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

Futures Lab update #94: Measuring impact and finding new audiences at The Center for Investigative Reporting

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on February 18, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

How can a newsroom track the effect it has on the community? And could poets and playwrights help reshape journalism?

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

By RJI on February 13, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
RJI links

RJI links, daily curation of the best stories from across the Web 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 147: Snapchat Discover: A new mobile portal for news?

By RJI on February 13, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 147

Look out Facebook, Snapchat might be the new belle at the social media ball and media companies are taking notice. You can now find media outlets like CNN, ESPN and Vice on the app’s new Discover section, which acts more like a curated portal than random news items in your feed.

New book on data literacy geared toward journalists, students

By Jennifer Nelson on February 13, 2015 0 Comments News
Data Literacy by David Herzog

A new book on data analysis by 2010-2011 Reynolds Fellow David Herzog is designed to help journalists and students “navigate the world of publicly available data,” says the author.

Hebdo symposium raises issues of free speech and hate speech

By Sarah Strasburg on February 12, 2015 0 Comments News

Journalists worldwide face real dangers every day, and the Charlie Hebdo attack last month in Paris is an egregious example, according to speakers at a recent freedom of speech symposium at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Telling stories in 3-D in an immersive, interactive and integrative way

By Bimal Balakrishnan on February 12, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Telling stories in 3-D in an immersive, interactive and integrative way

The past few months of my Reynolds Fellowship have been exciting. I’ve been busy working with students from my Immersive Visualization Lab, and with a Missouri School of Journalism capstone class on two fronts.

Is it time for the news industry to get smarter about advisortising?

By Bill Densmore on February 12, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Advertising

It was a symbiotic relationship — mass-market advertising and local journalism. Now the two are heading for divorce. Is any reconciliation possible?

Futures Lab update #93: Tools from Twitter, and limited sharing via This.

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on February 11, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

How might your newsroom get more out of Twitter? And what if everyone could only share one link per day?

Knight Prototype Fund supports 10 new projects focused on data-driven storytelling and better information access

By RJI on February 10, 2015 0 Comments News
Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced funding for 10 new projects through the Knight Prototype Fund, including a new project from 2014–2015 Reynolds Fellow Dan Archer.

Exploring the future in three dimensions

By Clyde Bentley on February 6, 2015 1 Comment Blogs
Oculus VR

Why 3-D? Why now? And for heaven’s sake, why for journalism? The University of Missouri 3-D journalism project — MU3D — developed from a fortuitous meeting of professors from two very different professional schools.

RJI links: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

By RJI on February 6, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
RJI links

RJI links, daily curation of the best stories from across the Web 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 146: What’s next for alt-weeklies?

By RJI on February 6, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 146

Big changes may be in store for your local alternative weekly. Last week, Voice Media Group announced it was exploring “new strategies for its publishing assets,” including their sale or acquisition. The circulation numbers for alt-weeklies aren’t looking good.

‘When we come back’: TV moments that don’t translate to the Web

By David Cohn on February 5, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Captain's log

I’m not the first to point out that TV news sucks. Like Jeff Jarvis, I don’t want to dwell on it. Instead, I want to write a series of posts to explore what can change — and how — about our understanding of TV news. But to figure out how we move forward, I will need to analyze (but hopefully not dwell on) what elements of TV news don’t translate to the Web.

Futures Lab update #92: Ideas for visualizing the news

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on February 4, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

Could comic artists and digital game designers become the next generation of journalistic rock stars?

Imagining the 21st-century personal news experience — and how publishers need to collaborate to create it

By Bill Densmore on February 3, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Imagining the 21st-century personal news experience — and how publishers need to

Throughout several months of interviewing more than 85 journalists, educators, technologists, researchers, activists and citizens, it was easy to fall back on what journalists want or what the news media needs — or our ideas of what democracy needs. But some of the smartest people we talked to asked the question, “What will this look like for consumers, and how do you know they’ll use it?”

RJI links: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

By RJI on January 30, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
RJI links

RJI links, daily curation of the best stories from across the Web 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.

Knight grant will help RJI develop born-digital-news preservation model

By Jennifer Nelson on January 30, 2015 0 Comments News
JDNA

A $35,000 grant from the Knight News Challenge on libraries will help University of Missouri Libraries and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute develop a long-term model to protect born-digital news content from being lost forever.

Mediatwits 145: Super Streaming Bowl goes online for free

By RJI on January 30, 2015 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits 145

The Super Bowl is getting more digital every year. Recently, the NFL inked a deal with Google that would show official NFL clips on YouTube. On Sunday, you’ll be able to watch highlights live from the game in your search results if you search for the Super Bowl.

POYi judging schedule and judges' bios now available

POYi

The judging schedule for the 2015 Pictures of the Year International competition has been posted on the POYi website. Also available are biography's for this year's judges.

Futures Lab update #91: How Mashable attracts 'the Connected Generation'

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on January 28, 2015 0 Comments Blogs

How does the newsroom stay ahead of the social conversation? And how do they predict what might go viral?