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RJI tests great ideas in experiments in its own Futures Lab and Techology Testing Center and in real-world settings.

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
Infoactive

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
ASNE 13

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 1 Comment 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, Olga Kyle 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.

Researching what subscribers will pay for digital content is crucial

By RJI on February 25, 2013 0 Comments News
Seattle Times bundles

Researchers at RJI have developed an experimental research method, the pricing optimizer, and are testing the tool in a partnership with The Seattle Times.

When you come to the fork, take it!

By Randy Picht on February 19, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Key Executives Mega-Conference

It’s always fun to see the line in the sand or the fork in the road clearly demonstrated right before your eyes.

RJI, Nine Network use social media to expand Sandy Hook tragedy discussion

By Jennifer Nelson on February 5, 2013 0 Comments News
Stay Tuned

Since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting tragedy was the talk of America in December, it was not hard to get St. Louis area residents to tweet and Facebook their thoughts for a new public affairs program — “Stay Tuned.”

Selling local is hard - Tips to make it work

By Matt (Sokoloff) Broffman on February 1, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Your ad here

5 things you need to do to make selling local work

Stay Tuned: A public media initiative

By Kent Collins on January 31, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned represents an effort by the Nine Network of Public Media and the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri School of Journalism to create a sustained community dialogue around the issues most important to our community while simultaneously creating a new way to create public affairs content.

Stay Tuned Google+ Hangout manual

By Kent Collins on January 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Stay Tuned Google+ Hangouts manual

As promised here is a ‘manual’ you can use to develop your own Google + Hangouts for television news and public affairs.

A new genre of television journalism

By RJI on January 15, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Stay Tuned

Reynolds Fellow Kent Collins has partnered with public broadcasting station KETC-TV, St. Louis, known as The Nine Network, for his 2012-2013 fellowship project at RJI.

Top 10 most-viewed videos

By RJI on December 28, 2012 0 Comments News
Top 10 most-viewed videos 2012

The top most-viewed videos included an introductory tour of the new Application Development Lab.