RJI links 6/19/18

News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs. Read the latest from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

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Open the Room project helps journalists and citizens broadcast on Facebook Live 7/18/17

This emerging technology will allow newspapers to cover more local meetings and events – even local sports – with better than acceptable video and audio quality at a much lower cost.

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Quick survey: What do you want to know about digital journalism, and how do you want to learn it? 6/20/17

By Linda Austin, project director of the Associated Press Media Editors' News Train and an RJI Fellow

If you want to get better at social media, data journalism, mobile video or other digital skills, please take this brief survey -- by June 27. You might even win $50.

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Who won? The personalization email newsletter study results are in 3/21/17


By Tracy Clark, founder of the technology platform Reportory and a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow

Over the past year, an RJI fellow partnered with the Austin American-Statesman to compare e-newsletter content chosen by the readers to e-newsletter content selected by an editor. See what the paper learned. Does increased personalization of news content result in more satisfied customers?

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How millennials interact with long-form journalism on mobile devices 8/8/16

By Jacqueline Marino, Susan Jacobson and Robert Gutsche Jr.

Three RJI Research Scholars spent the past year studying the effectiveness and sustainability of long-form digital journalism. This is the first in a five-part series based on 53 interviews with millennials to gauge this audience's reception to long-form journalism delivered on mobile platforms.

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RJI Fellow's ongoing e-newsletter personalization experiment yields surprising results 8/8/16

By Tracy Clark, RJI Fellow and founder of Reportory

Tracy Clark, a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, believes newspapers with editor-selected email newsletters would have better engagement rates if the content were personalized to each user’s interest. She is in the midst of a pilot study with a large U.S. newspaper, which is simultaneously publishing two email newsletters: one includes editor-selected news content, the other features reader-selected stories. The personalized newsletters are based on Clark’s Reportory platform.

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What do you do when the protests stop and racism remains? 7/25/16

By Tom Warhover, associate professor, Missouri School of Journalism

Hunger and race are two topics communities face every day. Few news organizations can sustain coverage of either over time.

How do we find and cover these stories, then? Reporting Stories Hidden in Plain Sight, a new web-based resource for journalists, is a first response.

The site contains a lot of literacy – definitions of terms, timelines and links to key data sets. There are also examples of good coverage of race and hunger and academic reports on the issues.

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Media codes database promotes ethical communications 11/17/15

The Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) have launched the Accountable Journalism website, which includes the largest database of media codes in a user-friendly and searchable Web application. One goal of the Accountable Journalism project is to be an ongoing crowdsourcing initiative to keep the database current.

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Ideas for using Vine and Snapchat 10/21/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

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

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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