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Futurist predicts how technology will affect journalism over the next decade

By Jennifer Nelson on January 14, 2013 1 Comment Ideas
Michael Rogers

Although much of our lives is already impacted by the cybersphere — how we shop, how we live, how we work, how we date — there’s “much, much more to come,” says Practical Futurist Michael Rogers.

Top 10 most-shared RJI content

By RJI on December 29, 2012 0 Comments Ideas
Top 10 most-shared RJI content

RJI Program Director for Digital Publishing Roger Fidler’s mobile device news consumption survey findings claimed the top three spots for the most-shared content.

Top 10 most-viewed videos

By RJI on December 28, 2012 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
Top 10 most-viewed videos 2012

The top most-viewed videos included an introductory tour of the new Application Development Lab.

Tips to optimize your news website

By RJI on December 27, 2012 0 Comments
Laptop news

This first of a four-part series provides website optimization tips, simple and fast adjustments you can make today.

Top 10 most-read blog posts

By RJI on December 27, 2012 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
Top 10 most-read blog posts 2012

The top read blogs were written by fellows including Paul Bolls, Joy Mayer and Peter Meng’ about their research work and findings.

Top 10 most-read news stories

By RJI on December 26, 2012 0 Comments Ideas
Top 10 most-read stories 2012

As 2012 wraps up and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute prepares to welcome 2013, we reflect on the top read stories and blog posts, as well as the most viewed videos from the year.

Reynolds Journalism Institute develops nonresidential fellowship for 2013-2014

By RJI on December 24, 2012 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
Reynolds Journalism Institute

Do you have an innovative idea to improve the practice or understanding of journalism you’ve wanted to try but haven’t had the resources or time?

Reynolds Fellow hopes to build the “trade journal of the future” for local news media

By Jennifer Nelson on November 19, 2012 0 Comments Ideas
RJI fellow hopes to build the “trade journal of the future” for local news media

Publisher and editor Alisa Cromer of San Jose, Calif., wants to build a new kind of trade journal that uses emerging peer-sharing concepts to give business executives at news organizations the actionable ideas, tools and partners they need to survive and flourish.

Reynolds Fellow explores local ad solution for hyperlocal sites

By Jennifer Nelson on November 15, 2012 4 Comments Ideas
Laptop with darts

As newspapers struggle to figure out how to make online news coverage profitable, there have been many independent journalists and bloggers stepping up to fill in the gaps left by newspaper cutbacks. It’s important to help these independent content creators gain new revenue streams, said Missouri School of Journalism Alumnus Matt Sokoloff, of Orlando.

Research team to look at “bigger picture” analysis of Twitter’s impact on presidential debate viewer’s engagement

By Jennifer Nelson on November 15, 2012 0 Comments Research
Twitter

With the presidential debates and election over, a University of Missouri-based Twitter analysis research team is beginning to really process and analyze “the bigger picture” of Twitter’s impact on debate viewer’ political engagement.

Watch the announcement of the Reynolds Foundation endowment for RJI

By Travis McMillen on November 9, 2012 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
Reynolds Journalism Institute

Watch the announcement of the Reynolds Foundation's $30.1 million endowment on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

RJI receives $30.1 million endowment gift from Reynolds Foundation

By RJI on November 8, 2012 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
RJI receives $30.1 million endowment gift from Reynolds Foundation

The University of Missouri announced Thursday that it has received a $30.1 million gift from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to guarantee permanent funding for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, the 4-year-old center devoted to innovation, collaboration and research in media industries.

‘Election Night Virtual Watch Party’ turns election into social experience

By RJI on November 8, 2012 0 Comments Experiments
Virtual Watch Party

Live election parties are so 2008. Putting a twist on traditional watch parties of the past, the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Reuben Stern moderated his first ‘Election Night Virtual Watch Party’ Tuesday night.

RJI, Nine Network partnership debuts interactive TV program Nov. 8

By RJI on November 7, 2012 0 Comments Ideas
Casey Nolen, host of Stay Tuned

An interactive, innovative television series about important community issues, created by a joint effort by the Nine Network (KETC-TV) of St. Louis and Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) Fellow Kent Collins, premieres Nov. 8.

In Twitter we trust: Can social media sway voters?

By Brian Steffens on October 26, 2012 0 Comments Experiments
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Reynolds Fellow Brian Houston discusses the potential impact of social media on voters during an NPR Science Friday broadcast.

Reynolds Fellow hopes to harness valuable online newspaper content while protecting it from pirates

By Jennifer Nelson on October 25, 2012 4 Comments Ideas
Connie Farrow

After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1984 to pursue a career in newspapers, alumna Connie Farrow never imagined she’d be returning to campus in 2012 to help newspapers in a slightly different role.

Missourian experiments with membership pay model, launches new apps

By RJI on October 24, 2012 0 Comments Experiments
Screenshot of new Missourian iPhone app

With RJI support, Missourian launches multi-platform membership model to provide news and advertising wherever and however readers choose to access it.

'Stay Tuned:' TV news partnership aimed at building a public forum with social media tools

By Jennifer Nelson on October 24, 2012 0 Comments Experiments
Kent Collins

Radio-Television Journalism Faculty Chairman Kent Collins is partnering with Public Broadcasting Station KETC-TV to create a new style of public affairs television journalism.

President’s sharp comebacks dominate debate tweets

By RJI on October 23, 2012 0 Comments Experiments
Barack Obama word cloud

The San Francisco Giants and Chicago Bears may have scored more points than the presidential candidates last night. The Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals to gain a berth in the World Series. The Bears defeated arch rivals Detroit Lions. And while flash polls after last night’s debate called Obama the winner, several media polls released Monday put the presidential race at a tie with two weeks to go until Election Day.

The final debate: The view from Dallas and Jacksonville

By RJI on October 23, 2012 1 Comment Experiments
We the Tweeters

Dallas viewers of the final presidential debate showed the most enthusiasm for the candidates’ mix of views on domestic and foreign policies, according to an analysis of Twitter by the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Jacksonville viewers did not light up Twitter, with just 244 tweets to the #JAXDebate hashtag.