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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.

Missourian uses scanner to explore all angles of the news

Source Columbia Missourian on March 6, 2015 0 Comments

Bentley and Bimal Balakrishnan, from the MU Architectural Studies Department, are the lead researchers for MU3D, a two-year exploration of 3-D imaging in journalism.

Transmedia storytelling comes to True/False Film Fest

By Sarah Strasburg on March 5, 2015 0 Comments News
Dan Archer

Dan Archer, a graphic journalist and RJI Fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, will participate in three immersive technology events this weekend as part of the True/False Film Fest, which is featuring transmedia stories, events and installations for the first time.

Privacy: The evolving meaning and broad implications of a single word for our networked news and information economy

By Bill Densmore on February 27, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

For nearly a century, most people thought of privacy in terms of blocking yourself off from unwanted scrutiny. But networked technology has introduced a new meaning — the right, or ability, to negotiate the commercial value of one’s data profiles.

Anatomy of a science experiment

By Alex Remington on February 26, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Anatomy of a science experiment

As Paul Bolls and I finished our breakfast last week at the Broadway Diner, he said, “Let’s go set up a science experiment!” Thirteen hours later, we were just about ready.

Jaci Smith: Evangelizing our native advertising program

By Jaci Smith on February 24, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Jaci Smith

My new native advertising program is fully implemented. Late January marked the first time I presented it to an audience of my peers. Word is spreading. I have three upcoming engagements to speak about native in the next two months, and I am very much enjoying sharing our program and responding to the feedback, pushback and questions.

The wonderful world of native advertising according to Jaci Smith

By RJI on February 24, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Jaci Smith

This resource page (an ongoing work in progress) is a compilation of blog posts and samples, plus templates and guidelines so you can launch a native advertising program now.

Exploring the norms: A 3-D project for journalists

By Clyde Bentley on February 23, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Kodak 3D Stereo Camera

I’ve been through twin-lens reflex cameras, meterless Nikons, underwater rigs, digital wonders and mobile phone cameras. But I’ve never been so frustrated as my first experience with 3-D. That shouldn’t be — and we are working to make sure it never is for other journalists.

Journalism education should go ‘Above and Beyond’

Source Knight Foundation on February 20, 2015 0 Comments

The digital transformation of media has upended both journalism and journalism education. While traditional news media were slow to “get” the interactivity of the Internet, educators have as a rule been even slower. In my digital book, “Searchlights and Sunglasses,” and talks at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri and elsewhere, I’ve called for the teaching hospital model of journalism education and better ways of tracking change.