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Award-winning journalist combines international experience and family background to create new type of journalism

By Jennifer Nelson on April 12, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Molly Bingham

Molly Bingham found herself being held prisoner in Iraq by men who thought she was a spy. The experience helped inspire her to find a way to present “the true global perspective currently missing in journalism.”

Newsroom leader: Feedback ‘starts with being open to change’

By Jennifer Nelson on April 12, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Joy Mayer

News organizations need to be in the hands of journalists who are willing to actively listen to and hear feedback, says Joy Mayer, director of community outreach at the Columbia Missourian newspaper.

Is covering climate change going to be ultimate test of the value of journalism?

By Bill Densmore on April 10, 2013 3 Comments Blogs
Bill McKibben

Is covering climate change going to be ultimate test of the value of journalism?

CNN's Tapper: We have to meet readers and viewers where they are

By RJI on April 10, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Twitterocracy: How Social Media Are Transforming Politics and Journalism

“People challenging my views on Twitter makes me a better journalist,” CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper told an audience of professionals, educators and students at the 2013 Hurley Symposium.

Researchers: Political Twitter users tend to tweet almost exclusively among themselves

By RJI on April 10, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Twitterocracy: How Social Media Are Transforming Politics and Journalism

A senior researcher for the Pew Research Center said about 20 percent of social media users have defriended or blocked someone whose partisan posts became a little too much.

Public television engagement and the second screen

By RJI on April 10, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Twitterocracy: How Social Media Are Transforming Politics and Journalism

Moderator Barbara Cochran, Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Journalism began the panel discussion with a startling statistic: 80 percent of television viewers use another device while watching TV.

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.