Startup newsroom founders visit RJI, Missouri School of Journalism to share what they have learned

Last week, two of the startup newsroom founders supported by the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) — in partnership with the Tiny News Collective — visited RJI and the Missouri School of Journalism to share their insights and expertise. Luella Brien, founder of Four Points Media, and Nora Hertel, founder of Project Optimist, spoke with students … Continued

RJI partners with digital director of One Newsroom for Independent Journalist Bootcamp

The Missouri School of Journalism’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute will host its first-ever Independent Journalist Bootcamp from May 19-20. The virtual bootcamp, which will feature sessions covering a wide range of skills and issues in independent journalism, is open to anyone — college students, independent journalists and newsroom staff alike are encouraged to attend. … Continued

Introducing the 2023-2024 RJI Fellows

The newest class of RJI Fellows is working to help newsrooms engage with and accurately represent their communities. Their innovative and practical projects range from teaching journalists how to work with amateur radio operators during natural disasters to improving the quality of reporting on Latino and Hispanic communities.

Reynolds Journalism Institute awards more than $13,000 to top three collegiate teams in nationwide Student Innovation Competition

COLUMBIA, Mo. (April 6, 2023) — The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute today announced the winners of the RJI Student Innovation Competition, awarding prizes of $10,000, $2,500 and $1,000 to three collegiate teams who came up with the best practical, actionable plans to address a local need in their community through service journalism. “Eight teams … Continued