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Transmedia storytelling comes to True/False Film Fest

By Sarah Strasburg on March 5, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Dan Archer

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.

Where in the world is this news coming from?

By Jennifer Nelson on February 24, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Gistory

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.

RJI and AP launch initiative to connect academics, media professionals for exchange of data and ideas

By RJI on February 19, 2015 0 Comments Ideas Research
Associated Press

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.

New book on data literacy geared toward journalists, students

By Jennifer Nelson on February 13, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Data Literacy by David Herzog

A new book on data analysis by 2010-2011 Reynolds Fellow David Herzog is designed to help journalists and students “navigate the world of publicly available data,” says the author.

Hebdo symposium raises issues of free speech and hate speech

By Sarah Strasburg on February 12, 2015 0 Comments Ideas

Journalists worldwide face real dangers every day, and the Charlie Hebdo attack last month in Paris is an egregious example, according to speakers at a recent freedom of speech symposium at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Knight Prototype Fund supports 10 new projects focused on data-driven storytelling and better information access

By RJI on February 10, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced funding for 10 new projects through the Knight Prototype Fund, including a new project from 2014–2015 Reynolds Fellow Dan Archer.

Nous sommes tous Charlie: RJI will host symposium on free-speech issues

By Amanda Gastler, Sarah Strasburg on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
Nous sommes tous Charlie

RJI will host a symposium Feb. 3 in at the Missouri School of Journalism to discuss free-speech issues raised after the Jan. 7 attack at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French magazine.

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.”