Representatives from Hearst will provide students with information on the Reynolds Journalism Institute's fourth annual student competition at a meeting Wednesday. Along with Hearst, RJI is partnering with Adobe, Google and Sprint to sponsor the contest.
For the competition, teams of students will work to create journalism-based applications for Google’s Android operating system.
“Each year, we try to find an emerging technology to wrap the competition around,” competition organizer Keith Politte said. “We just figured this year, with the emergence of the Android operating system, we should dive into that because we wanted to be practical. The Android just made sense, especially given the partners we had.”
Past competitions have centered on the iPhone and the Adobe Flash Catalyst program.
Any MU student is welcome to compete. In fact, Politte said the competition encourages the intermingling of different academic programs.