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Producers visit RJI for reality television symposium

Source Maneater on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Esther Thorson

Four legendary producers, at a symposium held at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, revealed another application for the skills acquired in the journalism field: reality television.

Block by Block 2011 conference this week: Follow it online

Source Knight Digital Media Center on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
block by block, Michele McLellan, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Couldn't join us for Block by Block? Don't fret, there are many ways to participate online.

Tablet users needed for survey

Source emissourian on September 23, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri-Columbia is asking media tablet users to take part in a survey.

Michele McLellan: Newsroom reorganization reflects new priorities

Source Knight Digital Media Center on September 20, 2011 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, hyperlocal, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Seattle Times recently reorganized its newsroom and the new structure recognizes three key roles for the organization: Creation, Curation, Community

RJI sponsorship helps KOMU take the plunge into social media news

Source TV News Check on September 20, 2011 0 Comments
KOMU, social media, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

KOMU Columbia, Mo., in DMA138, has taken the plunge into social media news, last week launching a 4 p.m. newscast that makes viewers an integral part of the show. And there’s a social media desk that includes two reporters tracking bloggers, Tweets and online conversations about topics making the news.

Berkeley j-school hires Reynolds Fellow, Spot.Us founder to research online business models

Source Poynter on September 19, 2011 0 Comments
David Cohn, crowdfunding, spotus, spot.us, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Cohn will be working in concert with three community websites run by the school: MissionLocal.org, OaklandNorth.net and RichmondConfidential.org.

Roger Fidler expresses thoughts on Commercial Appeal paid digital content plan

Source The Commercial Appeal on September 18, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, pay model, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler weighs in on The Commercial Appeal's pay model saying it, "is a very ambitious project."

Reynolds Fellow develops free audio tour of campus

Source Missourian on September 16, 2011 0 Comments
Clyde Bentley, mobile, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

While walking around MU, visitors may notice a set of signs that went up earlier this week. The small black signs mark the 16 sites included on the new Mizzou Audio Tour developed by Reynolds Fellow Clyde Bentley.

RJI sponsorship helps KOMU launch ‘U_News’

Source Columbia Tribune on September 14, 2011 0 Comments
Jen Reeves, social media, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Stations across the country have worked to fill the 4 p.m. hole left by the departure of daytime staple Oprah Winfrey. But KOMU’s approach might be one of the most novel: a news broadcast that allows viewers to interact in real time. Using the “Hangout” video-chat feature in the new social network Google Plus, some viewers are invited to join a group with Hill, where she interacts with them during breaks and asks them questions during the broadcast. Meteorologist Dave Schmidt also has a Hangout, though it doesn’t air live on the show.

J school pitches technology teaching project

Source The Maneater on September 13, 2011 0 Comments
Keith Politte, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Margaret Duffy

The School of Journalism is pitching a new project to help cultivate technological knowledge in students, especially younger ones, next week. The project, code-named “Tech Farm League,” aims to bring large tech corporations to Columbia to teach students about their products.

Newscast uses Google hangouts on show

Source Technorati on September 12, 2011 0 Comments
U_News, Jen Reeves, Sarah Hill, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Three members of KOMU's news team share what it takes to produce U_News@4.

Fidler believes tablet ads can increase revenue

Source Philly.com on September 11, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Will tablet computers such as the Apple iPad and its Android counterparts be the answer to the advertising and circulation problems plaguing the newspaper and magazine industries?

The transition to digital journalism

Source Knight Digital Media Center on September 6, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

While cellphones have become ubiquitous as mobile devices, it's been a much longer haul for tablets - portable electronic devices that try to fill a void between tiny screen cellphones and more cumbersome laptops, something Roger Fidler predicted in 1994.

Reynolds Fellow David Cohn's Spot.us one of '11 websites citizen journalists should know about'

Source The Next Web on August 27, 2011 0 Comments
David Cohn, crowdfunding, spotus, spot.us, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

David Cohn's Spot.us is boasted as a citizen journalism website to people should be visiting.

Michele McLellan on how hyperlocals should approach news

Source American Journalism Review on August 26, 2011 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, hyperlocal, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Michele McLellan shares her view on the ways people should approach news now.

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.