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Rescuing digital content: Notes from the Newspaper Archive Summit

Source Library of Congress on April 21, 2011 0 Comments
Newspaper Archive Summit, Reynolds Journalism Institute

On April 10-12 scholars, journalists, newspaper publishers, librarians, digital archivists and digital newspaper vendors gathered at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute in Columbia, Missouri, for "The Newspaper Archive Summit: Rescuing orphaned and digital content," a program which set out to discuss the state of newspaper archives, including issues related to digitization of newspaper archives and preservation of born digital newspapers.

Hardly Strictly Young roundtable: alternative Knight Commission recommendations

Source on April 20, 2011 0 Comments
Community funded journalism, David Cohn, RJI

Data, context and engagement were the themes of the Hardly. Strictly. Young. event at the University of Missouri Reynolds Journalism Institute this week, says Michael Maness, the Knight Foundation Vice President of Journalism and Media Innovation.

Finding money in newspaper archives

Source Forbes on April 18, 2011 0 Comments
Newspaper Archives, Dorothy Carner, digital archives, RJI

Media companies are looking for revenue, and increasingly they’re looking for it in their own archives. The Times and Wall Street Journal digitized their archives a decade ago, but many smaller papers haven’t yet, which has made libraries a hot topic — at least it was a hot topic at a conference held last week at the University of Missouri called the Newspaper Archive Summit.

New York Times paywall dangles Apple iPad offer

Source eWeek on April 17, 2011 0 Comments
iPad, Roger Fidler, E-Reader, Mid Missouri iPad User Group, DPA

Starting March 28, Times readers in the United States will have free access to 20 articles per month. Anything beyond that will involve a series of payments: $15 per month for access to the Website and smartphone application, $20 per month for online access plus a tablet application, and $35 per month for the combined online, smartphone and tablet options.

DEAR READER: Digital archives don't last: A tale of corruption and crashes

Source Columbia Missourian on April 15, 2011 0 Comments
Newspaper Archives, Dorothy Carner, digital archives, RJI

Digital information has a short shelf life. All that news — especially those photos and articles that bypassed a print edition — aren’t safe. Software systems become obsolete. Files become corrupted. Hard drives become worn out.

How long is that photo of your trip to the beach safe on your CD? If you said 10 years, you’d probably be wrong.

Pictures of the Year International (POYI) Exhibit Opens April 22 at the Newseum

Source PR Newswire on April 12, 2011 0 Comments
Pictures of the Year International, POYi, Newseum, Rick Shaw

On April 22, 2011, the Newseum will open "Pictures of the Year," a new exhibit that showcases dramatic, award-winning images of the people, events and issues that shaped the world in 2010. The display features nearly 70 of the year's best news images from Pictures of the Year International, the oldest photojournalism contest in the world.

RJI's Mike McKean awarded $10,000 surprise

Source The Maneater on April 5, 2011 0 Comments
Mike McKean, Futures Lab, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Kemper Award

Chancellor Brady Deaton tapped professor Mike McKean on the shoulder Monday morning in the middle of his 10 a.m. capstone class with a pleasant surprise. Deaton and Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz surprised him with the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence and a $10,000 award.

Three MU faculty members receive Kemper Fellowship Awards

Source Columbia Missourian on April 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mike McKean, Futures Lab, RJI, Kemper Award

Three MU faculty members were left with smiles on their faces after a visit from Chancellor Brady Deaton on Monday.

2 make case for online access fees

Source Missouri Press News on April 1, 2011 0 Comments
Missouri Press Day, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

If you have not had the chance to tour RJI, that’s a trip you should make. The building, the classrooms and meeting facilities are incredible. Someone described our meeting room as resembling the “bridge” on the Starship Enterprise on “Star Trek.”

Carnival roundup NO. 3: Driving innovation #JCARN

Source Carnival of Journalism on April 1, 2011 0 Comments
carnival of journalism, david cohn, reynolds journalism institute

The first four months of this "carnival" will discuss topics leading up to a conference at RJI organized by David Cohn and made possible by the Knight Foundation. After that - it'll be wide open for the participating bloggers to steer.

The value of theory in driving innovation in journalism

Source on March 31, 2011 0 Comments screenshot

The challenge here isn’t a lack of new ‘innovative’ products; it is adopting what is often called a digital mindset.
This is the key to driving innovation, the focus of the latest round of the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Carnival of Journalism project.

"Carnival of Journalism #3: Improving the Reynolds Journalism Institute's Reynolds Fellows program"

Source NABJdigital Blog on March 31, 2011 0 Comments
NABJ screenshot

I’m going to tackle question two, because I think programs like the Reynolds Fellowship will be key in helping shape the ongoing innovation — and change — we’re seeing in the practice of journalism.

Why the New York Times' pay model is similar to NPR and Spot.Us

David Cohn, DigiDave, RJI fellow

From the launch of Spot.Us, I've always said the following:
Anyone can tackle the crowdfunded journalism model. In fact, NPR could do it tomorrow and blow me out of the water. It's just about being transparent and giving up control over how donation money gets spent.

How project Argo members communicate across time zones

Matt Thompson, Reynolds fellow, Context-centric News Websites

Project Argo is an ambitious undertaking. It involves networking NPR with 12 member stations spanning three time zones with a different mix of bloggers and editors at each station. The stations cover a variety of regionally focused, nationally resonant topics that range from climate change to local music.

Jennifer 8. Lee, Matt Thompson join CPI Board

Source Poynter on March 22, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, Reynolds Fellow, Context-centric News Websites

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Former New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee “thinks and works at the cutting edge of our digital 21st century journalism,” says Center for Public Integrity executive director William E. Buzenberg. NPR editorial product manager Matt Thompson “has been creating all-important community journalism for some time and I will very much value his insights and advice.” Both have served on Poynter’s National Advisory Board.

Ad industry addresses online privacy in new ethics code

Source Social Times on March 21, 2011 0 Comments
screenshot, Institute for Advertising Ethics, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Just as proposals to tighten the belt on the online advertising industry pick up steam in Congress and the White House, the industry itself is touting a new ethics code, with a first-of-its-kind focus on social media and online privacy.

Experts offer information request tips

Source Columbia Tribune on March 20, 2011 0 Comments
David Herzog, Open Missouri, Government 2.0, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Missouri’s Open Meetings and Records Law is supposed to require governmental agencies to provide public information, but sometimes it takes “ninja-like” strategies to dislodge that data, said David Herzog, a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.

DEAR READER: There's sun in the fight for government transparency

Source Columbia Missourian on March 18, 2011 0 Comments
Open Missouri, David Herzog, Government 2.0, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

As with all good things, Sunshine Week had to end.

As a parting gift of openness, I want to pass along some of the cool places you can go in the pursuit of more transparency in government.

GEORGE KENNEDY: an important ray of sunshine for our state

Source Columbia Missourian on March 17, 2011 0 Comments
David Herzog, Open Missouri, Government 2.0, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In both meteorology and metaphor, the sun came out Thursday in Columbia.

MU professor works to make Missouri information more accessible

Source MU News Bureau on March 17, 2011 0 Comments
David Herzog, Open Missouri, Government 2.0, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In an effort to improve the transparency in state and local government and encourage the use of data by citizens, journalists and businesses, David Herzog, a 2010-11 Donald W. Reynolds Fellow, has created Open Missouri, a website that helps make Missouri government data more accessible for those who wish to access it.