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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
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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.

Tablets tend to boost news consumption on smartphones and likelihood of paying for mobile news content

By Roger Fidler on August 19, 2014 0 Comments Research
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

Smartphone owners who also have tablets are much more likely to use their smartphones for consuming news organization content than those who do not have tablets, according to the latest mobile media survey from RJI.

Reynolds Fellow's e-book will help journalists tell stories with data

By RJI on August 18, 2014 0 Comments
Trina Chiasson

A new e-book from Infoactive CEO Trina Chiasson and Northwestern University Statistical Programmer Dyanna Gregory will take the mystery out of collecting and using data to tell stories using visually engaging tools and techniques.

Mizzou Athletics, RJI Launch Game Day Application

By David Reiter, Nate Brown on August 14, 2014 0 Comments
Game Day App

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and Mizzou Athletics announced they will release an iPhone and iPad application specifically designed for fans attending Tiger Football games at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field this fall. “This project is a perfect example of the kind of projects that news organizations increasingly think about every day: how do you use technology and news and information to engage and interact with a specific audience,” said RJI Executive Director Randy Picht.

RJI links: Friday, August 8, 2014

By RJI on August 8, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links

To help you navigate our fast-changing industry, RJI collects and assembles some of the top stories from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

Health app’s tailored news helps patients live better lives

By Jennifer Nelson on July 21, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Treepple

During a doctor visit, patients check various boxes on information forms to provide insight about their medical history and current health conditions. This offers more focused care for the patient. Treepple, a University of Missouri-developed news application, uses a similar approach to gather data for a tailoring engine that generates health news content specific to individual users.