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RJI links 12.7.12

By Brian Steffens on December 7, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Journalism Accelerator shares tips, models, databases and more

By RJI on December 4, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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Need guidance, ideas or inspiration on your journey building a sustainable news business? The Journalism Accelerator is home to a collection of more than 300 resources.

RJI links 11.30.12 Mobile: Wait no longer

By Brian Steffens on November 30, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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RJI links 11.25.2012

By Brian Steffens on November 25, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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Local digital preprints are a Black Friday opportunity

By Matt (Sokoloff) Broffman on November 20, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Black Friday

The real reason my family will buy at least one copy of the [Thanksgiving day] paper is for the coveted Black Friday deal inserts from retailers (also known as “preprints”).

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

By Jennifer Nelson on November 19, 2012 0 Comments News
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.

RJI links 11.16.12

By Brian Steffens on November 16, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

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Reynolds Fellow explores local ad solution for hyperlocal sites

By Jennifer Nelson on November 15, 2012 4 Comments News
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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.

RJI links 11.9.12 Missourian looks at new RJI endowment

By Brian Steffens on November 9, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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Matt Sokoloff: As paywalls evolve, so does the perception of paywalls

Source StreetFight on November 2, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Sokoloff, advertising networks, Reynolds Fellow, RJI

For a very long time I really wasn’t a fan of paywalls. I felt that people expected content on the Internet to be free, and if hyperlocal and regional news sites began charging, the audience would go somewhere else. There’s still some truth to that concept, but it’s time to acknowledge that, overall, people are starting to get used to paying for content online — especially on smartphones and tablets.

As paywalls evolve, so does the perception of paywalls

By Matt (Sokoloff) Broffman on November 2, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Paywalls

For a very long time I really wasn’t a fan of paywalls. I felt that people expected content on the Internet to be free, and if hyperlocal and regional news sites began charging, the audience would go somewhere else.

RJI links 11.2.12

By Brian Steffens on November 2, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

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RJI links 10.26.12 Fellow David Cohn launches Circa, atomic units of news

By Brian Steffens on October 28, 2012 1 Comment Blogs
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RJI Fellow David Cohn has launched his newest adventure. Check it out here along with other news and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

Reynolds Fellow hopes to harness valuable online newspaper content while protecting it from pirates

By Jennifer Nelson on October 25, 2012 4 Comments News
Connie Farrow

After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1984 to pursue a career in newspapers, alumna Connie Farrow never imagined she’d be returning to campus in 2012 to help newspapers in a slightly different role.

Missourian experiments with membership pay model, launches new apps

By RJI on October 24, 2012 0 Comments News
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With RJI support, Missourian launches multi-platform membership model to provide news and advertising wherever and however readers choose to access it.

RJI links 10.21.12

By Brian Steffens on October 21, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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True innovation in local news organizations still lacking

Source StreetFight on October 19, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Sokoloff, advertising networks, Reynolds Fellow, RJI

It’s exciting to see many local news organizations transforming into “digital first” operations. After many years of slow progress, traditional media entities are finally taking the necessary steps to join the modern world of socially driven, 24/7 digital news. But while these are certainly steps in the right direction, it’s unclear that they are helping drive revenue, build working business models, or spur true product innovation.

RJI links 10.12.12

By Brian Steffens on October 12, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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MU researchers find outlook optimistic for print media

Source Maneater on October 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Even with the loss of advertising revenue and subscriptions, newspaper publishers hold an optimistic view of the future of print journalism, a study conducted by MU researchers found.

Hyperlocal online ads to get super-sized?

By Matt (Sokoloff) Broffman on October 9, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

Imagine a local restaurant owner who realizes he has a lot of open tables on a given evening. He pulls up his computer and places an ad on the plasma screens at the theater venue down the street offering a special to the theater patrons hoping to drive traffic into his restaurant.