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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.

People depend on their newspaper

Source The Essex Independent on May 8, 2015 0 Comments

Two-thirds of residents in small towns across America depend on their local newspaper for news and information, according to the National Newspaper Association’s most recent newspaper readership survey. More readers are using mobile devices to shop, read and communicate. The number with smartphones jumped from 24 to 45 percent and 39 percent said they use their phones to access local news. Newspaper websites remain the leading provider of local news, followed distantly by a local TV station’s site and then by national aggregators, such as Google and Yahoo.

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.

Winning student-created app matches listener’s interests to Public Media Platform content

Source Current on April 23, 2015 0 Comments

SoundStir, an Android app that lets users customize a feed of public radio stories and build communities around topics, took first place Wednesday in the eighth annual Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Competition sponsored by the Public Media Platform.

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.

PBS MediaShift hosts digital media training [Worldwide]

Source ijnet on April 10, 2015 0 Comments

PBS MediaShift launched an online training series, DigitalEd, in partnership with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at the University of Missouri and the BigMarker browser-based online conferencing platform.

Missouri School of Journalism names new Dean

Source St. Louis Business Journal on April 9, 2015 0 Comments

Garnett Stokes, University of Missouri provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, said in a statement, “With more than 10 years of professional television news and production experience and a proven record of increasing diversity in student and faculty populations as an academic administrator, David is uniquely qualified to lead the School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.”

PBS MediaShift getting into journalism training with DigitalEd

Source Current on April 8, 2015 0 Comments

PBS MediaShift is getting into journalism training with a pair of online webinars this month as the launch of its new training series, DigitalEd. MediaShift is partnering with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri and BigMarker, an online conferencing platform.

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.

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.

What’s behind The Texas Tribune’s “growth hacking” pilot?

Source Knight Digital Media Center on March 23, 2015 0 Comments

Audience, audience, audience - growing the audience, that is, by slicing and dicing it. The Texas Tribune’s growth hacking pilot, funded last year by a Reynolds Journalism Institute institutional fellowship, is about smart audience development and a search for low cost, innovative alternatives to traditional marketing.

Newsy founder to talk about startup culture

Since its founding, Newsy has received awards including a national Edward R. Murrow Award and Appy Award. The company also partners with MSN, Mashable, the Missouri School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. In January 2014, it was acquired by the E.W. Scripps Co.

Virtual Reality Lets the Audience Step into the Story

Source Nieman Reports on March 19, 2015 0 Comments

You’re standing in the middle of an eerily empty two-lane road. Cookie-cutter apartment complexes surround you. Broad-leaved trees line the street. It looks like an average American suburb, but something’s not right.

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.