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2014 Q1 Research Report 1: Tablets are now commonplace in households with children

By Roger Fidler on April 23, 2014 0 Comments Research
RJI-DPA Mobile Media News Consumption

More than half of U.S. households now have tablets and three-quarters have smartphones according to the latest Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) mobile media poll.

Pictures of the Year International winners will be showcased at the Newseum

By RJI on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Afghan child

The exhibit will include powerful visual stories of forests destroyed by the coal mining industry, countries plagued by extreme hunger and a loving home opened to an Afghan child healing from severe burns.

Innovative donation platform wins 7th annual RJI Student Competition

By RJI on April 22, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Tech Showcase

A mobile app that introduces young people to public media content and gives them an easy way to help pay for it has won the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s annual student developer competition sponsored this year by the Public Media Platform (PMP).

Pulitzer Prize-winning series on coal miners' black-lung claims available in RJI Digital Newsbook catalog

By Nate Brown on April 14, 2014 1 Comment Ideas
Breathless & Burdened

Chris Hamby today won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for “Breathless and Burdened: Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine.” The digital newsbook version of Hamby’s series is available in the RJI Digital Newsbook catalog.

Shovel ready: Infographics that make you want to dig deeper into a story

By Ben Owens on April 9, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Ben Owens

Ben Owens, journalism graduate student, attended four sessions during RJI's Mobile First symposium. As a designer and self-proclaimed tech nerd, one presentation held his undivided attention.

Study: Newspapers growing revenue in non-traditional ways


A handful of alternative revenue streams pursued by daily newspapers are throwing off double-digit profits. Publishers expect digital revenue to represent a greater share of revenue in the coming three years.

Missouri School of Journalism, 11 other programs win $35,000 ONA grants to create live news experiments

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
Missouri wins ONA grant

A Missouri School of Journalism team wins a $35,000 micro-grant from the Online News Association's Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The grant will fund a live news experiment that bridges journalism education, community engagement and local news.

Survey: Newspaper online paid content models now the norm

Paid content pie

Five years ago the notion of newspapers charging for online content was dismissed by many as an unworkable strategy. Today it’s become an industry norm.

Newspaper publishers remain optimistic about future of their industry

By Michael M. Jenner on March 17, 2014 0 Comments Research

Despite the sharp revenue declines of the last five years, publishers of U.S. daily newspapers continue to be optimistic about the future of their industry, but those who believe print will end within 10 years increased 27 percent.

Reynolds Fellow named director of new documentary journalism center at the Missouri School of Journalism

By Jennifer Nelson on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
Stacey Woelfel

Stacey Woelfel, 2013-2014 Donald W. Reynolds Fellow, will embark on a new adventure this fall as the director of the new Jonathan Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism.

NNA survey: Small town residents depend on their community paper

Two-thirds of residents in small towns across America depend upon their local newspaper for news and information, according to the National Newspaper Association’s most recent newspaper readership survey.

A 2008-2009 Reynolds Fellow leads development of new journalism innovation center at University of Oregon

By Jennifer Nelson on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Fancher

An innovation center committed to exploring how citizens can interact and gain value from journalism is becoming reality for the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, thanks to a generous anonymous donor.

New documentary journalism program at MU made possible by $6.7 million gift

By RJI on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Jon Murray

The gift creates one of the largest programs in documentary journalism. The goal is to provide innovative teaching, professional outreach and research programs that will attract the most talented students, faculty and professionals from around the world.

Islam for Journalists

By Roger Fidler on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Islam for Journalists

RJI Digital Newsbooks are optimized for reading on personal computers and tablets. For the best reading experience, please follow the instructions below before clicking or touching “Download Now.”

PBS, Google launch student video contest with Reynolds Fellow’s platform

By Nate Brown on February 3, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

UPDATE: PBS has announced the winners of the year-in-review contest that used Meograph, a multimedia storytelling tool developed by Misha Leybovich, a 2013-2014 Reynolds Fellow.

A 2010-2011 Reynolds Fellow journeys to Africa to learn about the continent's unique needs for 'mobile-only' news products

By Jennifer Nelson on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Will Sullivan

UPDATE: The Voice of America app is a nominee for the 2014 Global Mobile Awards organized by the Global Systems Mobile Association (GSMA) Mobile World Congress.

Mobile-news leader partners with RJI, Missouri School of Journalism to help industry navigate opportunities in migrating to mobile

By Jennifer Nelson on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
mobile first

Migrating to a mobile-first newsroom requires navigating through infrastructure upgrades, adjusting mindsets and serving varied emerging platforms. Keeping up with emerging technology is something that Jim Flink, formerly general manager of mobile news provider Newsy, knows all about.

RJI seeks people, institutions with innovative ideas to improve journalism to apply for 2014 fellowship program

By Nate Brown on January 9, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Wright Brothers

RJI is seeking applicants for its 2014-2015 class of Reynolds Fellows. The fellows program gives people and institutions the time and space to create, test and measure strategies, products and services that will strengthen journalism in the 21st Century.

Pictures of the Year International now accepting entries for 71st competition

By RJI on December 18, 2013 0 Comments Ideas

The world’s best photojournalism — including still photography, e-books and documentaries — will be judged during the 71st Pictures of the Year International competition at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI).

Improved cost and revenue study will provide newspaper executives with better, more useful data

By Nate Brown on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Inland Press

The nearly 100-year-old National Cost and Revenue Study for newspapers has been reimagined for the 21st Century: bound copies and PDFs are out; an interactive Web-based dashboard is in.