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

Pictures of the Year International now accepting entries for 71st competition

By RJI on December 18, 2013 0 Comments News
POY

The world’s best photojournalism — including still photography, e-books and documentaries — will be judged during the 71st Pictures of the Year International competition at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI).

Futures Lab update #40: News tailored for mobile platforms

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on December 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How can 12 people update nearly 150 stories a day? And what's it like to watch video news on Google Glass?

Twitter in the journalist’s toolbox

By Chris Shipley on December 16, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Twitter

In the quest to deliver accurate, breaking news, Twitter may be a journalist’s worst enemy — or best tool.

Trina Chiasson on infographics and the role of design in launching Infoactive

By RJI on December 13, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Trina Chiasson

Judy Siegel is a senior user experience designer at CNN Digital in Atlanta. She had a chance to sit down with Trina Chiasson, 2013-2014 Reynolds Fellow and co-founder/CEO of Infoactive, at the 2013 SND conference in Louisville, Ky.

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

By RJI on December 13, 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.

E.W. Scripps acquires Newsy for $35 million

By RJI on December 11, 2013 0 Comments News
Newsy

Newsy, the digital video news service based in Columbia, Mo., was acquired by E.W. Scripps yesterday for $35 million.

Futures Lab update #39: The evolution of video storytelling

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on December 10, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What does effective video journalism look like in a world awash in smartphone-created footage?

Mediatwits #104 Special: Crowdfunding the news, musicals, documentaries and more

By RJI on December 6, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 104

As traditional sources of funding for media become harder to come by, many digital media purveyors are turning to a new source: crowdfunding. The fundraising method has gained traction in a diverse cross-section of the industry, from musical productions to news magazines.

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

By RJI on December 6, 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.

The disruptive power of choice: Are too many options eroding credibility, relevance of news?

By Chris Shipley on December 5, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Sunglasses

Ample and ongoing research into the shifting habits of news consumers and the perceptions of credibility and trustworthiness of news sources identify significant changes in news consumer behavior over the past two decades. For a time at least, it seemed that the more news that was available to news consumers, the less that news was perceived as credible.

Futures Lab update #38: Newsroom architecture, online pay models and audience connection

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on December 3, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Is your newsroom designed for online success? And why did a pay model work at The New York Times?

RJI links: Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

By RJI on November 29, 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.

Futures Lab update #37: Apps and tips for mobile reporting

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on November 26, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What's the best way to use smartphones for reporting and video storytelling? And which mobile apps might help?

Talking about infographics at SND

By Trina Chiasson on November 25, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
What is an infographic?

"An effective infographic is the result of combining pictures with words," said Alberto Cairo, author of "The Functional Art," at the Society for News Design (SND) conference. Earlier this month, I took a trip to Louisville, Ky., to connect with journalists and designers who work hard to tell great visual stories.

RJI to provide research support for newly merged St. Louis news organization

By Jennifer Nelson on November 25, 2013 0 Comments News
St. Louis Beacon

The University of Missouri Board of Curators has approved the merger of the St. Louis Beacon online newspaper and St. Louis Public Radio.

RJI links: Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

By RJI on November 22, 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.

Mediatwits #103: When traditional companies incubate, invest in startups

By RJI on November 22, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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From Hearst to Warner Bros., many media giants are opening their doors to startups, creating incubators within their companies to develop media startups, or starting venture arms to invest in them. Many of these startups focus on content and advertising for digital environments.

The tyranny of screen number one

By Stacey Woelfel on November 21, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
The tyranny of screen number one

Television has been the king of screens for generations, but patterns of so-called "second screen" consumption are beginning to challenge TV's reign. Perhaps our obsession with ordering our screens is the problem and is holding us back from the proper approach to content creation and delivery.

Futures Lab update #36: Data apps, news experiences, and the newscast format

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on November 19, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What kind of news experience are you offering your audience? And does it include interactive data apps?

RJI links: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

By RJI on November 15, 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.