Automating calendars for small newsrooms
The less time journalists spend on rote tasks like data entry, the better. In this project we automated collecting event information for St. Louis Magazine’s website’s event calendar.
New report shows it’s time to preserve your digital news
As news media organizations hustle to publish today’s news, it can be a struggle for them to think about how to keep their digital content from disappearing.
Year in review: How RJI continues to work with, and for, journalists
Eight ways RJI helped newsrooms like yours in 2020 It doesn’t happen every year, but when the unexpected discovery becomes a bit of a trend at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, it’s a good year. And that it happened in 2020, which, for the most part, has been a tough year, is especially good. … Continued
He Had It Coming: How archives keep giving, almost a century later
When Marianne Mather visited the archives in the Chicago Tribune, what she found inspired her to co-author a book, “He Had It Coming: Four Murderous Women and the Reporter Who Immortalized Their Stories”
RJI 2019: Strengthening journalism, connecting with citizens, preserving content and exploring tech
As another year ends, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute reflects on some of its accomplishments and lessons learned with a mission of helping journalism survive and thrive.
Print archives show past impeachments. Where will we go to find the history being made today?
After Trump released a partial transcript of the call with Ukraine, Washington Post readers were treated to an almost exact parallel from 45 years ago. “That time Nixon released doctored transcripts during Watergate.”
Saving history from disappearing
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and University of Missouri Libraries received a $250,000 grant this fall from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help ensure the survival of today’s digital news record for future generations.
RJI Fellow wants to make media, tech companies more aware of need to preserve content
Nineteen of 21 news outlets weren’t doing anything to archive web content. A lack of awareness and action in this area has driven Neil Mara to leverage his industry experience and contacts to help find archiving solutions for media companies.
Is universal access to all knowledge an attainable goal?
Imagine a world with unlimited access to any and all kinds of information. There’d be no barriers to learning. Books, music, video, software and other media would be freely available to everyone. Brewster Kahle dreams about creating such a world. He believes it’s possible and is taking steps toward that goal. “Universal Access to All … Continued
Changing media landscape adds yet another challenge to archivists of born-digital news content
On Nov. 2, just shy of the yearlong anniversary of his presidential victory, President Donald Trump’s Twitter account seemingly dissolved into history. For a fascinating and exhilarating 11 minutes, murmurs and conspiracy theories swept the internet: Was it a technological glitch? Had President Trump deleted his own account? Or had Twitter interpreted Trump’s digital demands … Continued