Editorial boards that look nothing like their cities shouldn’t speak for them

Why do editorial boards look nothing like their communities? For decades, one organization has comprehensively tracked newsroom’s hiring, retention, and diversity efforts. The American Society of News Editors’ annual survey has always painted an occasionally hopeful but dim-in-aggregate picture of American newsrooms. Across the board, newsrooms often reflect the diversity of the country and their … Continued

Q&A: Media reparations with Collette Watson

While Black Americans have held steady conversations for years on how to repair the generational harms enacted by slavery, American institutions have only recently begun to take the question of reparations seriously. Case in point: HR 40, a House bill that would simply study what reparations could look like, has still not passed the House … Continued

Celebrating life, accomplishments of RJI’s first executive director, renowned journalist Pam Johnson

Thought leader. Teacher. “Champion of female and minority journalists.” Renowned journalist. Industry leader. These were just a few of the words that are used to describe Pam Johnson, 74, founding executive director of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, who died Jan. 20 after a long illness. Johnson, a Missouri School of Journalism graduate, came … Continued

Short Takes: A complex answer to a complex question

Grace Lett, Samantha Bowers and Chris Olszewski Short Takes is an occasional series that captures interesting work by Missouri School of Journalism students. Local newspapers want the answer to one question: What’s the best way for content to increase digital subscribers? We spent the semester working with the McClatchy publishing company and two of its … Continued

Live video: Tips and tools

Live video needs proper preparation and planning to ensure your broadcast is successful. Here are some elements to consider before you go live:  1. Data or Wi-Fi? If you’re using a mobile app like Cinamaker or Switcher Studio to create a multi-angle broadcast, you’ll most likely need a strong Wi-Fi connection to link your phones. Every … Continued

Newsrooms join Trusting News work

Originally published on Medium More than 30 newsrooms are making an investment in discovering how best to demonstrate credibility and earn trust by coming on board the Trusting News project. For four months, they’ll commit to regular experimentation across seven trust-building strateiges. A handful of newsrooms have been testing since November, and many more are … Continued