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Global Journalist International Women's Day

Thursday, March 10, 2011 Events
International Women's Day

In honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day Global Journalist invited the public to a live taping of its March 10 program.

The event, which was co-sponsored by Workforce of Women, took place in the Fred W. Smith Forum at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. A moderated conversation among in-studio panelists and call-in guests regarding the status of female journalists was be broadcasted live on KBIA, and a reception followed the event.

RJI Live

By RJI on February 14, 2011 Events

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RJI partners with radio stations to transform traditional community-centered news programming

By Reuben Stern on February 10, 2011 0 Comments News

Since radio first hit the airwaves, the amount of change is nearly unquantifiable. Everything from technologically advanced switchboards, to digital transmission, to satellites, to podcasts has moved the industry a long way from where it began.

NPR's project argo creates national content at the local level

Source Mediashift Idea Lab on December 20, 2010 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, Context-centric News, RJI fellow

Jason and the Argonauts were the mythological Greek heroes who set off on a quest for the Golden Fleece. Like its namesake, NPR's Project Argo is off on another noble quest -- to strengthen local journalism, particularly on digital platforms.

Coming soon to journalism: Matt Thompson sees the “Speakularity” and universal instant transcription

Matt Thompson, Context-centric News, RJI fellow

At some point in the near future, automatic speech transcription will become fast, free, and decent. And this moment — let’s call it the Speakularity — will be a watershed moment for journalism.
So much of the raw material of journalism consists of verbal exchanges — phone conversations, press conferences, meetings. One of journalism’s most significant production challenges, even for those who don’t work at a radio company, is translating these verbal exchanges into text to weave scripts and stories out of them.

Fight over NPR funding: is it a "culture war," or principled debate?

Source CURRENT.org on November 22, 2010 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, Context-centric News, Reynolds fellow

Matt Thompson of NPR's Argo Network produced a live blog of the session, which was inspired by a MediaShift article by Jessica Clark of American University's Center for Social Media.

Do you regret the error?

By David Cohn on November 12, 2010 0 Comments Blogs

 

 

 

 

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Few things in life are as certain as death and taxes. One thing that is also guaranteed, there will be errors in journalism. Nobody is perfect. The future of journalism won't be error free, but it will have a different attitude to how corrections are caught, fixed and dealt with. Some of those changes we have already observed, newspapers popularized the strikethrough, blogs popularized the strikethrough, but the changes are ongoing.

This Week in Review: An objectivity object lesson, a paywall is panned, and finding the blogger’s voice

Source Nieman Journalism Labs on November 12, 2010 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, RJI, The Atlantic

A singularly insightful conversation about blogging was sparked this week by Marc Ambinder, who wrote a thoughtful goodbye post at his long-running blog at The Atlantic. In it, Ambinder parsed out differences between good print journalism (ego-free, reliant on the unadorned facts for authority) and blogging (ego-intensive, requires the writer to inject himself into the narrative). With the switch from blogging to traditional reporting, Ambinder said, ”I will no longer be compelled to turn every piece of prose into a personal, conclusive argument, to try and fit it into a coherent framework that belongs to a web-based personality called ‘Marc Ambinder’ that people read because it’s ‘Marc Ambinder,’ rather than because it’s good or interesting.”

Can serendipity be managed?

By Brian Steffens on October 21, 2010 0 Comments Blogs

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So I'm scanning the calendar and I come across something labeled ODI. Mind you, this is the campus that recently honored Mort Walker, and there's a statue of Beetle Bailey in front of the Reynolds Alumni Center. Cartoons are sort of ingrained in the DNA culture here.

And it's Homecoming week here. Greektown, goes gaga, with cartoon skits and games Friday night, and ESPN GameDay is here. Face it, it's a cartoon atmosphere this week.

SNPA: Creating our future

By Brian Steffens on October 17, 2010 0 Comments Blogs

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From the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association annual convention, Austin, TX: Creating Our Future: The New Economics of Journalism

The opening day featured something old, and something new, both of which are likely pillars in building the future of news.

I think it’s reasonably well accepted that if news is going to be of value to the community it serves – by that, I mean value worth paying for to support the people who facilitate the delivery of that news – that such news must be credible and unique, not readily available elsewhere

Behind-the-scenes innovation: How NPR’s Project Argo is making life more efficient for its bloggers

Source Nieman Journalism Lab on October 13, 2010 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, Project Argo, RJI

Really good print journalism is ego-free. By that I do not mean that the writer has no skin in the game, or that the writer lacks a perspective, or even that the writer does not write from a perspective. What I mean is that the writer is able to let the story and the reporting process, to the highest possible extent, unfold without a reporter’s insecurities or parochial concerns intervening.

Was Marc Ambinder actually a blogger?

Source Matt Thompson, Snarkmarket on October 9, 2010 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, Context-centric News Websites, RJI

Really good print journalism is ego-free. By that I do not mean that the writer has no skin in the game, or that the writer lacks a perspective, or even that the writer does not write from a perspective. What I mean is that the writer is able to let the story and the reporting process, to the highest possible extent, unfold without a reporter’s insecurities or parochial concerns intervening.

Project Argo blog is for participants, but an interesting read for outsiders

Source Nieman Journalism Labs on August 26, 2010 0 Comments News
Matt Thompson, Context-centric News, RJI fellow

In the run-up to the launch of the D.C. local site TBD, the editors let future readers peek behind the curtain through a placeholder blog that teased new hires and plans for the project. The blog also did a great job of generating buzz; we tweeted quite a few links to the site.

New local health site combines journalism, social media

By Jane Stevens on June 1, 2010 0 Comments News

In the spring of 2009, during the last half of my fellowship at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, a group of Mizzou J-school students and professors worked with me to put together a prototype local health site called HealthCommons. Because the Lawrence Journal-World’s had the kind of flexible content management system we needed, I asked if they’d be interested in participating, and they agreed.

Reynolds Fellows Reunion: Celebrating Advancements in Journalism

Monday, April 26, 2010 - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 0 Comments Events
Donald W. Reynolds Fellows

As the 2009-2010 Donald W. Reynolds Fellows completed their Fellowship, the Fellows came together and presented their projects and work.

JurnosWiki

By Jane Stevens on March 1, 2009 0 Comments News

Jurnos are entrepreneurs. Jurnos come from all walks of life. Jurnos are community managers. Jurnos are community organizers. Jurnos are catalysts for economic enterprise. Jurnos embrace conversational media. Jurnos strive to serve and be trusted sources for their communities.

Mark Glaser host of MediaShift does live blog of RJI Collaboratory launch

By RJI on January 21, 2009 0 Comments News

I am virtually covering the all-day sessions at the RJI TalkFest today, held at the University of Missouri's Reynolds Journalism Institute. I will be watching in via Adobe Connect, where I can hear and see what's going on and chat in the chat room. The agenda includes sessions on community-building, advertising and marketing, news and information and mobile.

Jane Stevens' report after the launch event: "With crisis comes opportunity..."

By Jane Stevens on January 21, 2009 0 Comments News

More than 100 journalists, advertising experts, community activists, technology experts, librarians, educators and students gathered -- from Washington, D.C. to Hawaii, in person and virtually -- for an RJI Talkfest to launch the RJI Collaboratory, a news organization incubator for Web-based entrepreneurial journalists.

RJI Collaboratory Q&A

By RJI on January 21, 2009 0 Comments News

The Collaboratory is a news organization incubator for Web-based entrepreneurial journalists.

As the first example of how the RJI Collaboratory plans to be a solution-oriented organization, Dean Mills, the dean of the Missouri School of Journalism, announced the debut of the RJI Collaboratory network. The network is a Ning-based social network where people from many professions and walks of life will develop entrepreneurial journalism tools and projects.

Incubating a Collaboratory

By Jane Stevens on December 19, 2008 0 Comments News

Journalists, entrepreneurs, academics, and experts from the worlds of technology and business will gather on January 21, 2009 at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute for a one-day Talkfest called “Putting Feet on the Streets for Journalism.” The participants’ challenge: to develop plans for the RJI Collaboratory, a news organization incubator.