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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.

What’s hot (or not) from ONA 14

By Brian Steffens on October 6, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
ONA 2014

Perhaps the biggest buzz at this year’s ONA convention was Gannett and its Des Moines Register’s “Harvest of Change” series of stories that capitalized on interactive viewing using the Oculus VR headset.

Reporters build brand, visibility and job opportunities with Twitter

By Alecia Swasy on October 3, 2014 1 Comment Ideas
Birdie 2

Some journalists need a nudge to try Twitter, as they dismissed it as a place where people posted pictures of their dinner. But most journalists get hooked once they see how Twitter can help expand their source list, increase their visibility and even help them land freelance gigs or better jobs.

A little birdie told me

By Alecia Swasy on September 30, 2014 3 Comments Ideas
Screaming bird

Twitter has become a powerful communications tool. And it has changed the publishing food chain: Twitter is now first and foremost when sharing breaking news and sports.

Missouri journalism alumni criticize Obama media access and urge Washington reporters to dig deeper

By John O'Connor on September 29, 2014 0 Comments Ideas

Six Missouri School of Journalism alumni discussed challenges to effective reporting on government and politics at the 2014 Curtis B. Hurley Symposium on Sept. 23 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Meet two pioneers of visual storytelling this week at Online News Association conference in Chicago

By RJI on September 24, 2014 0 Comments
Trina Chiasson

Reynolds Fellows Dan Archer and Trina Chiasson will demo their innovations in data visualization and transmedia storytelling this week at ONA14.

More newspaper subscribers embracing mobile media while retaining their attachment to print

By Roger Fidler on September 15, 2014 0 Comments
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

Newspaper subscribers are increasingly using smartphones and tablets while retaining a strong attachment to print, according to the latest mobile media survey from RJI.

Symposium will discuss how secrecy, partisanship and technology affects ability of citizens to stay informed

By RJI on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
Hurley Symposium 2014

Leaders in journalism, law and government will discuss how secrecy, partisanship and technology are affecting the ability of citizens to stay informed at “Power Capital: Missouri Alumni Examine Media and Politics in Washington” September 23 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Newsy’s Jim Spencer recognized as Missouri Entrepreneur of the Year

By RJI on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
Newsy

Jim Spencer, president of Columbia, Missouri-based Newsy, received the Missouri Governor’s Entrepreneur Award for his pioneering work in news industry trends. Newsy is an innovative multisource video news service that is the only company of its kind.

The 7 most useful apps for mobile journalism

By Judd Slivka on August 24, 2014 2 Comments
 The 7 most useful apps for mobile journalism

You could go blind — or bankrupt — trying to test all of the photo and video apps available. Missouri School of Journalism professor Judd Slivka tested more than 250 of them and there are seven he works with on a regular basis.