- Meet the Swedish newspaper editor who put an algorithm in charge of his homepage (Storybench)
- Svenska Dagbladet’s “pyramid model” increases digital revenue, readership (INMA)
Reuben Stern is the deputy director of the Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and host and co-producer of the weekly Futures Lab video update.
The Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures Lab video update features a roundup of fresh ideas, techniques and developments to help spark innovation and change in newsrooms across all media platforms. Visit the RJI website for the full archive of Futures Lab videos, or download the iPad app to watch the show wherever you go. You can also sign up to receive email notification of Continue reading "RJI Futures Lab #194: Immersive Video Conversations With Portals"
- LucidCam raised more than $114,000 through a successful Indiegogo campaign and received more than $2 million from several investors. The company recently partnered with Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron to begin mass production later this year.
- Videos made using LucidCam can be viewed in the Lucid app, which is available on both iOS andAndroid.
- LucidCam is available for pre-order now. Shipping to the U.S. and Continue reading "Futures Lab Update #155: Capturing 3-D, 180-Degree Virtual Reality"
A New Tool From HearkenA startup called Hearken is developing a tool called the interactive reporter’s notebook, which aims to give audiences access to information that is often lost during the reporting process. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Brandel says enabling reporters to share what they find out along the way might help foster better audience engagement. Hearken is a startup that grew out of a local engagement experiment called Curious City at WBEZ in Chicago. Its mission is to help newsrooms get the public involved in determining which stories to cover. For more information:
- According to co-founder Jennifer Brandel, involving the audience in the early stages of pitching and reporting — well before a story is published — is key. Community members often have the best insight into what Continue reading "Futures Lab Update #154: Hearken’s New Tool Gives Audiences Access to the Reporting Process"
- Trust is the first of three open-source products from The Coral Project. In short, it’s an “analytics tool that takes existing comment log data to give indicative reputational scores to publishers.” It enables publishers to more easily find what they deem are the best user contributions. Trust is currently in closed beta. The Washington Post has already installed Trust on their site, and the New York Times is working on integrating Continue reading "Futures Lab Update #153: Better Community Engagement with Software from The Coral Project"