Tag: Citizen and community news
How to launch an Info District
RJI fellow publishes practical guide to new model for funding community journalism.
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.
Sonification: Turning stories into sound
Michael Corey, Senior Data Editor at Reveal, shares his tips for sonification storytelling
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
Learn a little, teach a little, everyone wins
The second year of a Reynolds Journalism Institute program that turns a journalism student into a teacher of digital and social media skills at a community newspaper was another big hit. The 2019 edition of the Potter Digital Ambassador Program sent seven digitally savvy young journalists from the Missouri School of Journalism to seven newsrooms … Continued
RJI 2018: Strengthening local journalism, testing practical innovations, and trust and transparency
As another year comes to a close, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute reflects on some of its accomplishments and lessons learned with a mission of helping journalism survive and thrive.
Rebranding for news organizations, how and why?
We speak with a marketing expert on how newsrooms can employ a third party to research their community and rebrand successfully.
Building trust one idea at a time
“One of the things I appreciated most about the Trusting News project is that Joy takes this big hairy topic of “trust in the media” and breaks it down into actionable steps,” says Sarah Binder, the former community engagement manager at the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Binder led the newsroom’s partnership with Trusting News in early 2018. The … Continued
Discovering a new news ecosystem
When Michele McLellan dug deep into how local, online journalists were making a living, the result was a three-year series of annual conferences that spawned a national nonprofit organization.
A LION is born
Dylan Smith was skeptical when, in 2010, he received an invitation to the first Block by Block conference. Leaving his one-person newsroom for a weekend to fly across the country for a conference aimed at local, independent, online news operators seemed like a waste of time. Smith ran a nonprofit site in a major metro, … Continued