Syndicate content

Ideas

RJI searches for the great ideas for tomorrow's journalism from citizens, journalists, scholars and technology innovators.

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

By RJI on December 19, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
RJI links

To help you navigate our fast-changing industry, RJI collects and assembles some of the top stories from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

Mediatwits 141: Unpacking the Sony hack, and free speech in Hollywood

By RJI on December 19, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 141

It’s been a rough month for Sony. Especially for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s chair Amy Pascal. Following terrorist threats from the hacking group “Guardians of Peace,” the studio has pulled its film “The Interview” from theaters. At the center of all this is a hacker group calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace.” But who exactly are they?

Virtual re-creation of Ferguson shooting lets you see the scene from witnesses’ perspectives

By RJI on December 18, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Virtual re-creation of Ferguson shooting lets you see the scene from witnesses’

Dan Archer’s interactive re-creation of the Michael Brown shooting scene in Ferguson, Missouri, is now available on Fusion network’s website.

How the Denver Public Library ended up owning the Rocky Mountain News archive

By Edward McCain on December 17, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
How the Denver Public Library ended up owning the Rocky Mountain News archive

Among the many stories shared at the recent “Dodging the Memory Hole” forum at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, none were more gripping and significant than the tale of how the Denver Public Library ended up owning the Rocky Mountain News archive.

Futures Lab update #87: Automated production, live-streamed UGC, and quality video storytelling

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on December 17, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Could software replace video producers? And are citizens the future of on-the-scene videographers?

Pictures of the Year International now accepting entries for 72nd competition

By RJI on December 17, 2014 0 Comments News

The world’s best photojournalism — including still photography, e-books and documentaries — will be judged during the 72nd Pictures of the Year International competition at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI).

Apply now for 2015-2016 Reynolds Fellowships

By RJI on December 16, 2014 0 Comments News
Apply now for 2015-2016 Reynolds Fellowships

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with RJI on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism.

Yes, Virginia, community newspapers can stay relevant in the disruptive digital age

By Jennifer Nelson on December 15, 2014 0 Comments News
Penelope Muse Abernathy

To “follow the revenue,” community newspaper executives need to first learn how to “follow the technology and the customers,” says Penelope Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

By RJI on December 12, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
RJI links

To help you navigate our fast-changing industry, RJI collects and assembles some of the top stories from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

Mediatwits 140: Billionaires gone bad: New Republic, First Look hit major bumps

By RJI on December 12, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 140

Could billionaires become the grand patrons who save traditional media from self-destruction? That was the thinking when Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes bought the New Republic, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar started First Look Media. But these grand patrons have found that the media world doesn’t come easy.

8 tips to keep in mind when assessing your email newsletter campaign strategy

By Jennifer Nelson on December 11, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
8 tips to keep in mind when assessing your email newsletter campaign strategy

Email newsletters are an opportunity to bring headlines to subscribers throughout the day. Here are eight tips to consider when you’re improving — or starting — your email newsletter campaign strategy.

Demystifying venture capital and a guide to some of the top news companies

By Nikki Usher on December 11, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Demystifying venture capital and a guide to some top news companies

There is no cookie cutter way that a startup goes about raising money, but here is a quick guide to figuring out what all the terms from Angel to IPO actually mean.

5 tips for training print reporters to produce quality mobile journalism

By Judd Slivka on December 11, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Video

One of the problems with mobile phones is that they’re so ubiquitous. Oddly, that’s one of the advantages, too. But if you’re trying to convert your newsroom into a group of gatherers, the ubiquity of the phone presents a problem on both the management side and on the reporter side.

RJI Futures Lab update #86: Ideas for election night and other breaking news

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on December 10, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How did USA Today use Yo to deliver voting results? And how are other social platforms contributing to news coverage?

RJI links: Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

By RJI on December 5, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
RJI links

To help you navigate our fast-changing industry, RJI collects and assembles some of the top stories from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

Mediatwits 139: Finding work-life balance with technology in the ‘new slow city’

By RJI on December 5, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 139

Laptops, tablets and cellphones have made working on-the-go that much easier. Sometimes bringing all of your devices with you can feel like a necessity even after you clock out. You’re not the only one who’s felt like technology has helped work encroach on personal time.

Student journalists gain skills, boost community

By RJI on December 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Rookie reporters

High school journalism students are gaining real-world communications skills and boosting local news content in a pilot program that could grow to other communities. Sedalia School District 200, the Sedalia Democrat and RJI have joined forces for Rookie Reporters.

Swafford: Voter guides present opportunities to draw readers into election coverage

By Jennifer Nelson on December 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
Scott Swafford

Voter guides may be a key way to attract readers and election-related advertising dollars to local election coverage, said Scott Swafford, senior city editor of the Columbia Missourian.

Q&A with Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile: What publishers should be measuring

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on December 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

"We shouldn't be optimizing for people’s index fingers, we should be optimizing for their minds."

Futures Lab update #85: The future of audience analytics

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on December 4, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What kind of metrics should a newsroom be measuring now and in the future?