Use audio to promote greater audience engagement
Social media and smartphones have made it easier than ever for newsrooms to encourage, and use, user-generated content.
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.
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 announces finalists for annual student innovation competition
10 teams from across U.S. to help newsrooms connect with audiences
RJI Fellow working on solution to ‘future proof’ data-driven news applications
In 50 years, Dollars for Docs may be gone entirely if nothing is done to archive it, says Meredith Broussard, assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
RJI announces 2018-19 class of fellows
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has awarded nine fellowships for the 2018–19 academic year that address ways to reach underserved audiences, improve the quality and reach of video and data-driven stories, coordinate the coverage of breaking news and help high school students identify reliable sources of news and information.
Documentary class in session at RJI with Professor Spike Lee
A highlight of my RJI stay happened last week, 30 feet from my office. Spike Lee gave a master class to documentary and photojournalism students. He was in Columbia, Missouri, to premiere “2 Fists Up: We Gon Be Alright,” a new ESPN documentary on racial unrest at the University of Missouri that uses footage from the … Continued
Debunking the replacement myth
The tired idea that born-on-the-Web news sites will replace traditional media is wrong-headed, and it’s past time that academic research and news reports reflect that. Jay Rosen, the New York University professor and media critic, calls them “replaceniks,” and it’s an apt term. Rosen is talking about people who insist on evaluating new, born-on-the-web news … Continued