Listening to the audience is key to improving immersive 360/VR experiences
When I started my residential fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute 10 months ago, I wanted to investigate how 360/VR content creators could better put the audience at the center of our production process so that immersive journalism, and immersive technology in general, may reach its full potential. One of the biggest obstacles … Continued
Rural teens seek (but rarely find) themselves in local news coverage
Gedron final reportDownload There is a heightened interest in what goes on in the heads and hearts of modern teenagers — dubbed “Generation Z” (Gen Z) — particularly by legacy media. But teenagers from rural communities, especially in the Midwest, are not often factored into mainstream Gen Z coverage. This can be attributed to a … Continued
Instagram and RJI partner for Instagram Local News Fellowship
Three MU student journalists to spend summer working for newsrooms to help build community through local news coverage on Instagram.
RJI Fellow helps Missouri teens engage with local newspapers to see value, lives in news
News outlets need the buy-in and trust of teens as news targets now and in the future, says Nico Gendron, freelancer and creative strategist at The New York Times. That inspired her to tackle a fellowship project at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute to help a group of Missouri teens see themselves in news … Continued
RJI announces 2018-19 class of fellows
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has awarded nine fellowships for the 2018–19 academic year that address ways to reach underserved audiences, improve the quality and reach of video and data-driven stories, coordinate the coverage of breaking news and help high school students identify reliable sources of news and information.