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

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.

Futures Lab update #11: Creating e-books and tapping into Reddit

By Reuben Stern on May 28, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Are e-books worth the effort? And what kind of journalism could be done via Reddit?

Mobile news startup Circa names editor-in-chief

By RJI on May 28, 2013 0 Comments News
Anthony De Rosa

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.

RJI Links 5.24.2013

By Brian Steffens on May 24, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
RJI Links

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

Futures Lab update #10: PANDA, Meograph and mapping tools

By Reuben Stern on May 21, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Could PANDA rid your newsroom of "sad data"? And how can you create new kinds of maps and multimedia?

Reynolds Fellow launches media technology ratings and review site

By RJI on May 21, 2013 0 Comments News
Alisa Cromer

The first Angie's list-style review site for media technology, MediaExecsTech was launched officially this week. MediaExecsTech was part of a fellowship at RJI this past year.

RJI Links 5.17.2013

By Brian Steffens on May 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
RJI Links

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

Best Twitter practices for journalists

By RJI on May 16, 2013 1 Comment Blogs
Twitter

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.

RJI Futures Lab update #9: Gadgets and tech trends

By Reuben Stern on May 14, 2013 1 Comment Blogs

What new gadgets are most likely to change the reporting process? And how might technology shape news delivery in the future?

Social-classifieds company adFreeq awarded $50,000 St. Louis Arch Grant

By RJI on May 14, 2013 0 Comments News

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.

RJI Links 5.10.2013

By Brian Steffens on May 10, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
RJI Links

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