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    What do you need to help you cover stories about science? This nonprofit’s hitting the road to find out

    Last year, a nonprofit launched with the mission of connecting journalists to scientific experts. Now, SciLine is getting ready for a road trip to visit local newsrooms and figure out what they need.

    SciLine is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which publishes the journal Science, and gets philanthropic funding from a number of organizations, including the Knight Foundation. (Disclosure: Knight helps fund my coverage of local news innovation.)

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    These tools will help you find the right images for your stories

    It's a hard sell to get anyone to read an article online if that article doesn't have an image. Most audiences find posts through social or search, both of which have a visual element. Articles without images show up as boring texts blocks that few will see and even fewer will click through.

    But what do you do if you don't have an image? Luckily, there are a variety of image hosting sites with generous licenses that journalists can sort through. No image, no problem.

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    Report for America’s heading to Texas, Chicago, Mississippi and more

    Report for America announced eight new local newsrooms where it will place journalists in year-long reporting projects. Eighty-five newsrooms applied for the open spots.

    Here are those newsrooms and their projects:

    Dallas Morning News – Coverage of second-generation Hispanic immigrants

    KRWG, Las Cruces, New Mexico – Coverage of education, health care, economic development and sustainability

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    Ready to start thinking about making money from your audience? Here’s a primer.

    A new report released Wednesday offers a guide for journalists and organizations interested in different ways newsrooms are making money from their audiences.

    “Guide to Audience Revenue and Engagement” digs into various forms of revenue, how they’re different from each other and the role culture plays in creating successful revenue strategies.  

    And it's not about the tote bags.

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    Their cities may be Super Bowl rivals, but these newsrooms teamed up

    Before the Philadelphia Eagles got ready to take on the New England Patriots in the 2018 Super Bowl this Sunday, journalists in Philly and Minneapolis had a little competition going themselves.

    Both cities had a shot at the Super Bowl and played each other in the NFC title game. 

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    These tools will help you parse treasures from trends in your archives

    All news organizations want to increase social engagement and traffic flow to their sites. Short of hiring more staff or buying followers (hint: don't do that), the easiest way to get a boost in traffic is to post to social at untraditional times, most often overnight. 

    But what to post? Most news organizations' archives are full of timely, still-relevant information that viewers would love to read. Here's how to surface those posts.

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    How these tiny Missouri newsrooms learned to be smarter about social media

    For the last two years at an annual conference, publishers and editors of Missouri newspapers got a few extra hours to sit with a journalism student and learn a new skill. 

    It's affectionally called their build-a-bear workshop, said Randy Picht, executive director of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, Columbia. The students taught either Facebook or Twitter skills. They checked in with those publications six months later, and the accounts were still active. 

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