SXSWi recap and text searches for audio and video 3/21/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, we present some key takeaways from the annual South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. We also visit a startup that is making it possible to add a text search function to audio and video files.

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Newspaper video that takes on TV; inside news curation apps 3/26/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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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.

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Touchable video, sensor journalism and the mobile transition 4/7/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, we see how Cinematique adds touch-screen interaction to video, how sensors are being employed to create new kinds of journalism and how some news organizations are shifting their thinking toward mobile audiences.

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How mobile is changing news gathering and delivery 4/14/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Smartphones and tablets have now surpassed computers as the primary way Americans access the Web and digital content, including online news. In this week's Futures Lab update, participants from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute's recent Mobile First event share how their newsrooms are placing a priority on mobile and changing the way news is gathered and delivered.

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Google and the news industry 4/21/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, we chat with David Gehring, who works with global alliances and partnership strategies at Google.

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Connecting smartphones with TV and with entertainment experiences 4/29/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, we explore some new tools that push video from smartphones to television, and we see how one newspaper is working to turn entertainment listings into real-world audience experiences.

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Social participation TV via Wayin, Excitem and iPowow 5/5/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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On-air TV programming combined with social media channels – dubbed "Social participation TV" – is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. In this week's Futures Lab update, we explore three tools that bring the mobile-device-using audience into a live broadcast.

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Lingospot, XAPP Ads and Tomorrowish 5/19/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, we see a second-screen app that can automatically find contextual information; we hear about voice-activated audio messages; and we experience a Twitter conversation reassembled from across time zones.

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CNNx app, and two social media management tools 5/26/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, we learn about CNN's new tablet app, CNNx, which combines material from on-air and online. We also explore a few tools for managing a newsroom's social media presence.

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Social media marketing via Tagkast and Inside Social 6/3/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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In this week's Futures Lab update, we see how Tagkast is getting brand messaging into photos shared in Facebook, and we learn how Inside Social works to find influencers and track the way content moves through social media.

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