RJI names Kat Duncan its new director of innovation

RJI Senior Editor Kat Duncan has been named the new director of innovation at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Her appointment is effective immediately. Duncan, who joined RJI in 2017, will continue the duties she took over as the interim director including organizing and leading innovative projects in … 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

AMP Stories: A visual experience

Our last segment for Innovation in Focus was the AMP story we built on paragliding in Columbia. If you are familiar with AMP technology, you may know AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages, a Google project designed as an open standard for publishers to have pages load quickly on mobile devices. AMP stories is a … Continued

Kat Duncan joins RJI as senior video editor

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has named Kat Duncan, a former photo and video editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, as its new senior video editor. Among Duncan’s responsibilities will be working with RJI’s Futures Lab staff as they rebrand and redevelop the lab’s online show, “RJI Futures Lab Video Update.” The new show, … Continued

California trip makes us a stronger team

If you’ve watched the reaction video taken at the RJI Tech Showcase in late April, you probably already know just how shocked we were to win the app competition. We didn’t even all know each other before starting the competition, so getting to this point was pretty surreal for us. We had no idea what … Continued

Monetization of news

In the face of decreasing revenues and increasing costs, news agencies everywhere are exploring creative methods of extracting more funding from their products. Some methods are more suitable to larger organizations and others to smaller ones; each one has drawbacks, and for many, they are a gamble.  However, some of these gambles have become viable … Continued