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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.”

MU Researcher Finds Newsrooms Use Web Analytics to Drive Decision-Making

Source NewsZou on January 13, 2015 0 Comments

Tandoc and RJI researcher Mike Jenner conducted a survey among 114 members of the American Society of News Editors to figure out the reach of Web analytics in newsrooms.

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.

Attracting investment capital and reaching young local readers

Source DailyMe on January 9, 2015 0 Comments

This week we find out why investors are bullish on online media startups, and we find out how the Philadelphia-based startup Billy Penn is producing local news coverage aimed at younger readers.

Attracting investment capital and reaching young local readers

Source Editor & Publisher on January 9, 2015 0 Comments

This week we find out why investors are bullish on online media startups, and we find out how the Philadelphia-based startup Billy Penn is producing local news coverage aimed at younger readers.

Video: RJI Futures Lab checks in on Thunderdome progress

Source Inside Thunderdome on January 7, 2015 0 Comments

The Reynolds Journalism Institute keeps regular tabs on innovations in journalism with their weekly Futures Lab feature. The lab recently checked in with our own Robyn Tomlin and graphics editor Nelson Hsu to see how Project Thunderdome is going.

Mobile media users are more likely than non-users to find mainstream media outlets credible

Source Marketing Charts on January 2, 2015 0 Comments

Mobile media users are more likely than non-users to find mainstream media outlets credible, notes the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) in a recent survey. A recent Harris survey has more on consumers’ trust in news media.