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

ASNE13 Day 2: Diversity, news literacy

By RJI on June 26, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
ASNE

The second day of the annual ASNE convention included conversations about diversity in the newsroom and challenges facing news literacy.

Reconnecting citizens and government: Reynolds Fellow to tackle community election coverage

By Jennifer Nelson on June 25, 2013 0 Comments News
Scott Swafford

Reporting on local elections to help voters make more informed decisions is one of the most important roles a newspaper can play. Unfortunately, many small community newsrooms struggle to provide adequate coverage if they provide it at all, says Scott Swafford, senior city editor at the Columbia Missourian.

ASNE13: CEOs, innovators look ahead

By Brian Steffens on June 25, 2013 0 Comments News
ASNE

The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) kicked off its annual convention Monday with two key panels: “View from the C-Suite” and eight views of innovation in the newsroom.

Futures Lab update #15: Interactive video, Google Glass apps, and second screen for local TV news

By Reuben Stern on June 25, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How can online video become interactive? What goes into a Google Glass app? And how might mobile devices enhance local TV news?

RJI contest winners visit Microsoft

By Mike McKean on June 24, 2013 0 Comments News
RJI contest winners visit Microsoft

The winners of the 2013 RJI Student Competition advanced their new business while visiting the main campus of Microsoft Corporation in suburban Seattle last week.

RJI Links 6.21.2013

By Brian Steffens on June 21, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
RJI Links

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

Newsy helps MSN deliver custom online and mobile video news

By RJI on June 18, 2013 0 Comments News
MSN and Newsy

Newsy, the award-winning multisource online and mobile video news network, announced a long-term editorial relationship with MSN to deliver customized video news to the millions of people who visit MSN each month.

Futures Lab update #14: Mobile apps, citizen reporters and Internet cars

By Reuben Stern on June 18, 2013 1 Comment Blogs

Is your mobile app offering the right features? Could your audience cover the news? And will radio survive in a world of Internet cars?

KBIA content director to speak about drone program at global editors conference in Paris

Missouri Journalism Drone Project

There are environmental/agriculture stories to be told about pollution and drought that have the potential of being shared only from a bird’s eye view using video-capturing drones, said Scott Pham, content director at KBIA radio.

RJI links 6.14.2013

By Brian Steffens on June 14, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
RJI Links

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

Keep up with journalism innovation on the go: RJI’s weekly video digest now available on iPad

By Jennifer Nelson on June 13, 2013 0 Comments News
Futures Lab

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.

Lessons on multiplatform publishing from the Columbia Missourian

By Reuben Stern on June 11, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Futures Lab extra: 10 lessons on multiplatform publishing

Futures Lab update #13: Lessons on multiplatform publishing

By Reuben Stern on June 11, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Is your newsroom ready to publish on four platforms at once? Learn how one newsroom took on that challenge.

"Solutions" and journalism grow closer together -- what are implications for independence?

By Bill Densmore on June 5, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Jan Schaffer

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?

Fall class of fellows is largest in 5-year history of Reynolds Journalism Institute

By RJI on June 5, 2013 2 Comments News
Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

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.

Futures Lab update #12: Freelancer tools, digital subscriptions and innovation advice

By Reuben Stern on June 4, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Is there a better way to manage freelancers? What can news organizations learn from companies like Netflix? And how could you foster more innovation in your newsroom?

RJI Links 5.31.2013

By Brian Steffens on May 31, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

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

Social-media-driven adFreeq launches offices in Missouri and China

By Jennifer Nelson on May 30, 2013 0 Comments News
asFreeq

The future looks bright for social-classifieds company adFreeq as it announced the opening of three new offices — including one on the other side of the world.

Gadget guru offers predictions about technology trends and how they may impact journalism

By Jennifer Nelson on May 29, 2013 0 Comments News
Drone

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.

Reynolds Fellow develops membership capture platform to help newspapers attract new subscribers, revenue

By Jennifer Nelson on May 29, 2013 0 Comments News
Lure

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.