An investment pays off for RJI — and the news industry

Here at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute we’re lucky to have multiple ways to help ensure that journalism has a long and bright future, including providing seed funding and other resources to promising startup companies. We’re mainly interested in how those companies can help make journalism better, stronger and more sustainable, but we’re also … Continued

Emerging payment platforms and strategies

David Gehring, Relay Media, moderator Cosmin Ene, LaterPay Raju Narisetti, Gizmodo Bill Densmore, RJI Dan Peskorse, Invisibly, Inc. Pay models are evolving as more and more testing indicates users are interested in paying for valuable, relevant content that fits within their framework of consent. New payments models range from per-use micropayments, to more scaled subscription … Continued

Unholy alliances, superheroes and the ‘drunken walk’

A not-so-subtle theme kept cropping up this week at the Collaboration Culture Symposium (#rjicollab) at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute: a superhero theme. Speakers conjured up images of caped crusaders in search of new alliances to fight the evils that have befallen The Fourth Estate. Those evils have eroded and disposed of the neophyte … Continued

David Gehring: Establishing Industry Symmetry to Drive Economic Change

David Gehring, Relay Media David Gehring advises news media companies in Europe and the U.S with a focus on platform partnership strategy. Previously, Gehring worked for Guardian News and Media as VP of partnerships. At GNM, Gehring focused on developing and launching the Digital News Initiative with Google and seven other participating European news publishers. The goal of the … Continued