How to become a mentor or sponsor
It can feel daunting and overwhelming to shape someone’s career. Here’s a few easy ways to get started.
Where are they now: RJI fellow teaching journalists one text at a time
Kat Duncan spoke with journalism educator Linda Austin about how her 2017-18 Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) Fellowship led to her building text-based microlearning courses for journalists and communities.
Free tools for interactive digital storytelling
Interactive maps and data visualizations are great visuals to add to any online news package. These can be created using code, but there are also many online tools that your newsroom can use to improve digital storytelling for very little or no cost.
What TV news managers can do to close the large gap between ideal and practice of diversity
TV newsroom managers and even most reporters across the country believe efforts are being made to include diversity in local news coverage. However, there’s no consensus among the groups as to how to achieve that goal.
Standardizing your brand on social media
At WHAS11 in Louisville, standardizing the look and feel of social media accounts, specifically Instagram and YouTube, is at the top of the summer projects list.
Journalism’s broken talent pipeline
It’s impossible to address what journalists do and why we exist without understanding how and who becomes a journalist today.
Community newsrooms gain support on innovative work with RJI Student Innovation Fellowships
Nine students from the Missouri School of Journalism plan to partner with local newsrooms from across the country to tackle innovative projects this summer as part of the Student Innovation Fellowship program at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.
Social media policies are not the real issue
Gabe Schneider, Kendra Pierre-Louis, Sisi Wei and Karen K. Ho in a discussion around how newsrooms can work to become anti-racist starting with their social media policies and how they enforce them. Reporters of color being punished and fired for tweets is a symptom of the larger problem that newsrooms need to tackle head on. … Continued
Collaborative community ‘zine’ wins top news engagement idea at RJI Student Innovation Competition
A student team that partnered with L.A. Taco, a digital-only news source in Los Angeles, to create a collaborative community ‘zine’ (short for magazine) to help with engagement, won the 2020-21 RJI Student Innovation Competition. “Remains to be Zine,” which was made up of Caitlin Hernandez, Astrid Kayembe, Laura Gonzalez and Melody Waintal of the … Continued
RJI searches for School of Journalism students to pair with local newsrooms on innovative projects
Missouri School of Journalism students and recent graduates will be pairing up with local news outlets this summer to work together on innovative projects as part of the 12-week RJI Student Innovation Fellowship. Students and recent graduates can apply between Monday, Jan. 18 and Friday, Feb. 26. Newsroom partners are also needed for the fellowships … Continued