Futures Lab Update #151: Social News at Reported.ly and Multimedia at The Huffington Post

    by Reuben Stern
    May 6, 2016
    A screenshot from this week's Futures Lab Update video.

    This story first appeared on RJI’s Futures LabReporting by Berkeley Lovelace, Reuben Stern and Blair Ussary.

    This week we get advice for gathering and disseminating news via social channels, and we see how one of the major digital news organizations handles multimedia collaboration and experimentation.


    PART 1: News for Social Platforms

    The team at Reported.ly has been experimenting with how to gather and deliver news primarily via social media channels for the past 16 months. We sat down with Deputy Managing Editor Kim Bui to hear some of the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
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    As explained in this detailed profile from Nieman Lab, “the work of Reported.ly is more than simple aggregation and amplification. A large part of their work is trying to verify and factcheck reports already circulating.”


    PART 2: Huffington Post Multimedia

    The Huffington Post has created a team called Test Kitchen with duties that include exploring new platforms and tools such as 360-degree photos, virtual reality and drones. Marc Janks, manager of multimedia, explains how it works.
    [To skip directly to this segment in YouTube, click here.]

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    A portfolio of experimental work from the Huffington Post team can be found on the Test Kitchen website.

    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.

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