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The future begins with P: privacy, personalization and payment

By Bill Densmore on January 28, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
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What will sustain journalism in service of democracy? Because of the rise of the Internet and the financial challenges faced by legacy media organizations, that question tugs at those who write and produce the news.

Understanding the patterns of media use among young adults

By RJI on January 28, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Mary Grigsby

During her 2014-2015 Reynolds Fellowship, Mary Grigsby, a professor of rural sociology at the University of Missouri, is qualitatively examining young careerists’ changing media behaviors and how their motivations and preferences will influence current and future news products and services.

Mega-Conference program built by thinking like a publisher

Source Key Executives Mega-Conference on January 27, 2015 0 Comments

We have 33 break-out sessions lined up, to provide very practical "take-home" advice on how to improve your current operations or how to incorporate new approaches to transform your business. We took special care to find speakers who have worked with limited resources, addressing one of publishers' biggest concerns. For instance, if Jaci Smith of the tiny Faribault Daily News can develop a native content operation, why shouldn't you be able to?

Before the “teaching hospital model” of journalism education: 5 questions to ask

Source Nieman Lab on January 27, 2015 1 Comment

I have gained an appreciation for the importance of independence on both sides, but I also think that we could do more and better work together at the intersections — helping to produce journalism that is informed by research and research that is enriched by practice, or a closer observation of practice. Missouri is unusual in that it houses the Reynolds Journalism Institute, which strives to bring together academics, practitioners, and citizens with the common goal of improving journalism. When RJI announces its fellows for the year, I go down the list — as I am sure other faculty here do — and reach out to the people on it I think would inspire and engage my students. The result is almost always thought-provoking, both for my students and the visiting fellow.

Local Fix: Envisioning a Local Social Newsroom, Money Talk, Stunning Visual Journalism at Small Sites

Source Local Fix on January 26, 2015 0 Comments

Luis Gomez at INN takes a close look at one environmental nonprofit newsroom which is being forced to reorganize in face of funding reduction. And over at the NAA website The Columbia Missourian talks about how it is making “significant revenue” from Google surveys. Finally, Nikki Usher at the Reynolds Journalism Institute rounds up 11 ways to get your news start-up funded.

Local Fix: News Events, Empathic Design, Finding Solutions and Fellowships

Source Local Fix on January 26, 2015 0 Comments

There are a number of great fellowship opportunities with deadlines approaching. These fellowships can give you space to pursue a great idea or develop a new project for your newsroom. Even if you don’t apply, the fellows at each of these places are often great resources and willing collaborators.

RJI seeks innovative ideas and projects for 2015-2016 Reynolds Fellowships

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with RJI on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism. RJI is giving special consideration this year to ideas and projects focused on mobile engagement and monetization; however, RJI staff also invites submission of other ideas and projects that could strengthen democracy through better journalism.

RJI Seeks Innovative Ideas for Reynolds Fellowship

Source Society of Professional Journalists on January 21, 2015 0 Comments

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with RJI on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism. RJI is giving special consideration this year to ideas and projects focused on mobile engagement and monetization; however, RJI staff also invites submission of other ideas and projects that could strengthen democracy through better journalism.

RJI seeks ideas and projects for Reynolds Fellowships

People and institutions are invited to submit applications to collaborate with RJI on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism through the 2015-2016 Reynolds Fellowships. RJI is giving special consideration this year to ideas and projects focused on mobile engagement and monetization; however, RJI staff also invites submissions of other ideas and projects that could strengthen democracy through better journalism.

Journalism innovation fellowship offered [Worldwide]

Source IJNet on January 21, 2015 0 Comments

The fellowship program, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), invites proposals from people who have innovative ideas to improve the practice or understanding of journalism.

RJI fellows focus on community and how tech affects news

Source Knight Digital Media Center on January 21, 2015 0 Comments

The Reynolds Journalism Institute recently awarded 13 fellowships for the 2014-2015 school year, choosing projects that engage communities, grow news venue revenues and seek to make the most efficient use of new technology. Now funding its seventh class of fellowships, RJI has awarded a total of 51 fellows since 2004.

Hacking Journalism demos twelve new ideas rethinking video news at Condé Nast

By Jeanne Brooks on January 20, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Hacking Journalism demos twelve new ideas rethinking video news at Condé Nast

Hacking Journalism held its second hackathon in New York this past weekend hosted by Condé Nast, Embedly, MIT Future of News and Hacks/Hackers.

RJI sets fellowship application deadline

Source News & Tech on January 14, 2015 0 Comments

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute announced the 
opening of the application period for its 2015-2016 Reynolds Fellowships. 


Local Fix: Feedback Loops, Community Driven Revenue, and Hope for Local News

Source Local Fix on January 14, 2015 0 Comments

At the Reynolds Journalism Institute Nikki Usher argues that lack of hard numbers has led to a lack of investment in the sector. “And yet it’s local news that is suffering most and in need of the attention of VCs and others who can rethink how to recharge the profit and product of local news. VCs need to start taking risks on local news, for the sake of all of us, but with the potential for high return.”

RJI seeks innovative ideas and projects for 2015-2016 Reynolds Fellowships

Source Kentucky Press Association on January 9, 2015 0 Comments

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with RJI on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism. RJI is giving special consideration this year to ideas and projects focused on mobile engagement and monetization; however, RJI staff also invites submission of other ideas and projects that could strengthen democracy through better journalism.

Media and journalism fellowships: January 2015 edition

Source EducationShift on January 9, 2015 0 Comments

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with RJI on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism. RJI is giving special consideration this year to ideas and projects focused on mobile engagement and monetization; however, RJI also invites submission of other ideas and projects that could strengthen democracy through better journalism. There will be three formats awarded: residential fellows; non-residential fellows; and institutional fellows.

A journalist's definition of native advertising

Source NetNewsCheck on January 9, 2015 0 Comments

Jaci Smith, managing editor of the Faribault Daily News, lays out a glossary of key new terms for alternative revenue streams, from native advertising to branded content and sponsored content. She argues that journalists must take the lead in defining native ads and creating and implementing their ethical guidelines.

RJI seeks innovative ideas and projects for 2015-2016 Reynolds Fellowships

Source Ohio Newspaper Association on December 23, 2014 0 Comments

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with RJI on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism.

Virtual re-creation of Ferguson shooting lets you see the scene from witnesses’ perspectives

By RJI on December 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Virtual re-creation of Ferguson shooting lets you see the scene from witnesses’

Dan Archer’s interactive re-creation of the Michael Brown shooting scene in Ferguson, Missouri, is now available on Fusion network’s website.

Apply now for 2015-2016 Reynolds Fellowships

By RJI on December 16, 2014 0 Comments News
Apply now for 2015-2016 Reynolds Fellowships

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with RJI on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism.