Stacey Woelfel is RJI’s new drone director
Stacey Woelfel, a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the director of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, will be adding some new oversight duties to his portfolio as RJI’s new Director of Aerial Journalism. In this role, he’ll be overseeing the institute’s four-drone fleet, teaching a drone-flying class in the … Continued
Post Episode 11: Reporters discuss covering different aspects of immigration
Pulitzer Prize Winner Hannah Dreier of ProPublica discusses her prize-winning series about Salvadoran immigrants who were wrapped up in a federal investigation of MS-13. Other recent coverage of immigration issues are also highlighted.
Listening to the audience is key to improving immersive 360/VR experiences
When I started my residential fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute 10 months ago, I wanted to investigate how 360/VR content creators could better put the audience at the center of our production process so that immersive journalism, and immersive technology in general, may reach its full potential. One of the biggest obstacles … Continued
Delivering news onto a digital porch
This summer for Innovation in Focus we are exploring news organizations which function through new, emerging or unique revenue models.
Houston Chronicle, RJI partner to keep chemical company data site available for journalists
A resource that helped The Houston Chronicle shed light on chemical disasters and facilities posing the greatest potential harm to the public, in the event of an emergency, got a new lease on life. After facing an uncertain future after its original owner — the Center for Effective Government — was shut down, the Right … Continued
Rural teens seek (but rarely find) themselves in local news coverage
Gedron final reportDownload There is a heightened interest in what goes on in the heads and hearts of modern teenagers — dubbed “Generation Z” (Gen Z) — particularly by legacy media. But teenagers from rural communities, especially in the Midwest, are not often factored into mainstream Gen Z coverage. This can be attributed to a … Continued
Short Takes: Building baseball excitement for a town without a team
Danny Stewart Short Takes is an occasional series that captures interesting work by Missouri School of Journalism students. With social media, instantaneity is king. How do you develop an online audience for a baseball team in a new city that isn’t playing there until 2021? Throughout the 2018 Minor League Baseball season, it was heavily … Continued
AI isn’t taking journalists’ jobs. It is making them smarter and more efficient
Utopian or dystopian? When it comes to artificial intelligence and machine learning, how journalists view the technology, and how willing they are to delve into the many layers it can empower, is the secret sauce in creating a better workplace. Five journalists from The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, WIRED, Dogtown Media and Graphika visited … Continued
RJI Fellow’s playbook will help newsrooms collaborate on natural disaster coverage
Pooling resources and collaborating on projects in a wire service type situation can help newsrooms more adequately cover breaking news such as weather events, said Fergus Bell, co-founder of Pop-Up Newsroom. Bell, a 2019-20 RJI Fellow, said he has heard several people express a need for extra hands during such a situation. That inspired him … Continued
Interactive Chats: Our tips for building a story in InterviewJS
Find out how student creator Emily Dunn covered a story using InterviewJS.