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Yik Yak, a location-bases app popular among college students, has features useful for journalists and newsrooms looking to gather and produce information for millennials. Screenshot courtesy of RJI.
Citizen Journalism
by Reuben Stern

This week we see how aerial drones are being fitted with 360-degree video cameras, and we learn how an anonymous social platform might help with news coverage. PART 1: 360-degree drone video Working as a fellow inside the BuzzFeed Open Lab, Ben Kreimer is finding new ways to capture 360-degree footage from aerial drones. We […] more »

Social Media
by Reuben Stern

This week we help you find the right tool for creating online quizzes, and we see how The Washington Post is redesigning the mobile experience. PART 1: Online quiz tools Interactive quizzes have become a popular way to engage online audiences, and new tools are making it simple to create and embed them into news-related […] more »

by Jenny Shank

I was in second grade the first time I was publicly shamed. My family had driven to Nebraska to visit my grandparents for Christmas. For the return trip, my mother repacked our laundry in any luggage that had space, regardless of whom it belonged to, and some of it was never emptied. On the first […] more »

by Henk van Ess

Twitter lists are my favorite way to filter information. A private Twitter list lets you follow anyone without them knowing you follow them, which basically undermines the whole idea of social media, but has its uses if you are a checking out a company, for instance, and don’t want to follow visibly. This kind of list presents […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

It’s graduation time across the country, and journalism and communications grads are getting ready to start their careers. Or are they? We all know that job prospects for traditional print jobs isn’t great. You don’t need us to remind you how poorly print has been doing in the past couple of years. But there are […] more »

by University of Oklahoma Student Reporting Team

This piece was produced by a team of students from the University of Oklahoma, including Brigette Waltermire, Anna Reisman, Nicholas Masopust, Ali Stratton, Erin Donnelly, Hayley Jamil, M’ary Miller, Lydia Farve and Candace Hinnergardt. Panelists at the first annual Journalism Innovation Summit in London earlier this month, hosted by City University London and produced by PBS […] more »

Legacy Media
by Jefferson Yen

For some time, Facebook has been in an elaborate dance with large news publishers, hoping to sweep their content off publishers’ sites and onto Facebook. While publishers have been wary of giving up control, many signed up for the new Instant Articles feature on Facebook’s iOS app, helping load their content quickly instead of the […] more »

Online Video
by Dale Blasingame

This is truly a fascinating time to be part of or connected to the world of journalism. The issues being discussed right now regarding native content in social spaces will go a long way in determining the future of our industry. I tend to be as optimistic as possible, and I think there is plenty […] more »

by Deb Wenger

Everywhere you looked at the Journalism Interactive conference in Columbia, Mo., you ran smack dab into the news audience. By my way of thinking, it’s about time. The setting for former NPR and Twitter exec Vivian Schiller’s keynote looked a little like a comedy club with its brick wall and dramatic spotlight, and she got […] more »

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