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

By RJI on December 17, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

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 Ideas
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 Ideas
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.

Community uses social media, surveys to provide input to TV station for special news segment

By Sarah Strasburg on November 24, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Kent Collins

A Missouri TV station recently launched a news segment called “Town Square” that taps local residents for input on important community issues via surveys and social media. Bullying was the topic of the first “Town Square” on KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia owned by the University of Missouri.

$1 million gift to MU to support community journalism

By RJI on November 19, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Walter B. Potter Sr. Conferences

Walter B. Potter Jr. has committed $1 million to the University of Missouri School of Journalism to supplement the Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism, established in 2010. The endowment supports teaching and research centered on journalism that serves small communities, such as towns in rural areas or individual neighborhoods in larger urban areas.

Reynolds Fellow’s immersive re-creation of Ferguson shooting scene will debut at Rise Up conference

By Jennifer Nelson on November 18, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Reynolds Fellow’s immersive re-creation of Ferguson shooting scene will debut at

A virtual, interactive re-creation of the scene where Michael Brown was fatally shot in Ferguson, Missouri, will debut November 19 at Fusion's Rise Up conference. Dan Archer, a graphics journalist and 2014-2015 Reynolds Fellow, created “Shot Down in the Show-Me State.”

StoryTracker archives, analyzes ever-evolving news home pages

By Jennifer Nelson on November 14, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Storytracker

Unlike static print newspapers, online news pages constantly change as breaking news happens, which raises questions about how to adequately archive, preserve and capture story packages as they appear on a home page. This led Ben Welsh, database producer at the Los Angeles Times, to look for a possible solution. He created StoryTracker.

Job opening: ASNE executive director

By RJI on November 10, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
ASNE

The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) seeks an energetic, thoughtful, well-organized executive director who can work with top leaders of U.S. news organizations at both the local and national levels. Apply by Jan. 9 to ASNE President Chris Peck at asne@asne.org.

MobileVideoDIY giving away 10 free mobile gear bags to student journalism programs

By RJI on November 6, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Video gear

To celebrate the launch of its website and help teachers and student journalists get started, MobileVideoDIY is giving away 10 mobile gear bags to secondary-school classrooms. Each bag contains a microphone, pre-amp, cord, tripod and mount. Any secondary school can enter for a chance to win at MobileVideoDIY.com.

Plus-size iPhone 6 makes reading long stories and watching videos on a smartphone more pleasurable

By Roger Fidler on October 31, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
iPhone 6

After using an iPhone 6 Plus exclusively for a month, I’ve concluded that I can get along just fine without my Wi-Fi-only iPad mini in my daily routines. It won’t replace my iPad entirely, but I’ll be using it much less for news and timely information, such as weather updates, television listings and market data.

RJI, Public Media partner again for annual student competition

By Mike McKean on October 29, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
RJI, Public Media partner again for annual student competition

Some 30 Missouri journalism and engineering students turned out last week to help launch the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s eighth annual student developer competition. Partnering again this year with RJI are the nation’s five leading public media organizations: NPR, PBS, American Public Media, Public Radio International and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

Registration now open for Journalism interactive 2015

By RJI on October 23, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Journalism Interactive

Registration for Journalism interactive 2015 is now open. The Missouri School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute will host this conference on journalism education and digital media on April 24-25, 2015, in Columbia, Missouri.

Apply for National Community and News Literacy Roundtables project manager

Source ASNE on October 21, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
ASNE

The National Community and News Literacy Roundtables project, administered by the American Society of News Editors in partnership with the News Literacy Project and the American Press Institute, funded in part by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is looking for an innovative, energetic project manager dedicated to the cause of helping Americans become more news literate.

Credibility of mainstream news media fares better among mobile media users

By Roger Fidler on October 21, 2014 0 Comments Research
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

Mobile media users are more likely than nonusers to give higher credibility rankings to national newspapers and most other mainstream news media. They also tend to place greater importance on getting news every day and on the source of news.

The bottom line: Can Twitter make any money for newspapers?

By Alecia Swasy on October 20, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
A little birdie told me 5

Twitter has proved to be a valuable tool for journalists searching for information, but turning social media efforts into real revenues is still elusive for most newspapers. Nonetheless, publishers and owners are willing to invest the time and experiment because they see progress and longer-term payoffs.

Twitter survey finds journalists may have more leeway to insert some humor, opinion into local news tweets

By Jennifer Nelson on October 15, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Twitter bird

When it comes to local news, journalists may have more freedom to interject some opinion into tweets, according to a recent survey of residents in two major U.S. metropolitan areas. However, survey participants indicated that they preferred objective or impartial tweets about national news.

Who let the marketing folks into the newsroom?

By Alecia Swasy on October 13, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Who let the marketing folks into the newsroom?

The changing world of journalism has forced reporters and editors to get more comfortable with different roles, which can include cooperating more with advertising and marketing departments. Twitter is now one of the fastest-growing news distribution channels.

Twitter gives journalists freedom to experiment with new story formats (and rap a song or two)

By Alecia Swasy on October 9, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Twitter gives journalists freedom to experiment with new story formats (and rap

Journalists are using Twitter for more than promoting their work or finding sources. They are bending the professional norms about how to cover the news and tell stories.

Power Capital: Missouri Alumni Examine Media and Politics in Washington

By RJI on October 8, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
The 2014 Curtis B. Hurley Symposium

Secrecy, partisanship and technology are disrupting the channels of communication among citizens, journalists and the government. Missouri alumni leaders discussed top issues in media and policy in Washington at the 2014 Curtis B. Hurley Symposium was held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Power to the people with stories to tell

By RJI on October 8, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
digiSTORY 2014

Digital storytelling is transforming how we hear, see and share personal, professional and community stories. At digiSTORY2014: The Power of Digital Storytelling Conference, leaders in social media, technology trends, entertainment and media production will speak about their experiences and help equip you as a digital storyteller.