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Journalism is not dead: Case studies of success

By Michael Skoler on April 28, 2010 0 Comments Ideas

Michael Skoler used his time at the Reynolds Journalism Institute to develop case studies on websites that provide useful information on a specific topic. Storytelling skills are still important and useful, but journalism is in a moment of change.

Newspaper advertising: Using behavioral targeting in the digital age

By Stephanie Padgett on April 28, 2010 0 Comments Ideas

Stephanie Padgett looked into the notion of newspaper advertising and how newspapers can use different sources to increase their advertising and, therefore, increase their profitability.

Storytelling in journalism: How to tell a story in the digital age

By Jacqueline Banaszynski on April 28, 2010 0 Comments Ideas

Jacqueline Banaszynski's final presentation.

Mobile journalism: News in every pocket

By Clyde Bentley on April 28, 2010 0 Comments Ideas

Clyde Bentley's Final Presentation

Roger Fidler, Jeff Jarvis join Tabula Rasa

Source WEMEDIA on April 26, 2010 1 Comment

Two digital media visionaries — Roger Fidler and Jeff Jarvis — are joining the conversation at Thursday’s activities at the Digital Sandbox Event Center in New York. It would be hard to create either an app or an operating system with better user-experience. Experience-experience, too.

Tell Clyde I’m on the road to Floyd with a Droid

Clyde Bentley, Donald W. Reynolds fellow, mobile journalism

It was a tough decision, but having an excuse to write that headline made it all worthwhile.

My first “smartphone” was a Handspring Treo 180, almost 10 years ago. When I moved to Knoxville a few years later, the lack of T-Mobile service disabled most of the smartness, so I regressed to a Palm TX paired to a Cingular Razr Bluetooth phone, a semi-smart setup.

Panel: Law and ethics in a changing media ecosystem

By Bill Densmore on April 21, 2010 0 Comments Experiments

This panel looks at the challenges, both legal and journalistic, facing journalism ventures that seek to build and maintain online communities, from article comments to community forums and blogs. Including the role of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, dealing with and protecting anonymous commenters, and concerns regarding defamation and privacy.

How to differentiate yourself in the job market

Source POYNTER'S NEWSPAY BLOG on April 20, 2010 0 Comments
RJI  Innovate!100

There were lots of winning ideas at last week's "Pitch Slam" event at the University of Missouri's Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. The Pitch Slam is part of an "Innovate!2010" global competition aimed at finding up-and-coming tech and communications startups.

What newspapers can do to meet the mobile news challenge

Source Editorsweblog.org on April 20, 2010 0 Comments
Clyde Bentley, Donald W. Reynolds fellow, mobile journalism

Yesterday, the Reynolds Journalism Institute hosted a conference to discuss the trends in mobile news with speakers from publications such as, The Miami Herald and National Geographic. On her blog, the Knight Digital Media Center's Michelle McLellan broke down five of the most important points from "Going Mobile: How Newspapers can Meet the Cell Phone Challenge."

Five takeaways from “Going mobile: How newspapers can meet the cell phone challenge”

Clyde Bentley, Donald W. Reynolds fellow, mobile journalism

Monday’s conference at Reynolds Journalism Institute is an immersion course in explosion in mobile news. Here are my takeaways:

News companies go mobile: tips, techniques, strategies

By Clyde Bentley on April 13, 2010 0 Comments Ideas

News editors, mobile industry execs and academics gathered at the Reynolds Journalism Institute in April to brainstorm the challenges news companies face as smart phone usage sets new records for growth. By 2013 more people will access the web by mobile device than by PC.

Cell phone tour of MKT trail

Source KOMU on April 13, 2010 0 Comments
Clyde Bentley, Donald W. Reynolds fellow, mobile journalism

COLUMBIA - MU's Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation are joining together to bring visitors to the MKT Trail something new.

Tribute to Deborah Howell - ASNE convention

By Jacqueline Banaszynski on April 12, 2010 0 Comments Ideas

"The news business is not for wimps and I am not one. I was suited by temperament and breeding for what I was to become."
That's what Deborah Howell told students at the Missouri School of Journalism last October, when she was awarded an Honor Medal for lifetime achievement.

I was shown the media's future 16 years ago: Now with the iPad, it's here

Source The Guardian on April 11, 2010 0 Comments
Guardian, iPad, Roger Fidler

My personal journey to the iPad began around 16 years ago in Aspen, Colorado. Rumours of what the internet was capable of doing to the news business had reached London, and the only way of checking them out was to fly to America and find out.

Building revenue on e-Readers remains a challenge

Source Newspaper Association of America on April 11, 2010 0 Comments
E-Readers, Sean Reily, NAA, RJI

Sean Reily, a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, said: "It's a really difficult hurdle for newspapers to deal with because you are cutting up a pie that, as of yet, isn't big enough to cut up." In his role at the Los Angeles Times, Reily has seen the Tribune Company's Kindle subscription figures. He says that even in the early years, numbers were surprisingly strong.

Voices from the past - Description

By Clyde Bentley on April 10, 2010 0 Comments Ideas

The Reynolds Journalism Institute this week launched a unique project in Columbia that will allow people to use their cell phones to "call" the rich legacy of the community.

Voices from the past: Promotional idea uses cell phones and radio-on-demand

By Clyde Bentley on April 10, 2010 0 Comments Ideas

Mobile phones are the most widely used communications technology in the United States – nearly 90% of Americans carry one. But the vast majority of those phones cannot receive the Web-based graphics and information that media outlets prefer. The Smartphones that can do that represent just 17% of the cell phones in the U.S. The rest just communicate primarily with voice and text.

City's case for Google broadband

Source Columbia Business Times on April 10, 2010 0 Comments
RJI Futures Lab

Showboating aside, cities had to fill out a formal questionnaire highlighting what the network could do to boost the productivity and capabilities of businesses, government and educational institutions. Columbia officially sent its response to Google March 26, and MU's Reynolds Journalism Institute has penned its own report on why Columbia deserves faster Internet. Google plans to send representatives to cities after the choices are narrowed down and pick the target community or communities by the end of the year.

More sites: Aggregators, news systems, minis

By Michele McLellan on April 7, 2010 0 Comments Ideas

Aggregators curate links and headlines from other sources. While curation provides a valuable service, our study is focused on sites that originate news.

Looking at the iPad and a portal to the future

Source CU Atlas on April 7, 2010 0 Comments
CU Atlas screenshot

The new Apple iPad is making me think deeply about how news and entertainment are consumed. That's a bit of a leap for me, because my professional life has involved using computers to create all types of content, from news to still photos to audio and video and interactive content.