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

Mediatwits #99: New ABC News digital chief; Listicles leading to… investigative reporting?

By RJI on October 25, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits

BuzzFeed is looking to expand beyond its reputation for cat pictures and rapid-fire, socially viral lists. This Monday, the site announced the creation of its own investigative reporting unit under the supervision of Mark Schoofs.

Futures Lab update #32: Digital insights from the ONA13 conference in Atlanta

When it comes to digital, what should your newsroom be doing today? Plus, other insights from the ONA13 conference.

RJI links: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

By Brian Steffens on October 18, 2013 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.

Introducing Beta Test Diaries, your guide to using “Searchlights and Sunglasses”

By Eric Newton on October 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Searchlights and Sunglasses

Today, Knight Foundation launched a new digital book and teaching tool, "Searchlights and Sunglasses." Here author Eric Newton kicks off a series on how students, educators and professional journalists can use the book.

New digital book on journalism’s future is call for change and teaching tool

By Marika Lynch on October 17, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Searchlights and Sunglasses

“Searchlights and Sunglasses” is a digital expedition that draws on everything from Ancient Greece to science fiction writers to place the industry’s evolution in perspective. It also pushes journalists and educators to better blend traditional journalistic values with digital age platforms.

Digital book and teaching tool champions change in journalism education

By RJI on October 17, 2013 0 Comments News
Newton book press release

"Searchlights and Sunglasses: Field Notes From the Digital Age of Journalism" is a digital romp through the past, present and future of news written by Knight senior adviser and Reynolds Fellow Eric Newton. With one click, it turns from a standard digital book into a teaching tool. A “learning layer” appears and offers more than 1,000 links, lessons and resources, which were developed with the University of Missouri’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

The good, the bad ... and the future

By Brian Steffens on October 16, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Tom Silvestri

What's working, what's not, and other nuggets from SNPA Summit 2013: The future is ours to win.

Journalism: an opportunity to align boomer, millennial cultural similarities

By Brian Steffens on October 15, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Carl Nordgren

Summit 2013: The Future is Ours to Win. SNPA's 110th annual meeting opened with a focus on the industry's most important asset: its people.

Futures Lab update #31: Mobile revenue, social video news, and learning from the Texas Tribune

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on October 15, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

How can you generate revenue from mobile apps and iPad editions? And what is social mobile video news?

RJI links: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

By Brian Steffens on October 11, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
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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 #98: ‘Fifth Estate’ Dramatizes WikiLeaks; Twitter IPO Mania

By RJI on October 11, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits

This week, we’re joined by Zach Seward of Atlantic Media/Quartz and Dennis Berman of the Wall Street Journal to discuss Twitter’s filing, as well as regular guests Monica Guzman of the Seattle Times and GeekWire and The Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox.

RJI broadcasting workshops: Using social media to enrich discussion of community issues

By Jennifer Nelson on October 9, 2013 0 Comments News
Social media icons

Social media on television and radio news is mostly frivolous — full of celebrity gossip and uninformed opinion, said Kent Collins, 2012-2013 Donald W. Reynolds Fellow.

Circa app adds breaking news alerts

By Jennifer Nelson on October 8, 2013 0 Comments News
Circa

Breaking news alerts are among the key features of Circa News 2, the latest update to the mobile news startup. Released last week, the feature is also included in Circa’s new Android app.

Futures Lab update #30: The future of wire services and a truth layer for the Internet

By Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle on October 8, 2013 0 Comments Blogs

What if newspapers stopped subscribing to wire services? And what if the Internet had an automatic truth filter?

LION association answering sustainability, survivability questions

By Randy Picht on October 7, 2013 1 Comment Blogs
Local Independent Online News Publishers

Continue to ask if you like but the 115-member and growing Local Independent Online News (LION) association seems to be answering the sustainability, or survivability question, quite well.

Content Matters: An Interview with Edward McCain of the Reynolds Journalism Institute

By RJI on October 7, 2013 0 Comments News
Edward McCain

For this installment of the Content Matters interview series of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group I interviewed Edward McCain, digital curator of journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and University of Missouri Libraries.

RJI links: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

By RJI on October 4, 2013 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 #97: Investigative reporting and the government shutdown in the age of social media

By RJI on October 4, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Mediatwits

Investigative reporting is expensive, time-consuming and arduous — much more so than rapid-fire articles that follow the daily breaking news mill. But if the journalism industry is already struggling to pay its bills, what is the future of in-depth, watchdog reporting?

Multimedia storytelling tool adds soundtrack capabilities

By Jennifer Nelson on October 2, 2013 0 Comments News
Meograph

The storytelling tool Meograph has a new feature. Users can now upload music soundtracks to their multimedia stories.

Garretson: Real_Inno RJI research: Connecting startup ecosystems to enterprises seeking innovation

By Kim Garretson on October 1, 2013 0 Comments Blogs
Kim Garretson

A member of the first class of non-resident fellows at RJI, my research will focus on connecting early-stage companies with the research capabilities of the institute.