Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Pixar Innovation Story – Not a Coincidence

It’s the back to school season and cartoon characters and superheroes have taken over the supermarket shelves – bugs, toys, robots and cars are on merchandise of all sorts. Most of these are the Pixar animation creations that have ignited … Continue reading

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Innovative Narratives

In the on-going “to be or not be” dilemmas faced by news organisations, the trend has been to focus on how to improve existing products. Much is said about how business models need to change and how the digital age creates … Continue reading

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A Primer on Innovation: The Case of Storify

“There’s a key difference between journalism and entrepreneurship: Being a journalist is being careful to never make a mistake… Doing a startup is about making mistakes all the time and not being afraid to fail.” This is probably the key … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned – The Washington Post’s new interactive video tool

An interesting case study for media innovation comes from The Washington Post with the launch of its new interactive video analysis tool and social media tracking for the media organisation’s video coverage of the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. … Continue reading

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Publishing data – Black Box of Journalism Unpacked

Media organisations are opening up their APIs and data to the public, developers, journalists and audience at large, which should help produce new stories, data visualizations, mash-ups and other forms of digital storytelling. The Washington Post has launched an API … Continue reading

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Startups within media companies – the way forward for innovation?

Huffington Post Labs, the innovation hub of the media organisation, launched its first project on August 29th, TechCrunch reports. The project, dubbed Highlights, is a user-generated web page displaying the most popular sentences from articles and blogs of Huffington Post. … Continue reading

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Researchers release prototype of ‘smart’ newspaper that plays audio

A print version of the Lancashire Evening Post has been created with a button to allow readers to press the newspaper and play audio. The “smart” newspaper is the latest prototype from an 18-month research project led by the University … Continue reading

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The familiar future face of newspapers

Every newsroom should have its own seer. Not to predict the next breaking news story (that’s half the fun of being a journalist, surely?) but to foresee how the newspaper model will change and adapt in the future. Keeping a … Continue reading

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