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RJI searches for the great ideas for tomorrow's journalism from citizens, journalists, scholars and technology innovators.

RJI links 12.21.12

By Brian Steffens on December 21, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
RJI Links

News and commentary from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

How press association ad networks can help newspapers compete online

By Matt (Sokoloff) Broffman on December 21, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Your ad here

One would think that the Internet would help these networks operate with even greater efficiency, but instead state and regional ad networks are still in the early stages online.

Thoughts from the field

By RJI on December 20, 2012 1 Comment Blogs
Thoughts from the field

There's a fine line between madness and genius, and you need a little of both to change the world.

Was this the "year of sustainability" for publishers?

By Lisa Skube on December 19, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Blue Chinese dragon

2012 launched rich with promise as the Year of the Dragon was predicted to yield high risks and high returns. We invite you to join the conversation right now!

RJI links 12.14.12

By Brian Steffens on December 14, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
RJI links

News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Local TV: The sleeping beasts in hyperlocal news

By Matt (Sokoloff) Broffman on December 11, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Television

Local TV stations may be in the best position to pursue and provide hyperlocal news.

Chapter one: How RJI came to be on TV

By Kent Collins on December 10, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Kent Collins

The mission: To put social media on steroids before, during and after the KETC weekly program and see if we can make the public forum broader and more diverse.

Nimble, product-centric media companies will win

By Alisa Cromer on December 9, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Alisa Cromer

Vendor or technology partner? Why media needs to change both the language and the way it communicates with technology companies.

RJI links 12.7.12

By Brian Steffens on December 7, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Journalism Accelerator shares tips, models, databases and more

By RJI on December 4, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Word cloud

Need guidance, ideas or inspiration on your journey building a sustainable news business? The Journalism Accelerator is home to a collection of more than 300 resources.

Collaborative multimedia series produced by journalists gives rural Missouri teens a voice

By Jennifer Nelson on December 3, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
My Life, My Town

A multimedia series led by journalists at two University of Missouri media organizations are giving rural teenagers a chance to speak out about the joys and struggles in small Missouri towns via ‘My Life, My Town’.

RJI links 11.30.12 Mobile: Wait no longer

By Brian Steffens on November 30, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Visions of Excellence exhibition showcases world’s finest photojournalism

By RJI on November 29, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Visions of Excellence exhibition showcases world’s finest photojournalism

Prestigious photojournalism program Pictures of the Year International (POYi) will feature its award-winning Visions of Excellence exhibition at the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans beginning Dec. 1 and running through January.

Defining your exit strategy to build a legacy

By RJI on November 26, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Journalism Accelerator

It felt odd to consider “exit strategy” at the recent Community Journalism Executive Training program (CJET), which brought nearly three dozen news organizations to Los Angeles for two days of intense, hands-on work developing specific business strategies and action plans.

RJI links 11.25.2012

By Brian Steffens on November 25, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Free to Tweet: Celebrate First Amendment and compete for $5,000 scholarship

By RJI on November 20, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Free to Tweet

During a 15-day online celebration of First Amendment rights, Dec. 1-15, high school and college students nationwide can win one of five $5,000 scholarships through the "Free to Tweet" competition.

Local digital preprints are a Black Friday opportunity

By Matt (Sokoloff) Broffman on November 20, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Black Friday

The real reason my family will buy at least one copy of the [Thanksgiving day] paper is for the coveted Black Friday deal inserts from retailers (also known as “preprints”).

RJI Fellows share new reporting tool for coverage of the economy

By RJI on November 19, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
David Herzog

Created during the 2012 campaign, Econocheck is a new tool to help reporters verify and contextualize economic claims.

Reynolds Fellow hopes to build the “trade journal of the future” for local news media

By Jennifer Nelson on November 19, 2012 0 Comments News
RJI fellow hopes to build the “trade journal of the future” for local news media

Publisher and editor Alisa Cromer of San Jose, Calif., wants to build a new kind of trade journal that uses emerging peer-sharing concepts to give business executives at news organizations the actionable ideas, tools and partners they need to survive and flourish.

RJI links 11.16.12

By Brian Steffens on November 16, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs