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Meghann Farnsworth: From the digital to the physical: Rethink your engagement strategy

By RJI on April 2, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Meghann Farnsworth

Meghann Farnsworth is the director of distribution and engagement at the Center for Investigative Reporting. She manages a team dedicated to distribution, communications, online and on-the-ground engagement, outreach, and marketing for CIR content.

Tim Griggs, The Texas Tribune: Research, audience and prospects

By RJI on April 2, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Tim Griggs

Tim Griggs is the publisher and chief operating officer of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that covers state politics and public policy.

Mather Economics: Building and packaging digital products

By RJI on April 2, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Matt Lindsay

Matt Lindsay is the president of Mather Economics. Lindsay founded Mather Economics in 2002 following four years at Arthur Andersen where he was in their pricing strategy practice, and five years at United Parcel Service where he was an economist in their economics analysis group. Chris Christian is a vice president for Mather Economics and joined the firm in May 2013. He is in charge of leading new business development efforts and expanding the Mather product and service portfolio. Kent Schacht, director of digital services for Mather Economics, is a digital native with more than 15 years of experience building successful digital businesses for several of the world’s biggest media companies.

Annie Fox, Chartbeat: Engaged time and the complexity of engagement measurement tools

By RJI on April 2, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Annie Fox

Annie Fox is Chartbeat's product owner of content, which really just means she dreams up tools that make sure the Internet is full of only the most quality content—a place we all want to hang out. Before joining Chartbeat, Fox worked in publishing for 12 years—first as a writer, then editor and finally as the director of programming at Hearst Digital Media.

Amy Webb, Webbmedia Group: Engagement trends, opportunities and insights

By RJI on April 2, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Amy Webb

Amy Webb is a digital media futurist and founder of Webbmedia Group, a leading digital strategy consulting firm for emerging technology advising in media, entertainment, advertising and technology companies, and for higher education, nonprofits and government. Webbmedia Group researches near-future trends in digital media and technology, and develops business strategies to help clients engage bigger audiences and capture more market share.

Dissecting Engagement — Day 2

By Victor Hernandez on March 31, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Victor Hernandez

Dissecting Engagement, RJI's two-day event examining how we can optimize engagement in a rapidly shifting media ecosystem, concludes with a summation by digital journalism strategist Victor Hernandez.

Dissecting Engagement — Day 1

By Victor Hernandez on March 31, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Victor Hernandez

Digital journalism strategist Victor Hernandez summed up day 1 of Dissecting Engagement, RJI's two-day event examining how we can optimize engagement in a rapidly shifting media ecosystem.

RJI Fellow’s e-book on working with data is subject of SXSW session

By Jennifer Nelson on March 13, 2015 0 Comments News
Trina Chiasson

Trina Chiasson, a 2013-2014 RJI Fellow, will share insights from “Data+Design,” an open source e-book about preparing data and building visualizations, during a SXSW session next week in Austin, Texas.

Transmedia storytelling comes to True/False Film Fest

By Sarah Strasburg on March 5, 2015 0 Comments News
Dan Archer

Dan Archer, a graphic journalist and RJI Fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, will participate in three immersive technology events this weekend as part of the True/False Film Fest, which is featuring transmedia stories, events and installations for the first time.

RJI and AP launch initiative to connect academics, media professionals for exchange of data and ideas

By RJI on February 19, 2015 0 Comments News
Associated Press

Who sets the news agenda in the social media age? How can news organizations maintain a sense of substance and gain useful insights from the community without falling victim to hype or hyperbole? These will be among the questions considered in a discussion led by The Associated Press at Social Media Week in New York on Feb. 25.

Experts discuss free expression in wake of Charlie Hebdo attack

Source Mizzou Weekly on February 12, 2015 0 Comments

On Feb. 3, the Missouri School of Journalism and Reynolds Journalism Institute hosted a symposium to discuss issues related to free expression in the wake of the attack.

Media executive Vivian Schiller to deliver keynote at 2015 Journalism Interactive conference

By RJI on December 29, 2014 0 Comments News
Vivian Schiller

The former head of news for Twitter, Vivian Schiller, will present the keynote address at the fourth annual Journalism Interactive conference this spring in Columbia, Missouri.

Yes, Virginia, community newspapers can stay relevant in the disruptive digital age

By Jennifer Nelson on December 15, 2014 0 Comments News
Penelope Muse Abernathy

To “follow the revenue,” community newspaper executives need to first learn how to “follow the technology and the customers,” says Penelope Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

That’s engagement: Forum participants plot course to preserve born-digital news content for future generations

By Edward McCain on November 26, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
That’s engagement: Forum participants plot course to preserve born-digital news

The opportunity to advance the preservation of born-digital news is real. That’s my takeaway from the Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News Content forum, which was held Nov. 10-11 at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.

$1 million gift to MU to support community journalism

By RJI on November 19, 2014 0 Comments News
Walter B. Potter Sr. Conferences

Walter B. Potter Jr. has committed $1 million to the University of Missouri School of Journalism to supplement the Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism, established in 2010. The endowment supports teaching and research centered on journalism that serves small communities, such as towns in rural areas or individual neighborhoods in larger urban areas.

Reynolds Fellow’s immersive re-creation of Ferguson shooting scene will debut at Rise Up conference

By Jennifer Nelson on November 18, 2014 0 Comments News
Reynolds Fellow’s immersive re-creation of Ferguson shooting scene will debut at

A virtual, interactive re-creation of the scene where Michael Brown was fatally shot in Ferguson, Missouri, will debut November 19 at Fusion's Rise Up conference. Dan Archer, a graphics journalist and 2014-2015 Reynolds Fellow, created “Shot Down in the Show-Me State.”

Applying ‘Yes, and…’ improv rule to open data projects at Collab/Space DC

By RJI on November 12, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Washington Post

On Nov. 6, PBS MediaShift convened a group of media technologists and entrepreneurs to apply the “Yes, and…” rule to media innovation at Collab/Space DC at the Washington Post. This was the fifth Collab/Space event hosted by MediaShift and the second such event sponsored by RJI.

Videos from Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News Content

By RJI on November 10, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
JDNA

Videos from "Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News Content," held at RJI on Nov. 10–11, 2014.

Nine innovative ways educators and students are transforming journalism education

By Jennifer Nelson on November 7, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Nine innovative ways educators and students are transforming journalism educatio

Transforming journalism education may seem like a daunting task — thanks to continual changes in the industry and dwindling college budgets — but teachers and professors are finding ways to equip the next generation of journalists with new technologies, strategies and ideas.

Green Shoots in Journalism Education

By RJI on October 31, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Green Shoots in Journalism Education

Videos from RJI's Green Shoots in Journalism Education, featuring highlights about Eric Newton's e-textbook "Searchlights and Sunglasses."