News leaders can now access insights into integrating new technologies and fostering innovation in their newsrooms at home on the couch, in the break room with colleagues or on their way to a meeting via a new iPad app.
There is increasing momentum driving the idea that mainstream journalism -- and the ethics training around it -- should include the notion that it is not only OK but essential for reporters to report and even help convene community conversation around "solutions" to problems. But what does this do to the notion of independence?
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism will have a record number of fellowships this fall with its new non-residential option and a greater number of applicants.
Imagine shooting video with a pair of glasses, refocusing a photo after shooting it or adding aerial video coverage to your news story to show the effects of pollution or drought. This describes just some of the technology we will see in the next few years, said Greg Harper during the recent RJI Tech Showcase.
Although a large number of consumers prefer shopping online, only about one percent of newspaper subscriptions come from online sales, said Matt Sokoloff, who recently wrapped up a fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.
Circa, the San Francisco startup that is rethinking news for mobile, has named Anthony De Rosa as editor in chief. "Together I know we will serve mobile readers in an unmatched fashion,” said Director of News David Cohn, a 2010-2011 Reynolds Fellow.
News editors no longer have to wait for AP updates or CNN videos, thanks to the meteoric spread of citizens armed with smart phones that can deliver photos, video and tweets even before local news trucks arrive on the scene.
adFreeq, a socially integrated classified ad system incubated at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, has been named one of the top 10 startup companies to watch in 2013 by Silicon Prairie News, a digital media company focused on highlighting and supporting entrepreneurs in the Midwest.