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Does your media organization use WordPress? We need your help

By Barrett Golding on July 24, 2015 2 Comments Blogs

RJI Fellow Barrett Golding is developing new plugins for journalists. He'll be surveying the industry in August to document the digital workflow of journalists who use WordPress.

Journalism Digital News Archive

By Edward McCain on August 20, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

The Journalism Digital News Archive (JDNA) initiative’s mission is to preserve news content originally produced in digital formats.

3-D news immersion: It’s almost like being there

By Bimal Balakrishnan on July 24, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Bimal Balakrishnan

During the next two semesters as a Reynolds Fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, Bimal Balakrishnan will explore the potential of advanced 3-D technologies for journalism and advertising.

St. Louis merger: Designing a news organization to grow community connections

By Kelsey Proud on July 22, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Kelsey Proud

The Reynolds institutional fellowship in St. Louis will focus on outreach to people and organizations who have demonstrated interest in one of four topic areas: the scientific aspects of health, education, arts or economic innovation. St. Louis Public Radio plans to use social media channels and technology-based platforms, along with more traditional journalistic techniques, to identify influencers in each topic area and map their networks.

Tips for using Google Glass as a reporting tool

By RJI on July 14, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Google Glass

Can Google Glass be an effective tool for journalists? This is the question a team of students at the Missouri School of Journalism explored last spring as they test-drove the wearable technology throughout a capstone class.

Futures Lab update #65: Multimedia reporting with mobile devices

What kind of multimedia journalism is really possible using only mobile devices? And what could make the quality better?

RJI in your inbox

By RJI on June 24, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
RJI newsletters

Welcome to RJI’s new newsletter system. We’re implementing a new management system in July that will allow you to subscribe to one or more of our newsletters and updates based on your interests.

Futures Lab update #62: Putting Google Glass to the test

How viable is Google's face-mounted device as a reporting tool? And does the output justify the cost?

Missouri School of Journalism, 11 other programs win $35,000 ONA grants to create live news experiments

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments News
Missouri wins ONA grant

A Missouri School of Journalism team wins a $35,000 micro-grant from the Online News Association's Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The grant will fund a live news experiment that bridges journalism education, community engagement and local news.

Mediatwits #114: Will robots take over simple tasks for journalists?

By RJI on March 21, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 114

This week, when a 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit L.A., the L.A. Times’ Ken Schwencke was the first to break the story. But, the actual author of the post wasn’t Schwencke...

Fundraising campaign for Reynolds Fellow's infographic app exceeds three stretch goals

By Jennifer Nelson on December 30, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Reynolds Fellow Trina Chiasson’s Kickstarter campaign for her interactive infographic web app has been named one of the “14 Kickstarter Projects We’re Excited For in 2014,” by Mashable.

FOIA Machine would break logjam for public records

By RJI on July 18, 2013 1 Comment News
FOIA Machine

Gaining access to public information from the government through the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state “sunshine” laws is often a challenging, time consuming and costly endeavor for journalists.

ASNE13: Restoring a sense of possibility

By Brian Steffens on July 15, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

At the recent ASNE annual convention in Washington, DC, Orange County Register Editor Ken Brusic captured the attention of the audience with some surprising numbers.

Live from my eye sockets: Is Google Glass the next step in the future of broadcasting?

By Sarah Hill on June 27, 2013 2 Comments Blogs
Sarah Hill wearing Google Glass

The next generation of reporters has something new in their toolbox and it could forever change broadcasting into a hands-free, first person experience. Google Glass — a wearable computer that’s not yet available to the public – has been put in the hands of developers and other testers in the Glass Explorers program to field test, and for the last month, I’ve been experimenting with Glass to see how reporters might be able to use this hands-free device.

KBIA content director to speak about drone program at global editors conference in Paris

Missouri Journalism Drone Project

There are environmental/agriculture stories to be told about pollution and drought that have the potential of being shared only from a bird’s eye view using video-capturing drones, said Scott Pham, content director at KBIA radio.

RJI, Nine Network team analyze how to add value to television news with social media

By Jennifer Nelson on April 5, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Kent Collins

How can journalists use social media to dig deeper into issues to make stories richer and audiences bigger?

Futures Lab update #2: Drones, Truth Teller and other tools

By Reuben Stern on March 26, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

Are drones the future of outdoor journalism? Can an algorithm really catch a politician lying? And how do you make sense out of countless pages of government documents?

Mobile Mizzou: Observations and analyses from mobile industry exhibition

By RJI on March 8, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Mizzou Mobile

As the mobile industry continues to change and evolve at lightning speed, what can we expect to see in the future of the technology and infrastructure?

The pros and cons of remotely covering the Mobile World Congress

By Clyde Bentley on March 7, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Mobile journalists tools

Last year I wrote that I had "gone naked" at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year I went further — I ditched my body altogether.

Reynolds Fellows Project Updates

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Events

Every year the Reynolds Fellows carry out major projects aimed at enhancing the practice or understanding of journalism or advertising. Curious to know what they're up to? Join the Reynolds Fellows at a series of brown bag sessions throughout the month.