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Hyperlocal trade org boosts membership

By RJI on December 18, 2012 0 Comments

A nascent trade organization for hyperlocal news sites has added dozens of online publishers to its ranks in an initial membership drive, its chair said on Monday.

Drones to be used for KBIA coverage

By RJI on December 14, 2012 0 Comments

Soon the information gathered by KBIA/91.3 FM, MU's NPR affiliate, might not come from not a reporter but a drone, thanks to the work of several MU faculty members.

Good Things Going On At The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri

By RJI on December 12, 2012 0 Comments

Some of what I try to do in this column is let you know about resources and tools that can make your jobs easier and more effective. That’s the case with the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.

The future is now

By RJI on December 10, 2012 0 Comments

Walking into the Futures Lab at the University of Missouri’s Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute, you might think you have mistakenly walked onto a Star Trek movie set. As you look around the room, you see a student using his body as the controller to play a video game while another student furiously arranges information on a touch screen as she constructs applications. This is the new classroom for the digital age, a place for students to learn about and ultimately help define the applications they use every day on their smartphones and laptops.

Sarasota, Longboat Observers named newspapers of the year by the Local Media Association

By RJI on December 10, 2012 0 Comments

Two Observer Media Group publications earned the titles of “Newspaper of the Year” in Local Media Association’s annual competition. LMA, the only non-profit professional trade association that serves the suburban and community newspaper industry, is made up of more than 2,000 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada.

Stay Tuned in St. Louis is live, interactive TV

By RJI on November 20, 2012 0 Comments

Nine Network in St. Louis has premiered a unique interactive weekly television series, Stay Tuned, in which experts and community members discuss matters of community importance live via videochat service Google+ Hangout, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

Tablets increasingly drive online newspaper traffic

By RJI on November 19, 2012 0 Comments

The newspaper is dying. Even the most stout-hearted optimists cannot overlook the sharp decline in subscription and readership across the board lately. Many papers have closed down in recent years or are on the verge of doing so. While this withering of a once-mighty national industry may look bleak to many, it is a journalistic genesis for many more. The rise of iPad newspapers, and online newspapers in general, makes quality journalism more accessible than ever.

Block by Block: 3 years, important lessons

By Michele McLellan on November 19, 2012 0 Comments

The Block by Block Community News Summit, a network of local news entrepreneurs , was born three years ago this month.

Fellowship designed to gauge value of aggregated content

By RJI on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Kansas Publisher

After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1984 to pursue a career in newspapers, alumna Connie Farrow never imagined she’d be returning to campus in 2012 to help newspapers in a slightly different role. Missouri-based American Newspaper Digital Access Corporation (ANDAC) wants to help newspapers take advantage of technology to harness the value of their online content before they lose it to pirates who try to resell it.

RJI receives $30.1 million endowment gift

By RJI on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
INA Bulletin

The University of Missouri has received a $30.1 million gift to guarantee permanent funding for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, the 4-year-old center devoted to innovation, collaboration and research in media industries. The gift, the largest endowment gift in the history of the university, came from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. It is the second largest gift ever to the University of Missouri. The largest gift was the more than $31 million the Foundation gave in 2004 to provide the physical facilities and initial operating expenses for the Institute.

Missouri journalism center receives $30M gift

By RJI on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
CBS

A University of Missouri journalism think tank has received a $30.1 million endowment — one of the largest gifts in school history — to continue its research into the digital future of news, university leaders announced Thursday.

University of Missouri Receives $30 Million From Reynolds Foundation

By RJI on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
PND

The University of Missouri has announced a $30 million gift from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to create a permanent endowment in support of its journalism institute.

RJI gets $30M gift

By RJI on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
News & Tech

The University of Missouri said it received a $30.1 gift from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to guarantee permanent funding for the school’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. The school said it’s the largest endowment gift the university has ever received.

RJI's free tablet symposium

By RJI on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
ASNE

The Reynolds Journalism Institute and Roger Fidler are putting together the fall 2012 Tablet Symposium (Pressing Ahead: Tablets, Mobile and News After Paper) Dec. 6-7 in Columbia, Mo. Roger is the Program Director for Digital Publishing.

As paywalls evolve, so does the perception of paywalls

By Matt (Sokoloff) Broffman on November 9, 2012 0 Comments
INA Bulletin

For a very long time I really wasn’t a fan of paywalls. I felt that people expected content on the Internet to be free, and if hyperlocal and regional news sites began charging, the audience would go somewhere else. There’s still some truth to that concept, but it’s time to acknowledge that, overall, people are starting to get used to paying for content online — especially on smartphones and tablets.

Reynolds Journalism Institute receives $30 million endowment

By RJI on November 9, 2012 0 Comments
Mizzou Magazine

Establishing large endowments is not something that the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation does often. Endowments, as permanent sources of funding, vouch not just for a program’s current quality but also the worth of that program for years to come. With a $30.1 million endowment gift for the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Reynolds Foundation gave a large endorsement to the quality of journalism education and research at Mizzou.

Reynolds Journalism Institute Receives $30.1 Million Endowment Gift

By RJI on November 8, 2012 0 Comments
SNPA

The University of Missouri announced today that it has received a $30.1 million gift to guarantee permanent funding for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, the 4-year-old center devoted to innovation, collaboration and research in media industries.

RJI receives $30.1 million endowment gift from Reynolds Foundation

By RJI on November 8, 2012 0 Comments News
RJI receives $30.1 million endowment gift from Reynolds Foundation

The University of Missouri announced Thursday that it has received a $30.1 million gift from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to guarantee permanent funding for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, the 4-year-old center devoted to innovation, collaboration and research in media industries.

Steve Anderson's remarks at announcement of $30.1 million gift from Reynolds Foundation

By RJI on November 8, 2012 0 Comments News
Steve Anderson, president of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation

On behalf of the board of trustees of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, it is a privilege to be here with you to celebrate this gift, a gift which will support the pioneering efforts of the Reynolds Journalism Institute in perpetuity.

Dean Mills' remarks at announcement of $30.1 million gift from Reynolds Foundation

By RJI on November 8, 2012 0 Comments News
Dean Mills, dean of the Missouri School of Journalism

A transformational gift does not arrive overnight. Nor does it come as the result of the work of one or two individuals. My task this morning is to thank some of the many people who made this day possible.