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Multi-source journalism and the rise of video: An inside look at Newsy

By RJI on February 19, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Newsy

In today’s Q&A, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute staff visit with Jim Spencer and Alexandra Wharton of Newsy, to learn more about the news service and its successes so far.

How to get the most from dashboard analytics

By RJI on February 14, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
How to get the most from dashboard analytics

Analytics are important and provide you with quite a bit of data. But you need to fully utilize this data to get your money’s worth. Look beyond page views, visitors and the top read stories.

RJI Digital Newsbook features background on New York Times story on Florida School for Boys

By RJI on February 12, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
DPA digital newsbook features background on investigation of Florida School for

The Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla., closed in 2011 following reports of abuse, neglect and even the death of the young boys sent there by the state.

Use social media to interact with subscribers

By RJI on February 11, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Social media

This is the third article in a four-part series and provides social media tips, that are simple, and fast adjustments you can make today.

Social-classifieds company adFreeq to enter Chinese market with grant from Chinese government

By Jennifer Nelson on February 8, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
adFreeq

A new division of the socially integrated classified ad platform, adFreeq LLC, incubated at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at the Missouri School of Journalism, is being developed for the Chinese market.

Digital media guru provides tips for creating tablet apps to reach younger audience

By RJI on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
Digital media guru provides tips for creating tablet apps to reach younger audie

Creating a tablet application for your news organization is challenging but doable. Be ready to admit your failures and build on them, said digital media guru Doug Bennett.

RJI, Nine Network use social media to expand Sandy Hook tragedy discussion

By Jennifer Nelson on February 5, 2013 0 Comments Experiments
Stay Tuned

Since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting tragedy was the talk of America in December, it was not hard to get St. Louis area residents to tweet and Facebook their thoughts for a new public affairs program — “Stay Tuned.”

Using email to help your news site

By RJI on January 29, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Using email to help your news site

This second of a four-part series provides tips for email newsletter opportunities, simple and fast adjustments you can make today.

Federated Media radio operations win LocalMediaInsider.com Top Ads Award for January

By Alisa Cromer on January 22, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Top Ads

Two of Federated Media's radio operations are the winners in LocalMediaInsider's first Top Ads Awards in conjunction with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and 15 media associations.

Engage younger readers in news through social gaming

By Jennifer Nelson on January 22, 2013 0 Comments
MU Researcher encourages news organizations to create social gaming sites to att

Creating social games is one way news organizations can reach young people and engage them in reading news.

Futurist predicts how technology will affect journalism over the next decade

By Jennifer Nelson on January 14, 2013 1 Comment Ideas
Michael Rogers

Although much of our lives is already impacted by the cybersphere — how we shop, how we live, how we work, how we date — there’s “much, much more to come,” says Practical Futurist Michael Rogers.

Top 10 most-shared RJI content

By RJI on December 29, 2012 0 Comments Ideas
Top 10 most-shared RJI content

RJI Program Director for Digital Publishing Roger Fidler’s mobile device news consumption survey findings claimed the top three spots for the most-shared content.

Top 10 most-viewed videos

By RJI on December 28, 2012 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
Top 10 most-viewed videos 2012

The top most-viewed videos included an introductory tour of the new Application Development Lab.

Tips to optimize your news website

By RJI on December 27, 2012 0 Comments
Laptop news

This first of a four-part series provides website optimization tips, simple and fast adjustments you can make today.

Top 10 most-read blog posts

By RJI on December 27, 2012 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
Top 10 most-read blog posts 2012

The top read blogs were written by fellows including Paul Bolls, Joy Mayer and Peter Meng’ about their research work and findings.

Top 10 most-read news stories

By RJI on December 26, 2012 0 Comments Ideas
Top 10 most-read stories 2012

As 2012 wraps up and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute prepares to welcome 2013, we reflect on the top read stories and blog posts, as well as the most viewed videos from the year.

Reynolds Journalism Institute develops nonresidential fellowship for 2013-2014

By RJI on December 24, 2012 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
Reynolds Journalism Institute

Do you have an innovative idea to improve the practice or understanding of journalism you’ve wanted to try but haven’t had the resources or time?

Reynolds Fellow hopes to build the “trade journal of the future” for local news media

By Jennifer Nelson on November 19, 2012 0 Comments Ideas
RJI fellow hopes to build the “trade journal of the future” for local news media

Publisher and editor Alisa Cromer of San Jose, Calif., wants to build a new kind of trade journal that uses emerging peer-sharing concepts to give business executives at news organizations the actionable ideas, tools and partners they need to survive and flourish.

Reynolds Fellow explores local ad solution for hyperlocal sites

By Jennifer Nelson on November 15, 2012 4 Comments Ideas
Laptop with darts

As newspapers struggle to figure out how to make online news coverage profitable, there have been many independent journalists and bloggers stepping up to fill in the gaps left by newspaper cutbacks. It’s important to help these independent content creators gain new revenue streams, said Missouri School of Journalism Alumnus Matt Sokoloff, of Orlando.

Research team to look at “bigger picture” analysis of Twitter’s impact on presidential debate viewer’s engagement

By Jennifer Nelson on November 15, 2012 0 Comments Research
Twitter

With the presidential debates and election over, a University of Missouri-based Twitter analysis research team is beginning to really process and analyze “the bigger picture” of Twitter’s impact on debate viewer’ political engagement.