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

The passion for visual storytelling

Here’s my plan for documenting and sharing that passion Allow me to introduce you to Julia Robinson. Ask her to tell you about a story that made a difference and it’s like the clouds clear away and the sun begins to shine. Her passion for this profession becomes clear. Even when times are tough, when … Continued

RJI Fellow researches impact of photojournalism

University of Minnesota Senior Fellow Sara Quinn is helping the National Press Photographers Association explore what makes photojournalism important and help newsrooms struggling to produce quality visual components, during an RJI fellowship.

Getting engaged. No diamond ring required

Some folks might think it’s a bit unusual for a print design professor to segue to a career researching and improving the relationships journalists have with their communities. Joy Mayer never gave it a second thought.

Katie Hawkins-Gaar: Old Walls, New Problems: Collaboration at Poynter

Katie Hawkins-Gaar, The Poynter Institute Katie Hawkins-Gaar is a member of the digital innovation faculty at The Poynter Institute, where she teaches journalists, stays on top of industry trends and geeks out about newsrooms testing new and exciting ideas. She is on a quest to prove that newsrooms don’t have to be unhappy places. Before joining Poynter, Hawkins-Gaar was … Continued