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Reynolds Fellow finds health draws a community together online

Jane Stevens, Wellcommons, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In April 2010, The World Company, a family-owned news organization in Lawrence, Kansas (population 88,000), launched WellCommons, created to be the community's health site. While it's difficult to determine the "first" in anything digital, WellCommons is certainly among the pioneers in marrying journalism and social media—and making it work for reporters and citizens alike.

Matt Thompson on the evolution of content management systems & why it matters to journalists

Source MATT THOMPSON FOR POYNTER on June 13, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Our sense of what a CMS should do is maturing. To find out more, Matt Thompson talked with three people who’ve all had integral roles in CMS development at multiple news organizations, two of whom he worked with as editorial product manager for Project Argo.

IRE announces beta of census analysis website

Source Directions Magazine on June 9, 2011 0 Comments
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The new online interactive tool has been developed to crunch and download data from the next series of census data releases this summer.

Small papers lead in charging for online content

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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 under 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.

Fidler webinar indicates iPad looks like the next newspaper

Source Post Star on June 8, 2011 0 Comments
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Roger Fidler of the Reynolds Journalist Institute presented his latest survey results Tuesday as part of a webinar hosted by the American Society of News Editors. His research shows the iPad will be the preferred reading device in the future.

46% of smaller newspapers have paid content, larger papers build apps

Source Media Buyer Planner on June 7, 2011 0 Comments
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Nearly half the publishers of small dailies have begun charging for online content, according to a survey from the Reynolds Journalism Institue / University of Missouri, "The Push to Paid: Attitudes of Publishers towards Paid Content."

RJI survey shows small dailies more likely to charge for digital content

Source Knight Digital Media Center on June 3, 2011 0 Comments
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Paid digital content strategies generally work best in niche markets—and small newspapers may be one relatively viable niche, according to new research from the Reynolds Journalism Institute...

Survey shows small papers lead the way on pay models

Source Adweek on June 3, 2011 0 Comments
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In more than 300 phone interviews with publishers at a random sample of US daily newspapers, RJI found that 46% of dailies with circulation under 25,000 now require payment for at least some of their digital content. For dailies with circulation greater than 25,000, only 24% now charge.

5 small steps journalists can take to build a bigger, more engaged audience

Source Poynter on May 31, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, audience engagement, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Reynolds Fellow Matt Thompson and other journalists share ideas on how to drive traffic to your website.

Funding journalism: Reynolds Fellows share their ideas

Source Mizzou Magazine on May 27, 2011 0 Comments
Bill Densmore, David Cohn, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI, pay models

Fellows David Cohn and Bill Densmore share their methods for making sure journalism gets paid.

Winning students deliver Android apps in competition

Source Columbia Business Times on May 27, 2011 0 Comments
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A mobile game that gives players incentives to track, publish and share news has taken the grand prize in the Student Developer Competition put on by Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Conversation with David Cohn inspires new course for business journalism

Source Fishbowl LA on May 25, 2011 0 Comments
David Cohn, business journalism, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Randall Smith recalls how a conversation with David Cohn, founder and director of SF-LA focused Spot.us, led to the spark for a new business journalism course.

Reynolds Fellow Jen Reeves helps newsroom, community use Facebook as key hub after Joplin tornado

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After the disaster in Joplin, Mo., Jen Reeves and NBC affiliate KOMU turned to Facebook to obtain and share information with the local community. Fans are using the page now to share news, photos, videos, information on relief efforts, and in general, to connect with each other in a time of crisis.

Newspaper Archive Summit tackles archival problems facing newspapers

Source Mizzou Magazine on May 22, 2011 0 Comments
Newspaper Archive Summit, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Dorothy Carner

The Newspaper Archive Summit met at the Reynolds Journalism Institute in April to discuss how to preserve newspaper archives for the future. One challenge librarians are facing is changes in technology. The software used to archive now, might not be around in five years. Conference attendees discussed this and many other issues.

Will tablets save print media? RJI survey results indicate its too soon to tell

Source Tess Jewell Larsen on May 22, 2011 0 Comments
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Many have asked if the iPad and other tablets will save the print industry. While it's too soon to tell what will happen to the print industry, we can measure how mobile media is affecting us.

RJI study shows iPad's influence on print industry

Source Les Echos on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
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A device "revolutionary and magical" by presenting the iPad January 27, 2010, Apple has not hesitated to use big words. A year after its launch on April 3 has the famous touch pad has kept its promises?

RJI survey results leads to further discussion of pay models

Source Nieman Journalism Lab on May 16, 2011 0 Comments
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A survey of small and mid-sized newspapers conducted by the Reynolds Journalism Institute reveal thoughts on the success of pay models and which papers might use them in the future. The results were released as part of RJInnovation Week.

Joy Mayer brings industry leaders to RJI for community engagement brainstorm

Source Chicago Tribune on May 13, 2011 0 Comments
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In key places, journalism is being reimagined and rebuilt.

One of those places is at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri and many of the other journalism schools I've visited with in the Midwest. They're digging in -- just as we're trying to do at the Chicago Tribune. And it's gratifying.

Winners of RJI student mobile media design competition announced

Source Hearst Corporation on May 12, 2011 0 Comments
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Hearst Corporation’s Innovation group, The University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), Adobe Systems Inc., Google, and Sprint today announced the winners of their student competition aimed at creating new media-related mobile apps using Google’s open-source Android mobile platform. The student team created a mobile game that gives players incentives to track, publish and share news.

RJI Android student competition winners announced

Source Maneater on May 12, 2011 0 Comments
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The winners of the Reynolds Journalism Institute Hearst Student Competition were announced Thursday morning as part of this year’s RJI Student Innovator Showcase.