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Summary: Who Uses Mobile Media Devices?

By RJI on June 4, 2012 1 Comment

Two-thirds of U.S. adults use at least one mobile media device in their daily lives. Roger Fidler’s recent research aims to answer questions about this use: what people are the most likely to consume news on a mobile device, and what devices do they use?

Student Winners Demo Product at Hearst Headquarters

By RJI on May 25, 2012 0 Comments Ideas
RJI 2012 Hearst Interactive Media Student Competition: Analytics & New Revenues

Team Scope, winners of the 2012 Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Competition, demonstrated their story recommendation engine and self-service advertising network this week to newspaper, television, magazine and digital media executives at Hearst Tower in New York.

RJInnovation Week Videos

By RJI on May 9, 2012 0 Comments Ideas Experiments Research
RJInnovation Week

Watch the full sessions from RJInnovation Week

RJI-DPA Tablet Research Project

The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) is conducting a multi-year study to gain a better understanding of how owners of Apple iPads and similar media tablets use these mobile devices in their daily lives and how their use of media tablets may influence the future of journalism and the news media.

Local News/Ad Widget Wins 2012 RJI Hearst Student Competition

By RJI on April 25, 2012 0 Comments Experiments
RJI Student Competition

One MBA candidate, two IT undergrads and four journalism students from the University of Missouri have won the 2012 RJI Student Competition with a widget that gives local advertisers a self-service network to blend their messages with highly-sought and personalized news content on Hearst newspaper websites.

TEDxMU makes inaugural appearance at RJI

By RJI on April 24, 2012 0 Comments Ideas

On April 14, 2012, RJI played host to TEDxMU, the Mizzou campus’ first independently organized version of TED, the global set of conferences formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading." Featuring a diverse lineup of speakers, the day-long event offered a spectrum of topics that were selected from more than 60 prospective presenters.

Reynolds Journalism Institute names Randy Picht, of the Associated Press, as executive director

By RJI on April 13, 2012 3 Comments Ideas
Randy Picht, RJI Executive Director

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism has named Randy Picht as its executive director. Picht will be the second executive director for the institute, which was created in 2004 with a $31 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. He succeeds Pam Johnson, who retired at the end of 2011.

Keith Politte talks TEDx

By RJI on April 12, 2012 0 Comments

RJI's Keith Politte talks with Sarah Hill on U_News about the TEDx event

Reynolds Fellow, HCD Research partner to improve how digital news and advertising engages natural brain processes for better retention and understanding

By RJI on April 10, 2012 0 Comments Experiments
Donald W. Reynolds Fellows, 2011-2012

RJI has partnered with HCD Research to conduct studies that will enable advertisers and publishers to design digital advertising campaigns and news media websites that are more effective at communicating their messages to their target audiences.

Editor & Publisher names Will Sullivan as one of the 25 Under 35

By RJI on April 10, 2012 0 Comments Ideas

Every year Editor & Publisher selects 25 rising stars in journalism under the age of 35.

The Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Photography Center to host annual POYi program

By RJI on April 6, 2012 0 Comments
POYi, Pictures of the Year International, RJI

POYi, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Photography Center have partnered together to host the 2012 Pictures of the Year International awards ceremony.

Total and minority newsroom employment declines in 2011, but loss continues to stabilize

By RJI on April 4, 2012 1 Comment Research

Total newsroom employment at daily newspapers declined by 2.4 percent in 2011, while the loss in minority newsroom positions was 5.7 percent, according to a census released today by the American Society of News Editors and the RJI Insight and Survey Center at the Missouri School of Journalism.

ASNE moves to University of Missouri in new partnership

By RJI on April 3, 2012 0 Comments Ideas
ASNE, Reynolds Journalism Institute, University of Missouri School of Journalism

The nation’s premier organization for journalism leaders and one of the world’s leading institutions for journalism education and innovation are joining forces. The American Society of News Editors and the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism today announced a new partnership, including plans to move ASNE’s headquarters to the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute on the university’s Columbia, Mo., campus.

Reynolds Fellow debuts social media classified ad platform at Silicon Valley Launch Festival

By RJI on March 8, 2012 2 Comments Experiments

Peter Meng, 2011-2012 fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri School of Journalism has developed a digital classified ad platform that incorporates social media to help newspapers win back classified advertising from other online sources. It is estimated that recent digital disruption of conventional classified advertising has cost traditional news organizations billions in lost revenues. Meng believes is platform will create a new, steady stream of revenue for news operations.

The Digital Storytelling Summit - Recorded Sessions

By RJI on March 6, 2012 0 Comments Ideas
Digital Storytelling Summit

The digital realm offers new ways for storytellers to engage audiences. Watch some of the most creative and talented players in Digital Storytelling for a look at what's possible as Mizzou prepares its own program for launch. From the worlds of digital publishing, feature film, documentary, advertising and photojournalism, we've gathered a star-studded cast of those working in transformational media forms. It's an exciting look at what's possible out there in terms of storytelling in digital formats.

The Digital Storytelling Summit was a gathering that inspired its audience with new knowledge, ideas and a better understanding of how the traditional form of storytelling is changing through the use of technology.

Fidler and Jenner to present at ASNE

By RJI on February 29, 2012 0 Comments Ideas

Roger Fidler and Mike Jenner will provide editors with insights and possible strategies derived from their recent mobile media and paid content research at the ASNE convention in Washington DC on April 2.

Weekly publishers optimistic about future

By Michael M. Jenner on February 28, 2012 0 Comments Research
Paid content comes of age

Despite an unfriendly economy and changes in reader and advertiser behavior, most weekly publishers are bullish on the future of community newspapers. In a recent survey, 72 percent expressed optimism about the future of newspapers. And while they see some promise in digital revenue, they believe print will play an enduring role: Two-thirds don’t envision a time when they’ll no longer produce a print edition.

MU Engages Students, Community with New High-Tech Interactive Game

By RJI on February 15, 2012 0 Comments Experiments

This week, the University of Missouri begins a one-of-a-kind technology-based online game that will engage students and community members in a new way. The game, called REBOOT Mizzou, will last for 10 weeks, from Feb. 12 to April 22. Like a traditional scavenger hunt, Reboot players will complete multiple missions and visit assigned locations.

Craig Walker of The Denver Post Named Photographer of the Year - Newspapers in Pictures of the Year International Competition

By Rick Shaw on February 14, 2012 1 Comment Ideas
Pictures of the Year International (POYi)

Photographer Craig Walker from The Denver Post achieved premier honors as the 2011 Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the 69th annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition.

The Reynolds Journalism Institute hosts the 69th annual POYi contest

By Rick Shaw on February 3, 2012 0 Comments Experiments
Pictures of the Year International (POYi)

Pictures of the Year International launches three consecutive weeks of judging the world’s most prestigious visual journalism, documentary photography, and journalistic multimedia. On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute welcomes 17 of the most respected visual journalists in the world to serve on the 69th annual jury panel. Judging will be webcast live from the Fred W. Smith Forum through Feb. 28. The Adobe Connect dedicated site can be accessed from the POYi website at