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Potter listening tour of community newspapers begins this month

By RJI on April 6, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Walt Potter Jr.

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.

MediaShift launches DigitalEd Media Training with RJI, BigMarker as partners

By RJI on April 3, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Mark Glaser

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.

Technology sparks innovation during Costa Rica study abroad trip

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.

How millennials get news: Inside the habits of America’s first digital generation

By Media Insight Project on March 16, 2015 0 Comments

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.

RJI Fellow’s e-book on working with data is subject of SXSW session

By Jennifer Nelson on March 13, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
Trina Chiasson

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.

Columbia Missourian covers True/False Film Fest using 3-D imaging

By RJI on March 11, 2015 0 Comments Ideas
True/false ninja

The Columbia Missourian took a new tack on “in-depth journalism” by offering its readers 3-D images of costumed participants in the True/False Film Fest in Columbia, Missouri.

StoryAct designed to take news consumers from reading articles to taking action

By Jennifer Nelson on March 9, 2015 1 Comment Ideas
Michael Skoler

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 will be offered opportunities to take actions as they read a story.

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

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

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


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

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.