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

Futures Lab update #26: Online subscription models and automated journalism

By Reuben Stern on September 10, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Are online paywalls generating significant revenue? And what happens when computers write news stories?

Q&A with Ken Doctor: Successful paywalls that pave the way for mobile

By RJI on September 9, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Ken Doctor, author of "Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get," offers insight into the state of online subscription models and how they might set the stage for success on the mobile platform in this Q&A.

RJI links: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

By RJI on September 6, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
RJI links

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.

Bringing robust visualization to online journalism

By Celia Murray on September 6, 2013 0 Comments News
Trina Chiasson

Trina Chiasson spent years working within the media trying to boost connectivity for many nonprofit online campaigns. Chiasson will be developing Infoactive and conducting research into data visualization as part of her residential fellowship with the Reynolds Journalism Institute this fall.

RJI digital newsbook project offers free classroom resources

By RJI on September 5, 2013 0 Comments News
Newsbooks

Educators, students and the public can now access a collection of free newsbooks — e-books on a variety of timely, in-the-news subjects — from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s website.

Reynolds Fellow to build bridges between startups and news and advertising corporations

By RJI on September 4, 2013 0 Comments News
Kim Garretson

The numbers are sobering when considering the media industry and its main source of revenue — advertising, said Kim Garretson, non-residential fellow of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Futures Lab update #25: User-friendly video apps and WBEZ's Curious City

By Reuben Stern on September 3, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How should video be displayed in your mobile app? And what if audience members came along with you during the reporting process?

RJI links: Aug. 30, 2013

By RJI on August 30, 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.

Newsy brings curated video news to Newser

By RJI on August 29, 2013 0 Comments News
Newsy

Newsy, the award-winning multisource online and mobile video news service, and Newser, the online news site that presents the day’s news in easy-to-digest briefs, today announced that Newsy videos are now available on Newser.com.

Reynolds Fellow inspired to build 'a credibility layer for the Internet'

By Jennifer Nelson on August 28, 2013 0 Comments News
Dan Schultz

Dan Schultz wants to help remind people to think more carefully and critically about the information they come across every day.

Futures Lab update #24: Free infographics tools and innovation rain forests

By Reuben Stern on August 27, 2013 1 Comment Blogs

Think you don't have the skills to make an infographic? Think again. And what could innovators learn from a rain forest?

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
RJI links

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?