RJI Futures Lab update #29

Curating social media and adopting a startup mentality


In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute explores ways newsrooms can serve their communities by curating social media content, and offers some advice on how to think like a tech startup.

PART 1: Social media curation

Online tools like RebelMouse, Storify and ScribbleLive can help turn social media fragments into useful journalism and enable newsrooms to connect and engage with their communities in new ways. Hear about the possibilities from Baltimore Sun Community Coordinator Michael Gold, Al Jazeera America Social Media Editor Jared Keller and PressFreedom.net Public Media Campaign Director Josh Stearns.

PART 2: Thinking like a startup

Reynolds Fellow Chris Shipley has covered the technology industry and as executive producer of the DEMO conference helped startups bring their products to market. She says journalists could make their work appeal more to their audiences by adopting the kind of consumer-focused mentality that drives many successful new ventures.

Watch the RJI Futures Lab video update here.

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