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Media Experts Huddle to Map a Plan for the Future of Digital News

Source Street Fight on May 20, 2015 0 Comments

Digital news publishers — especially at the community level — are in a fight for survival. Most news sites get crumbs in ad revenue compared to big commercial sites like Yahoo and Autotrader. Legacy publishers of daily newspapers do have paywalls for their digital platforms, but overall only low, single-digit percentages of visitors choose to pay the average $10 monthly cost for subscriptions.

New RJI Fellow to develop suite of apps to help streamline workflow of community journalists

By Jennifer Nelson on May 19, 2015 0 Comments News
Barrett Golding

A 2015-2016 RJI Fellow wants to streamline the workflow in small- to mid-sized newsrooms by creating apps to assist journalists in their day-to-day tasks. These tasks could range from fact-checking and finding free images to creating immersive multimedia presentations and previewing mobile versions of their articles.

Leader of NPR project Hearing Voices named RJI fellow

Source Current on May 19, 2015 0 Comments

The 12 new fellows at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute in Columbia, Mo., include Barrett Golding, leader of the NPR project Hearing Voices. During his fellowship, Golding will create and test a suite of open-source WordPress plugins designed to make daily tasks for journalists faster and easier.

The Texas Tribune’s audience growth strategy is off to a measurably good start

By Tim Griggs on May 12, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Measurable growth

The discipline of “audience development” — or whatever you want to call it — is finally getting lots of attention among news organizations that realize reaching new audiences, and engaging with them, doesn’t always happen organically. It takes plenty of work.

After CNN, a new start helping journalists embrace ‘the wearable revolution’

Source Poynter on May 11, 2015 0 Comments

Hernandez, who lives in San Diego, California, was recently named a 2015-2016 fellow at the University of Missouri’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. During his eight-month fellowship, he will explore the impact of wearables – in particular, smartwatches – and their journalistic potential.

Reynolds Journalism Institute names fellows

Source Columbia Daily Tribune on May 11, 2015 0 Comments

The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri has named its newest class of fellows.

Reportory Founder Tracy Clark selected as prestigious 2015-2016 Donald W. Reynolds Fellow

Source Virtual Strategy Magazine on May 8, 2015 0 Comments

Reportory Founder and CEO Tracy Clark has been selected for a distinguished non-residential fellowship with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI). Clark will be one of 11 fellows for the 2015-2016 program, selected from 225 applicants from around the world.

RJI Fellow to explore storytelling potential of smartwatches

By Jennifer Nelson on May 6, 2015 0 Comments News
Victor Hernandez

The highly anticipated release of the Apple Watch last week has one new RJI Fellow intrigued by its potential for digital storytelling and engagement. News innovation strategist Victor Hernandez will spend eight months exploring the impact of wearable technology on newsrooms as a 2015-2016 nonresidential fellow at RJI.

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?”