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

Garretson: Real_Inno RJI research: Connecting startup ecosystems to enterprises seeking innovation

By Kim Garretson on October 1, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Kim Garretson

A member of the first class of non-resident fellows at RJI, my research will focus on connecting early-stage companies with the research capabilities of the institute.

Journalytics: Getting publishers to think like marketers

By Jennifer Nelson on October 1, 2013 0 Comments News
Matt Booher

Journalists are constantly reminded to never assume anything when writing articles — this is great advice when approaching analytics, too. Matt Booher, director of insights and innovation at Empower Media Marketing, recently spoke about the importance of Web analytics and digital marketing measurement strategies at RJI.

RJI collaborates with Mather Economics and Inland Press Association to revamp newspaper cost and revenue study

By Jennifer Nelson on October 1, 2013 2 Comments News
Tom Slaughter

To assist newspapers with the planning process, Inland Press Association, in partnership with Mather Economics and the Reynolds Journalism Institute, is overhauling its comprehensive National Cost and Revenue Study to make it more modern and user-friendly.

Futures Lab update #29: Curating social media and adopting a startup mentality

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on October 1, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How can newsrooms turn social media fragments into community journalism? And are you thinking enough like a startup?

RJI links: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

By RJI on September 27, 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.

Mediatwits #96: Netflix wins Emmy awards, faces threats from Amazon, Fox-Comcast

By RJI on September 27, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits

This week, streaming video giant Netflix became the first non-TV network to win an award at this year’s Emmys with its slate of original programming headlined by “House of Cards.” But after receiving 14 nominations, the final count of three statuettes in Netflix’s collection underwhelmed many Emmys watchers.

Missouri towns' elected officials recognize need for better election coverage

By Scott Swafford on September 25, 2013 2 Comments Blogs
Scott Swafford

Those who run for public office in small communities say their local newspapers could do a far better job of engaging and informing their readers.

"The Practice of Journalism: Privacy, security and the First Amendment"

By RJI on September 25, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
"The Practice of Journalism: Privacy, security and the First Amendment"

The First Amendment was created to protect the free flow of information to citizens. Journalists serve as a proxy for the public. What are the flash points and decision trees we must wrestle with regarding the essential issues of privacy, national security and the definition of a member of the press?

LMA 2013: Print and digital are hard work; use the wind at your back

By Brian Steffens on September 25, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
LMA 2013: Print and digital are hard work; use the wind at your back

“Revenue” was all the talk at last week’s Local Media Association annual publishers conference, as well it should be for publishers. But the buzz moved beyond print and pay models to alternative non-news revenue opportunities.

Paying attention to the shield law’s critics

By Eric Newton on September 24, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Eric Newton

When a Senate committee this month approved the “Free Flow of Information Act of 2013,” applause was heard from scores of media shield law supporters. Yet magazine websites told a different story, one of a flawed law with holes that worry “even some supporters.” Shouldn’t the critics get more attention in the mainstream coverage?

Futures Lab update #28: Hyperlocal profitability, national ads, and learning from startups

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on September 24, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Are hyperlocal sites a business model that works? And how could local news sites attract more national advertisers?

RJI links: Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

By RJI on September 20, 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.

The Five-Year Reset: The industry buzz, then and now

By RJI on September 20, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
The Five-Year Reset: The industry buzz, then and now

Randy Picht and Edson Tandoc presented on what journalism was thinking about five years ago when RJI first opened its doors and what we're thinking about those topics now in 2013.

Mediatwits #95: Hate speech and Miss America: Where do publishers draw the line?

By RJI on September 20, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits

In the digital age, speed is key. So when an event is unfolding – say, the crowning of the new Miss America, or a mass shooting in the capital – online communities respond almost instantaneously. The media is never too far behind, often feeding off social media.

The View from CoMo: On disruption and the act of journalism

By Chris Shipley on September 18, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Broken glass Photo: Eric Schmuttenmaer/Flickr

For nearly 30 years, I have documented what my friend Mark Zawaki calls the “disruption business.” In Mark’s thesis, startups and Silicon Valley are not about innovation so much as they are about disruption.

"The Funding of Journalism: Practice, research and future"

By Jennifer Nelson on September 17, 2013 0 Comments News
The Funding of Journalism: Practice, research and future

Highlights from the "The Funding of Journalism: Practice, research and future" panel held at Five Years Past/Five Years Forward: Next Steps for Sustaining Journalism.

Futures Lab update #27: Looking forward with a Yahoo executive, and the well-funded news startup Ozy

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

Will Internet giants like Yahoo dominate the future of news? Or will it be news-related startups like Ozy?

Reynolds Fellow driven to help journalists, consumers improve the quality, credibility of information in the social stream

By Jennifer Nelson on September 17, 2013 0 Comments News
Chris Shipley

“Information — accurate or otherwise — travels at the speed of a ‘like’ button,” says technology journalist Chris Shipley.

After the Media Establishment: Who will the news players be in 2018?

By Jennifer Nelson on September 17, 2013 1 Comment News
Rob Barrett

Almost anyone can be an online news distributor nowadays. This is just one trend Rob Barrett, Yahoo’s vice president of news and finance, shared that he feels will likely be seen in the next five years.

Ozyism #1: Super differentiated and tasty

By Brian Steffens on September 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Carlos Watson
Updated Sept. 17, 2013: Some of the many inspiring things about the Reynolds Journalism institute are meeting new people, exposure to their work and their enthusiasm for that work, and sharing all that with others in our circles of friends, colleagues and fellow travelers. It’s a vibrant outcome from RJI’s focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.