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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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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Video apps from Fly Labs and micropayments via Blendle 1/20/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we look at a pair of mobile video apps with a streamlined interface and we report on a micropayment system for news content that is already up and running in the Netherlands.

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

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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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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How Mashable attracts 'the Connected Generation' 2/3/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we visit Mashable’s New York City headquarters to learn how the staff stays on top of the fast-moving social conversation. Managing Editor Jonathan Ellis and Deputy Managing Editor Amanda Wills say the key is a team-oriented culture combined with an ability to predict viral hits.

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Ideas for visualizing the news 2/10/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we look at some new ways that illustrations, comics and 3-D technologies are being applied to complex journalistic storytelling.

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Tools from Twitter, and limited sharing via This. 2/17/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore some of the tools offered by Twitter to help news organizations harness the platform, and we learn about a new social network called This., which hopes to encourage sharing of only high-quality content.

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Tips for mobile news delivery, and remixing with Trio 3/10/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we get tips on what works when delivering news via mobile devices, and we check out a new app designed for remixing content.

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Single-story apps and virtual reality storytelling 3/17/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we learn how The New York Times quickly morphed a viral story into a successful mobile app, and we see how Project Syria uses virtual reality to immerse the audience in the news.

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Ideas from nonprofit news 3/23/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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This week we explore some of the ideas and opportunities emerging from nonprofit newsrooms, including The Center for Investigative Reporting, The Marshall Project, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune.

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