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America’s Test Kitchen, “the Consumer Reports of cooking,” wants to grow to new platforms
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The bot, which analyzes play calling by NFL coaches in pressure situations, now factors in team strength and the increasing accuracy of kickers. It’s also now open source.
“As I went through these articles and came across a text quote, I kept thinking, ‘Why can’t I just click on it and see the corresponding part of the video and get the full experience of how they said it?’”
“We built Quartz to be a new kind of news organization. And part of that is delivering on a rapid cycle of experimentation and new products.”
The open-source tool lets reporters contribute contacts to a centralized newsroom collection of sources — but it can also be used to build larger reader-facing data products.
“We want to learn from others who are doing good things, and when we learn things we share them as well.” Justin Ellis
What separates the successful innovation projects from their peers? Preparing for resistance, being agile about audience, and getting the user experience right.
dont read the comments
There’s no easy fix for comments, which is why Knight’s spending $4 million on software they hope can fit any newsroom’s needs: “It should be a bunch of parts that you can assemble and reassemble.”
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572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
502Podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, and trouble for incumbents
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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