NPR bridges a gap between radio and digital, media innovations for an evolving audience, the possibility of a truncated New York Times and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:
NPR One delivers a curated public radio stream for the smartphone era
Radio is an increasingly perplexing mode of content delivery as we gain access to more and better streaming services with on-demand programming. But the serendipity of radio is still appealing, the ability to turn on and tune in without having to monitor, tweak and pester. That’s why it’s great that NPR is looking to deliver its public programming in a way that combines the benefits of both streaming and traditional terrestrial radio via a new app called NPR One. (Tech Crunch, 7/28)
Three innovations in participative journalism that will change the media industry
As modern media outlets struggle with the uncertainty of journalism’s future, they should keep a close eye on social entrepreneurs who are pioneering new media models by reimagining the roles of the audience, the journalist, and the media enterprise. (Forbes, 7/24)
The New York Times is considering the introduction of a truncated version of its daily print edition at a discounted rate as the paper mulls new strategies for maximizing the number of people who pay to read its content. (Capital, 7/30)
Five tools to transform or enhance text-heavy articles
During the news:rewired conference last week, Ezra Eeman of Journalism Tools gave delegates a list of essential tools journalists should be aware of when creating enganging content for their audiences. (journalism.co.uk, 7/28)
The newsonomics of how and why
When people talk about explanatory journalism, the focus is on new players like Vox and FiveThirtyEight, or on giants like the Times and the Post. But can connecting the dots trickle down to the local level? (Nieman Journalism Lab 7/25)
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