RJI Futures Lab update #76

Audience insights, The Upshot and Newsbeat


PART 1: Audience insights from ASNE/APME/APPM

Product development and audience behavior were two key areas of emphasis at last week's combined gathering of the American Society of News Editors, Associated Press Media Editors and Associated Press Photo Managers. We sat down with one of the opening session panelists, Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute, to learn more about how audiences today are interacting with news.

PART 2: Data and explanation via The Upshot

The Upshot is a recent addition to The New York Times that mixes data-driven journalism and explanatory reporting to explore the whys and the hows of the news. Neil Irwin, senior economics reporter at The Upshot, explains how the content meets a growing audience demand.

PART 3: Audio news with Newsbeat

Newsbeat, an app launched by Tribune Digital Ventures, uses human narration to voice personalized playlists of articles, weather and traffic updates pulled from a catalog of roughly 15,000 articles. We hear how it works from Anil Panguluri, vice president for product at Tribune Digital Ventures and general manager for Newsbeat.

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