New site, features coming to Paducah Sun online 7/10/17

The Paducah (Ky.) Sun will transition to a new website this week. The plan is to bring the new site online Wednesday morning.

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A home page designed by algorithm 5/30/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet developed an algorithm guided partially by editors and partially by reader preferences that delivers a personalized home page for each website visitor. Editor-in-Chief Fredric Karén credits the technology with a significant boost in online traffic and digital subscriptions.

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

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

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.

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

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

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.

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Editing viral content, and monitoring state legislators 1/27/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

This week we learn about the work of viral content editors, and we see how public data can be pulled together to monitor the work of lawmakers.

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A new system for engagement, and a handbook for user-generated content 8/5/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

This week we learn about a collaboration to build an open-source commenting and discussion platform for news organizations, and we explore how the Verification Handbook can help inform the use of citizen-generated materials.

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Kiss the six-column grid goodbye 1/28/14

By Jane Nicholes

The Sumter Item has introduced a new look that features two nameplates (for vertical and horizontal layout options on the front page), as well as a five-column grid for ads and editorial. In a few weeks, a new look is coming to its website, as well.

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Using analytics in the newsroom 11/14/13

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute explores how better use of analytics and data could help newsrooms improve their coverage and connect with audiences.

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How to reach your audience when your website goes down 8/15/13

With so many publishing platforms and social networks available, there's no reason for a news organization to go dark when its website is down. But it must have a good plan in advance. Here are the steps to get ready.

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How can I increase engagement with readers? 7/18/13

By Allan Barmak, consultant and author of "The Accidental Salesperson"

The heart of a newspaper is local content and local news. Social networking gives you the power to leverage local content to go deeper and wider, and as a result, increase engagement throughout the site.

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