute examines four free tools for creating online infographics, and shows how a lush environment packed with multiple species leads to more innovation.

MORE

Rethinking the story mix and training citizen videographers 7/29/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

This week we find out how online news startup Ozy is rethinking news content, and we learn how human rights group Witness works with citizens to generate video reports from the field.

MORE

The evolution of video storytelling 12/12/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute explores how the mass proliferation of smartphone cameras and mobile video apps is affecting the expectations – and possibilities – for visual journalism.

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