Attracting investment capital and reaching young local readers 1/13/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we find out why investors are bullish on online media startups, and we find out how the Philadelphia-based startup Billy Penn is producing local news coverage aimed at younger readers.

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Ideas for election night and other breaking news 12/16/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we look at innovative election-night ideas from NPR and USA Today, and we see how social media tools have reshaped breaking news coverage at Mashable and The Weather Channel.

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The future of audience analytics 12/9/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore some emerging trends in understanding audience behavior.

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Engagement using text messages, and corrections via social media 11/25/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we learn about a platform for engaging with audiences via text messages, and we explore how to handle corrections to social media posts.

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Pushing forward with long-form, interactive multimedia 11/18/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore how documentary video and interactive technologies can be combined to tell new kinds of immersive, in-depth stories online.

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Mining online data with Vocativ, Banjo and Zapaday 11/10/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore three tools that mine electronic Web data to inform news coverage.

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Al Jazeera’s AJ+ mobile app and a collaboration around engagement 11/3/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we see how Al Jazeera is targeting a young mobile audience with its new smartphone app AJ+, and we learn how two journalism industry organizations are partnering to foster new engagement ideas that encourage more diversity.

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Ideas for using Vine and Snapchat 10/21/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore examples of how two newsrooms are using the social platforms Vine and Snapchat.

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

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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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.

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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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