Delivering news onto a digital porch

This summer for Innovation in Focus we are exploring news organizations which function through new, emerging or unique revenue models. The Colorado Sun is a journalist-owned and run, ad-free news site based in Denver that was launched on September 10, 2018. Their newsroom consists of 11 full time journalists. I spoke with Dana Coffield and Larry … Continued

A revenue reminder to start the summer

This summer, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Innovation in Focus web series will take a look at the startup and growing pains of a handful of news organizations’ new efforts to raise revenue. Those efforts range from membership models and retooling ownership to new ventures and crowdfunding efforts. The Innovation in Focus summer revenue … Continued

Info District dispatch: Missing markets

Many local news deserts are “missing markets.” They have the resources to support local news and information production but lack the information, trust, and coordination to do so.

Brian Gorman on MediaExecsTech.com

iPublish Media Solutions is an example of a technology company that makes running a news operation less expensive. They offer a “do-it-yourself” advertising platform that lets individuals or companies build a print, digital or social ad.

Why it works

By 2017, it was clear to Janine York that she had to act. “Our newspaper is our core product, but we knew we needed to expand,” says York, the advertising director at the Missourian, a twice-weekly newspaper in the small town of Washington, Missouri. By 2017, it was clear to Janine York that she had … Continued

Augmented reality: How to make it easy, affordable and fun

For newsroom leaders already struggling to produce and monetize daily content, I understand how augmented reality tools might seem out of their reach. Though tools from Google, Amazon and Apple can be daunting with their requirement of coding knowledge, there are tools that make it easy for those of us with small budgets, little to … Continued

May I interest you in a career in media sales?

EDITOR’S NOTE: The writer is a senior in the strategic communication sequence at the Missouri School of Journalism. Although written to her school peers, media salespeople or professionals considering a career in sales may enjoy her story.

RJI Fellowship delivers digital services to publishers for local businesses

Individuals or organizations can apply for 2018-19 fellowships at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute through Jan. 31. During the application season, we will publish Q&As with a few of our past fellows to find out how the fellowships benefited their organizations and what advice they have for applicants.

There are three types of fellowships: institutional, nonresidential and residential. Learn more by visiting RJI Fellowships.