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Jen Reeves weighs in on using Twitter for breaking news

Source LJWorld on August 22, 2011 0 Comments
Jen Reeves, social media, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Jen Reeves believes Twitter can be a valuable asset for the news industry.

This Week in Review: Joy Mayer

Source Nieman Journalism Lab on August 19, 2011 0 Comments

Joy Mayer publishes a thorough guide to community engagement for newsrooms.

Reynolds Fellow says Facebook comments shouldn't be outsourced

Source Gigaom on August 18, 2011 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, engagement, RJI

When Facebook launched the ability to embed Facebook comments on third-party websites, a lot of publishers saw it as a life-saver: not only would it improve traffic by exposing their content to others on the social network, but Facebook’s “real names” policy would also cut down on trolling and bad behavior. But it’s worth remembering that Facebook is not the cure for bad comments, and that handing over comments means relinquishing control over something important.

Memo to newspapers: The future of media is a two-way street

Source Gigaom on August 17, 2011 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, engagement, RJI

In her guide, Joy Mayer argues that newsrooms need to adopt a series of “value statements” about their relationship with their readers and their communities.

Joy Mayer, journalism’s new “minister of engagement,” offers guidance for newsrooms

Source Knight Digital Media Center on August 16, 2011 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, engagement, RJI

The Web and social media are still relatively young, but even allowing for that most news organizations have been painfully slow to embrace the capacity of these digital forms for receiving as well as transmitting information—in other words, for deepening journalism’s value and connection to users.

Dominant form of journalism foretold by Reynolds Journalism Institute

Source O'Reilly Radar on August 15, 2011 0 Comments

Bill Densmore, a consulting fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, reveals a comprehensive proposal for re-establishing news providers on an economically and socially sustainable foundation.

Study shows newspapers are already charging for some online content

Source Media Post News on August 15, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

MediaNews Group unveiled a new online paywall model for 23 of its smaller newspaper websites.

Roger Fidler predicted tablet existence in 1994 video

Source PC World on August 14, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Often, humans' predictions of future technology is slightly off. There are no flying cars, after all. But, every once in a while people's futuristic predictions can be surprisingly accurate, including one made by Roger Fidler.

Apple shines the spotlight on Missouri School of Journalism

Source Columbia Tribune on August 13, 2011 0 Comments
Keith Politte, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institut

The love affair between the Missouri School of Journalism and Apple got even mushier this week after the tech giant featured the J-School on its website as an example of how educational institutions are using its products in innovative ways.

ASNE offers training on tablets, smart phones and leadership

Source ASNE on August 10, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

ASNE, the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Digital Publishing Alliance, and the Mid-America Press Institute, will co-sponsor a workshop in St. Louis: “Tablet/Mobile Strategies and Visions for News Organizations.”

Reynolds Fellow says graphic images might not stop smokers

Source Columbia Tribune on August 10, 2011 0 Comments
Paul Bolls, research, advertising

Images of rotting lips, healthy-versus-charred lungs and a man with smoke oozing out of a hole in his throat will soon grace the covers of cigarette packages, but two University of Missouri researchers say the gruesome warnings likely won’t keep people from lighting up.

The Argo philosophy: Capitalize, synthesize, harmonize

Source MediaShift Idea Lab on August 9, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, Project Argo, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Project Argo is a collaboration between NPR and member stations to strengthen public media's role in local journalism. As the project has progressed, we've realized that we evolved a set of design and development principles that have guided our work throughout.

DEAR READER: A changing culture deserves an evolving, responsive newsroom

Source Columbia Missourian on August 9, 2011 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, engagement, RJI

Reynolds Fellow Joy Mayer shares her ideas on what newsrooms can do to better engage their audiences.

Small newspapers lead in charging for online content

Source Columbia Business Times on August 5, 2011 0 Comments
Pay Models, pay walls, Mike Jenner, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Nearly half the publishers of small dailies contacted in a recent University of Missouri survey have begun charging for online content. In more than 300 phone interviews with publishers of daily U.S. newspapers, 46 percent of publishers of daily newspapers less than 25,000 circulation now require payment for at least some of their online content. Among newspapers with greater than 25,000 circulation, 24 percent now charge.

Pictures of the Year International photos visit South Korea as part of photo display

Source Korea Joongang Daily on August 3, 2011 0 Comments
POYi, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

During the festival, the student gymnasium will be transformed into a gallery for an exhibition of more than 140 photos from 68th annual Pictures of the Year International competition.

Mizzou partnerships: Mobile reporting

A video featuring Will Sullivan, Reynolds Fellow 2010-2011.

Have you taken RJI’s 2011 iPad survey yet? Do it now!

Source SND on July 29, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Reynolds Journalism Institute’s iPad/Tablet Research Project has been the first of its kind already (twice now, really). And they’re at it again.

RJI's Keith Politte joins group seeking ultrafast Internet

Source Columbia Tribune on July 27, 2011 0 Comments
Keith Politte, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Keith Politte shares his thoughts on why faster broadband Internet should be available in Columbia.

Another newspaper to charge readers for online content

Source Media Post News on July 25, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

More newspapers are added pay models for online content and an RJI survey shows as many as 60% of newspapers will be charging in a few years as publishers continue to struggle.

IPad defies skeptics with users reporting increased satisfaction longer device is used

Source Net News Publisher on July 24, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

An internationally recognized authority on media tablets and e-readers from the University of Missouri, has found that iPad owners are reporting exceptionally high levels of satisfaction and that user satisfaction appears to be increasing the longer they use the device.