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

By Jennifer Nelson on January 30, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
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.

Dan Archer illustrates plight of Marlene Bird for CBC's The National newscast

By RJI on January 29, 2015 0 Comments
Dan Archer

Six months ago, a Canadian homeless woman -- Marlene Bird -- was beaten, assaulted and set on fire. CBC News' The National told her story with the help of Dan Archer, graphic journalist and 2014-2015 Reynolds Fellow.

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.

Beyond the theoretical

Source Public Media Platform on January 27, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Beyond the theoretical

RJI students harness the Public Media Platform to expand audiences for public media.

Ten student journalism programs win mobile gear in MobileVideoDIY contest

By Jennifer Nelson on January 15, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

The high schools won gear bags for their classrooms from MobileVideoDIY, a newly launched mobile-video resource of RJI. The bags include a microphone, pre-amplifier, microphone cord, tripod and smartphone mount. These accessories can help improve picture and sound quality of mobile video and photos.

72nd Pictures of the Year International deadline is Thursday, Jan. 15

By RJI on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
POYi

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.

Media executive Vivian Schiller to deliver keynote at 2015 Journalism Interactive conference

By RJI on December 29, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Vivian Schiller

The former head of news for Twitter, Vivian Schiller, will present the keynote address at the fourth annual Journalism Interactive conference this spring in Columbia, Missouri.

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.