A 2015-2016 RJI Fellow wants to streamline the workflow in small- to mid-sized newsrooms by creating apps to assist journalists in their day-to-day tasks. These tasks could range from fact-checking and finding free images to creating immersive multimedia presentations and previewing mobile versions of their articles.
The highly anticipated release of the Apple Watch last week has one new RJI Fellow intrigued by its potential for digital storytelling and engagement. News innovation strategist Victor Hernandez will spend eight months exploring the impact of wearable technology on newsrooms as a 2015-2016 nonresidential fellow at RJI.
Each spring, the Reynolds Journalism Institute profiles the entrepreneurial efforts of students working on RJI initiatives and other class projects at the Missouri School of Journalism and for University of Missouri partners such as the Information Science and Architectural Studies programs.
From exploring journalistic opportunities for wearable technology to helping smaller community newspapers provide digital services for advertisers, the ninth fellowship class of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute continues RJI’s commitment to nurturing and strengthening journalism’s service to citizens and their communities.
While digital engagement discussions are undoubtedly here to stay, physical engagement strategies have real value, says Meghann Farnsworth of the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). She recently spoke at the Dissecting Engagement conference at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.
Herstory tells the stories of 34 veteran female journalists and the challenges, struggles and triumphs they faced in a historically male-dominated profession. The women were interviewed as part of the 2013-2014 RJI Fellowship of Yong Volz, an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Walt Potter — donor of the Missouri School of Journalism’s Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism — will be visiting community newspapers in Missouri this month and next as part of what’s known informally as The Potter Listening Tour.
PBS MediaShift has announced the launch of its new online training series, DigitalEd, in partnership with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at the University of Missouri and the BigMarker browser-based online conferencing platform.
Missouri School of Journalism students in Costa Rica used infrared imaging, a drone, three-dimensional GoPro video cameras and a Lytro Illum against a backdrop of jungle, ocean and national park landscapes to report and write stories about environmental and social issues.
Millennials consume news and information in strikingly different ways than previous generations, and their paths to discovery are more nuanced and varied than some may have imagined, according to the new study by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Trina Chiasson, a 2013-2014 RJI Fellow, will share insights from “Data+Design,” an open source e-book about preparing data and building visualizations, during a SXSW session next week in Austin, Texas.
Michael Skoler wants to take audience engagement with PRI beyond the share button at the end of a news article. As part of a new tool called StoryAct, visitors to PRI.org will be offered opportunities to take actions as they read a story.
Dan Archer, a graphic journalist and RJI Fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, will participate in three immersive technology events this weekend as part of the True/False Film Fest, which is featuring transmedia stories, events and installations for the first time.
Syria is frequently in the news, but could you find it on a map? Seeing people’s general lack of geographic knowledge while discussing world news motivated a University of Missouri student to create Gistory, a news startup that helps people identify where news events are happening in the world.
Who sets the news agenda in the social media age? How can news organizations maintain a sense of substance and gain useful insights from the community without falling victim to hype or hyperbole? These will be among the questions considered in a discussion led by The Associated Press at Social Media Week in New York on Feb. 25.