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.
Post Episode 5: Reporters expose medical industry fraud and dangerous cuts in care
In Episode 5 of Post, journalists and experts discuss the rising costs of health care and stories that exposed potential fraud and danger in the medical industry.
RJI’s director of innovation and Futures Lab to help guide ONA as new board member
Ebony Reed, director of innovation and the RJI Futures Lab, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Online News Association, which bills itself as the world’s largest digital news association and brings in about 2,000 attendees to its annual conference. Among the responsibilities and opportunities for board members is leading the organization “in … Continued
Post Episode 4: Popular true crime podcasts break news and crack cold cases
In episode 4 of Post, journalists discuss crime and justice reporting from podcasts to books.
Post Episode 3: Social media playing behind-the-scenes role in elections
In episode 3 of Post, journalists discuss how Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram are helping campaigns and reporters reach voters.
RJI: 10 years of innovating and more to come
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is celebrating 10 years of innovating and helping ensure that journalism has a long and bright future in the service of democracy. The institute’s doors opened in 2008.
Small-town print goes big-time digital
In the early 2010s, Mark Nienhueser was the sales director for Service Noodle, an online platform that made it easy for small, local service businesses to develop a website and gain a digital footprint. When he moved to the Missouri Press Association, in 2013, he realized there were a lot of untapped digital opportunities for … Continued
RJI video series on innovation is a finalist for EPPY Award
Innovation in Focus, which helps newsrooms navigate the numerous new emerging technologies and storytelling techniques, is a finalist for a 2018 Editor & Publisher EPPY Award. The series, which is produced by the Innovation and Futures Lab at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, was selected from more than 300 entries across 30 categories, according to … Continued
Trusting News project expands research and training through University of Georgia partnership
Trusting News, a project intended to empower journalists to earn consumers’ trust, is adding research and training support from a partnership with the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Trusting News project, which was founded at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, where it receives continued support, has worked with more than 50 news … Continued
Post Episode 2: Data journalists investigate school shootings and sexual assault cases
In Episode 2, Post covers four stories involving data journalism in newspapers and online outlets including the Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Star Tribune (Minneapolis), ProPublica, and Education Week.