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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.

Demystifying venture capital and a guide to some of the top news companies

By Nikki Usher on December 11, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Demystifying venture capital and a guide to some top news companies

There is no cookie cutter way that a startup goes about raising money, but here is a quick guide to figuring out what all the terms from Angel to IPO actually mean.

Journalist-cartoonist Dan Archer renders possibilities for digital journalism

Source Newszou on December 10, 2014 0 Comments

Not all cartoons show smiling faces and singing birds. Digital journalist Dan Archer’s work proves just that. Archer takes a unique approach to his storytelling. He takes pen to paper and illustrates the worlds of his sources, transforming their story into something (almost) resembling something you could find on your coffee table.

2015: The Year of the Smartwatch?

Source American Journalism Review on December 10, 2014 0 Comments

Larger news organizations may initially dominate news delivery to watches because they have the resources to expand into the untested market, said Roger Fidler, program director for digital publishing for Reynolds Journalism Institute, a University of Missouri-based organization that tests and studies innovation in journalism.

Swafford: Voter guides present opportunities to draw readers into election coverage

By Jennifer Nelson on December 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Scott Swafford

Voter guides may be a key way to attract readers and election-related advertising dollars to local election coverage, said Scott Swafford, senior city editor of the Columbia Missourian.

Matt Thompson named deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com

Source TheAtlantic.com on December 3, 2014 0 Comments

Matt Thompson (@mthomps) will join the leadership of TheAtlantic.com as the deputy editor. Thompson will work with the site’s editor J.J. Gould (@jjgould) to help oversee editorial operations and shape strategic development at a time of record audience growth. Coming from NPR—where he has most recently directed news teams covering race, ethnicity, and culture; education; and global health and development—he will start at The Atlantic in the new year.

Are community news sites and investors ready for each other?

Source Street Fight on December 3, 2014 0 Comments

“Why can’t local news attract investment?” journalism watcher Nikki Usher asks in a recent opinion piece for the Reynolds Journalism Institute, where she is a resident fellow. “If funders don’t pump money into local news, all of the innovation that’s happening in news will simply bypass the local level.”