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RJI announces its 2015-2016 class of fellows

By RJI on May 5, 2015 0 Comments News

From exploring journalistic opportunities for wearable technology to helping smaller community newspapers provide digital services for advertisers, the ninth fellowship class of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute continues RJI’s commitment to nurturing and strengthening journalism’s service to citizens and their communities.

RJI Fellow’s oral history website shares stories, challenges and inspirations of female journalists

By Jennifer Nelson on April 28, 2015 0 Comments News

Herstory tells the stories of 34 veteran female journalists and the challenges, struggles and triumphs they faced in a historically male-dominated profession. The women were interviewed as part of the 2013-2014 RJI Fellowship of Yong Volz, an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Newsrooms and native advertising: Why not?

By Jaci Smith on April 23, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

As I begin to wind down my native advertising fellowship with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (but by no means my blogging here), I’ve turned my attention to the ethics involved in creating a successful program at a newspaper.

New DigitalEd training from MediaShift with partners RJI and BigMarker

Source Knight Digital Media Center on April 20, 2015 0 Comments

MediaShift announced that it is initially partnering with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri and the BigMarker browser-based online conferencing platform. The plan is to eventually partner with other journalism and communications schools.

Comics create immersive experience

Source It's All Journalism on April 17, 2015 0 Comments

“Ferguson Firsthand” sprang out of Archer’s fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.

Interested in the best of the mobile app world? Try Trio today

Source Sandbox News on April 14, 2015 0 Comments

Misha Leybovich, one such entrepreneur, created a company called Meograph. A grad from UC Berkeley for Engineering Science, as well as a business degree from MIT, Leybovich’s dreams ranged from mathematics to space (as an astronaut), travel, and, finally, settling down as a CEO. Misha saw the power and sales opportunities in mobile applications, and that is what his company built up on.

RJI Fellow Dan Archer interviewed for It's All Journalism podcast

Source It's All Journalism on April 13, 2015 0 Comments

Dan Archer is a graphics journalist, using comics and immersive technology to tell stories of depth and tragedy.

Look Ahead: Step into Another Dimension

Source Editor & Publisher on April 7, 2015 0 Comments

Journalism is evolving in ways some never pictured. However, Bimal Balakrishnan and Clyde Bentley of the University of Missouri (MU) are imagining it in 3-D.

Seattle's Best: Conrad Jungmann

By Brian Steffens on March 27, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
LION Digital Media

Nowhere has disruption in the news industry been more pronounced than in how we fund journalism. Our funding mechanisms have undergone profound changes. Brian Steffens spoke with Conrad Jungmann, founding partner of LION Digital Media, about what his group is doing to address this issue.

Trio: the next step in content creation

Source Rocky Mountain Collegian on March 25, 2015 0 Comments

Trio has supporters such as the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. For journalists, Trio can be a way to share the news in a way where companies can provide their assets, such as photos and videos, and users can make something with them, mashing it with their own content, to share their own take on current events and news.

Looking at a photographic image from another point of view: Yours

By Bimal Balakrishnan on March 24, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Dress wireframe

Good writers can conjure a vivid image in our minds with just words. But journalists also have long relied on illustrations, photographs and videos to enrich a story.

Inside The Texas Tribune: Before growing audience, let’s first understand it

By Tim Griggs on March 17, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Tim Griggs

Justin Ellis at Harvard’s Nieman Lab summed up the state of The Texas Tribune more astutely than I could in a piece commemorating our fifth anniversary: “Five years in, with the ledger looking good and the journalism running strong, the big question for the Tribune is: How do they find more readers?”

Transmedia Live: The next generation of storytelling

Source Vox Magazine on March 16, 2015 0 Comments

Documentary film can be more than an honest film on a giant screen. Discovering the virtually uncharted territory of interactive documentary, artists and journalists Dan Archer, Elaine Sheldon and Oscar Raby shared their work and methodology.

True/False Festival: Experience Ferguson shooting aftermath in virtual reality

Source St. Louis Public Radio on March 16, 2015 0 Comments

Can you imagine what it would have been like to be at the Canfield Green apartments when Michael Brown was shot? Graphic journalist Dan Archer can.

True/False Festival: Experience Ferguson shooting aftermath in virtual reality

Source St. Louis Chinese American News on March 13, 2015 0 Comments

Can you imagine what it would have been like to be at the Canfield Green apartments when Michael Brown was shot? Graphic journalist Dan Archer can. He's created a virtual representation of that day based on eyewitness accounts, news reports and grand jury testimony.

RJI Fellow’s e-book on working with data is subject of SXSW session

By Jennifer Nelson on March 13, 2015 0 Comments News
Trina Chiasson

Trina Chiasson, a 2013-2014 RJI Fellow, will share insights from “Data+Design,” an open source e-book about preparing data and building visualizations, during a SXSW session next week in Austin, Texas.

Columbia Missourian covers True/False Film Fest using 3-D imaging

By RJI on March 11, 2015 0 Comments News
True/false ninja

The Columbia Missourian took a new tack on “in-depth journalism” by offering its readers 3-D images of costumed participants in the True/False Film Fest in Columbia, Missouri.

In the new news ecosystem, getting paid requires asking, listening, personalizing, bundling and wholesale-retail pricing

By Bill Densmore on March 10, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Raining coins

When it comes to getting paid, who are news organizations competing with, and what can they do about it? First answer: They aren’t competing with each other. They are competing with all of the other things consumers spend information-access dollars on.

StoryAct designed to take news consumers from reading articles to taking action

By Jennifer Nelson on March 9, 2015 1 Comment News
Michael Skoler

Michael Skoler wants to take audience engagement with PRI beyond the share button at the end of a news article. As part of a new tool called StoryAct, visitors to will be offered opportunities to take actions as they read a story.

True/False virtual reality experience explores Ferguson shooting

Source KOMU on March 9, 2015 0 Comments

COLUMBIA - For the first time in True/False Film Fest history, festival goers had the chance to experience documentary journalism in a more immersive way - through virtual reality storytelling.