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

Immersive technology event brings industry professionals to Missouri classrooms

Rather than just hearing case studies about what newsrooms are doing with immersive technologies, University of Missouri students will interact with professionals in these fields in the classroom during an upcoming event. “It’s one thing to look at a car online,” says Jim Flink, assistant professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and event leader. “It’s a whole … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism and MU Extension partner to deliver video expertise to journalists

Kay Foran The Missouri School of Journalism and the University of Missouri Extension recently partnered to deliver video strategies to journalists in northwest Missouri. The training was part of the School of Journalism’s ongoing outreach and service to community news organizations in Missouri and nationwide. Nearly 25 newspaper, radio and television staff members and MU … Continued

Syndicators, agencies and distribution channels

Jim Flink, RJI, moderator Andy Sareyan, McMeel Publishing  Jenn Stenger, NewsCred John Rampton, Founder, Due While much of content is built around per-use, micropayments and subscriptions, there are other pots of potential revenue that lie outside of what journalists may presently be considering. We’ll surf the scene from syndicators to agencies to alternative platforms and … Continued

FL#165: Trends and ideas from the ONA16 conference in Denver

PART 1: ONA16 conference recap This year’s gathering of the Online News Association brought together more than 2,200 digital journalists and innovators from all over the world for a three-day showcase of the latest trends and ideas moving journalism forward. There were many discussions that took place in Denver this year — on topics including … Continued

Unholy alliances, superheroes and the ‘drunken walk’

A not-so-subtle theme kept cropping up this week at the Collaboration Culture Symposium (#rjicollab) at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute: a superhero theme. Speakers conjured up images of caped crusaders in search of new alliances to fight the evils that have befallen The Fourth Estate. Those evils have eroded and disposed of the neophyte … Continued