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Journalists and Obama, Romney digital directors dish on Twitter's political impact

By RJI on April 9, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Twitterocracy: How Social Media Are Transforming Politics and Journalism

Panelists at the Curtis B. Hurley Symposium at the National Press Club said Twitter had a profound impact on their daily job requirements, speeding up the news cycle and increasingly shifting the conversation from pundits to the public.

Media economics expert sheds light on challenges faced when re-establishing relevancy in legacy news

By RJI on April 3, 2013 0 Comments News
Robert Picard

Robert Picard, director of research at the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, recently spoke at the Missouri School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, where he shed some light on three of the biggest challenges news providers are facing as they try to re-establish relevance.

RJI Tech Showcase 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Events

Don't miss this showcase of new and innovative technology, gadgets and resources. The 2013 RJI Tech Showcase will include the latest innovations from the Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Missouri School of Journalism and a luncheon with gadget guru, Greg Harper. The day will end with presentations and conversations with up-and-coming industry leaders who will discuss what's next in the technology world and how you can apply and make the most of it. Check back soon for more details.

Rosenstiel: “News must adapt to readers’ behavior, not the other way around”

By RJI on March 25, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Tom Rosenstiel

Tom Rosenstiel visited RJI to discuss where news audiences are taking journalism, the myths, mission and what people almost always get wrong.

First sentences: Windows into a story

By Jennifer Nelson on March 7, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Justin Heckert

First sentences can make or break a story. Writer Justin Heckert said he has to spend most of his time going over and over and over his opening sentence before he can move on to the rest of the story to make sure it grabs the reader.

Tom Rosenstiel: Where are news audiences taking journalism? Myths, mission and what people almost always get wrong.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 Events

Bring your lunch and join Tom Rosenstiel, author of "The Elements of Journalism: What News People Should Know and the Public Should Expect." The session will take place at noon in the Fred W. Smith Forum, 200 Reynolds Journalism Institute. Can't attend in person? View the live stream at rjionline.org/live.

The narrative essence of truth

By RJI on March 6, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Walt Harrington

Walt Harrington lectured about the importance of ethics based on his long-time experience in journalism. He believes that accuracy is not only about a journalist’s individual credibility, but the reputation of the publication, the industry and our society.

Discovering your story

By Jennifer Nelson on March 5, 2013 2 Comments Blogs
Tony Rehagen

Concentrating on “The Last Trawlers,” a piece about the decline of shrimp boating along the coast of Georgia, Tony Rehagen explores the literary anthropologist’s mission: to go out and find the story, even though you’re unsure what it’s going to be; and further, how to discover your story in the material you’ve gathered.

Getting access and making the most of your time

By RJI on March 5, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Robert Sanchez

Using as a focal point “The Education of Ms. Barsallo,” which chronicles the life of a first year teacher in a challenging public school, Robert Sanchez discusses the art of acquiring access, spending time, and going deep with your subject. Learn how memorable scenes are everywhere if you pay attention to your reporting universe.

Writing Powerful Narratives

Monday, March 4, 2013 Events

A workshop on reporting and writing nonfiction, featuring Esquire's Mike Sager and Walt Harrington, plus five young MU grads whose writing is collected in Next Wave, America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists.

Free KPA and RJI paid online content resources

By RJI on January 30, 2013 0 Comments News
Free KPA and RJI paid online content resources

Thank you for attending the KPA Paid Online Content session last week in Louisville.

Free KPA and RJI Digital Dimes resources

By RJI on January 30, 2013 0 Comments News
Free KPA and RJI Digital Dimes resources

Thank you for attending the KPA Digital Dimes session last week in Louisville.

Free KPA and RJI social media resources

By RJI on January 30, 2013 0 Comments News
Free KPA and RJI social media resources

Thank you for attending the KPA Social Media session last week in Louisville.

Digital Dimes, Paid Online Content slideshows now available for Michigan Press Association session attendees

By RJI on January 30, 2013 0 Comments News
Digital Dimes, Paid Content slideshows now available

Thank you for attending the MPA Paid Content/Digital Dimes session last week in Grand Rapids. As promised, we'd like to share additional resources with you.

Futurist predicts how technology will affect journalism over the next decade

By Jennifer Nelson on January 14, 2013 1 Comment News
Michael Rogers

Although much of our lives is already impacted by the cybersphere — how we shop, how we live, how we work, how we date — there’s “much, much more to come,” says Practical Futurist Michael Rogers.

SNPA 2012: Notes and nuggets

By Brian Steffens on October 8, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

Heard and learned at the Southern Newspaper Publishers’ Association Summit 2012

SNPA 2012: Looking ahead, feeling better

By Brian Steffens on October 8, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

Publishers' optimism appears to be a result of a growing understanding, if not comfort level, of building and growing a print + digital strategy along with a move toward monetizing content (pay models).

ONA12/Revenue: Extreme makeover and journey into the “business side”

By Brian Steffens on September 24, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

From Local Media Association to Block by Block to the Online News Association ... this year it's about the money.

ONA12: What recession? 1,400 pack S.F. conference hotel

By Brian Steffens on September 23, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

ONA12: 1,400 defy the glum economy and pack the conference

RJInnovation Week Videos

By RJI on May 9, 2012 0 Comments News
RJInnovation Week

Watch the full sessions from RJInnovation Week