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

Usage of downloaded news apps reveals some striking differences

By Roger Fidler on August 26, 2013 2 Comments News
2013 Q1 Research Report 4: Usage of downloaded news apps reveals some striking d

The percent of all smartphone and/or tablet users who indicated that they had downloaded at least one news app jumped from about 30 percent in Q1 2012 to nearly 60 percent in Q1 2013.

RJI links: Aug. 23, 2013

By RJI on August 23, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
RJI links: Aug. 23, 2013

To help you navigate our fast-changing industry, RJI collects and assembles some of the top stories from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

Futures Lab's Mike McKean one of two new Mizzou Advantage facilitators

By RJI on August 22, 2013 0 Comments News
Mike McKean

Mike McKean has been appointed as facilitator for the Mizzou Advantage: Media of the Future area.

Futures Lab update #23: Multimedia story tools and lessons from a journalism fellowship

By Reuben Stern on August 20, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Could multimedia storytelling get any easier? And what exactly does someone learn during a journalism fellowship?

Reynolds Fellow will explore making passive TV news watching more interactive with second screen

By Jennifer Nelson on August 20, 2013 0 Comments News
Stacy Woelfel

TV news broadcasters have limited time and space to share a story before transitioning to the next story in a newscast. However, second screen engagement offers the potential for viewers to learn more about and interact with the stories they care about, said Stacey Woelfel, news director at KOMU-TV.

Decoding collaboration part 2: News collaborations — defining impact

By RJI on August 19, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Decoding collaboration part 2: News collaborations — defining impact

Jo Ellen Green Kaiser, who leads The Media Consortium, has been going deep on collaboration in her work. Here, she generously offers a number of insights, with this the second of her three-part series.

RJI links: Aug. 16, 2013

By RJI on August 16, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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To help you navigate our fast-changing industry, RJI collects and assembles some of the top stories from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

Decoding collaboration part 1: Can or should news collaboration be forced?

By RJI on August 15, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Jo Ellen Green Kaiser

Jo Ellen Green Kaiser, who leads The Media Consortium, has been going deep on collaboration in her work. Here she generously offers a number of insights, with this the first of her three part series.

Futures Lab update #22: Comments via ReadrBoard, and success at the Deseret News

By Reuben Stern on August 13, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Could reader comments be better organized? And how is the Deseret News increasing circulation and revenue?

NDX Data Services Group and RJI announce partnership for data-driven initiatives in newspaper enterprise and innovation

By RJI on August 13, 2013 0 Comments News
NDX

NDX data services group will partner with the University of Missouri’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) on data-driven studies and initiatives to help the newspaper industry learn more about its fast-changing landscape.

RJI links: Aug. 9, 2013

By RJI on August 9, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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RJI, University of Missouri Libraries team up to address digital archiving of news

By Jennifer Nelson on August 7, 2013 1 Comment News
Edward McCain

Edward McCain was deeply concerned as he watched the Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen, a newspaper he had once worked for, close its doors without a good system in place to preserve and access its print or online archives.

Futures Lab update #21: SimulTV, micro video and smarter analytics

By Reuben Stern on August 5, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Is one screen really better than two? Is six seconds of video enough time to do anything? And how could newsrooms be smarter with analytics?

RJI links: Aug. 2, 2013

By RJI on August 2, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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Reynolds Fellow team drives digital change for journalism education

By Jennifer Nelson on July 31, 2013 1 Comment News
Eric Newton

With the digital age rapidly changing journalism, it’s difficult for journalists and journalism educators to stay abreast of new innovations and technologies. “The digital age has turned journalism upside down and inside out,” says Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president at the Knight Foundation.

Giving women journalists a voice

By Jennifer Nelson on July 30, 2013 0 Comments News
Yong Volz

With gender disparity still present in some newsrooms, the accomplishments and contributions of women journalists aren’t always acknowledged in the public eye. Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor Yong Volz wants to give women journalists a chance to speak up.

Futures Lab update #20: Data tools, multiplatform skills, and innovation at The New York Times

By Reuben Stern on July 28, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How are new tools changing data journalism? And how does The New York Times executive editor encourage new ideas?

RJI links: July 26, 2013

By RJI on July 26, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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Mobile survey: Usage of smartphones together with tablets for news has more than doubled

By Jennifer Nelson on July 23, 2013 0 Comments News
RJI-DPA mobile media research

A 2013 mobile media news consumption survey found that women have been rapidly adopting the use of tablets — especially mini tablets — as their mobile device of choice.

Futures Lab update #19: Reporting apps, GitHub, and election coverage

By Reuben Stern on July 22, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Which reporting apps should you have on your smartphone? And how might other newsrooms contribute to your online projects?