The Futures Lab
To move journalism forward, researchers, students and other innovators need a place to brainstorm and experiment. They need a place that offers both the freedom to think big and the resources to turn their big ideas into practical products and processes.
RJI’s Futures Lab is the place — a real-world testing venue for new journalism and advertising methods and technologies. The lab provides an environment where students, faculty and visitors prototype journalism innovations for delivery to media audiences. The most promising prototypes will be used in the Missouri School of Journalism’s real-world print, broadcast and online media, where practicing journalists can help determine what works and what doesn’t and offer tips for fine-tuning.
The Futures Lab will routinely open its activities and experiments to visits from media professionals and citizens. It will make findings available to both technology and media organizations as a service to industry and the public.
Futures Lab News
Futures Lab update #49: Single-topic apps, revenue from services, and a blend of arts coverage and civic problem-solvingMarch 4, 2014
Futures Lab update #48: Educational content at KQED, strategy at Lee Enterprises and LinkedIn as a journalism toolFebruary 25, 2014
- February 18, 2014
- February 11, 2014
Futures Lab update #45: Multi-camera mobile video, managing social content, and website push notificationsFebruary 4, 2014
- November 4, 2013
Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute partners with NPR, PBS and other public media to create new products, servicesOctober 31, 2013
- June 24, 2013
- August 21, 2012
- May 25, 2012