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Gadget guru offers predictions about technology trends and how they may impact journalism

By Jennifer Nelson on May 29, 2013 0 Comments Ideas

Imagine shooting video with a pair of glasses, refocusing a photo after shooting it or adding aerial video coverage to your news story to show the effects of pollution or drought. This describes just some of the technology we will see in the next few years, said Greg Harper during the recent RJI Tech Showcase.

Reynolds Fellow develops membership capture platform to help newspapers attract new subscribers, revenue

By Jennifer Nelson on May 29, 2013 0 Comments Ideas

Although a large number of consumers prefer shopping online, only about one percent of newspaper subscriptions come from online sales, said Matt Sokoloff, who recently wrapped up a fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Mobile news startup Circa names editor-in-chief

By RJI on May 28, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Anthony De Rosa

Circa, the San Francisco startup that is rethinking news for mobile, has named Anthony De Rosa as editor in chief. "Together I know we will serve mobile readers in an unmatched fashion,” said Director of News David Cohn, a 2010-2011 Reynolds Fellow.

Reynolds Fellow launches media technology ratings and review site

By RJI on May 21, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Alisa Cromer

The first Angie's list-style review site for media technology, MediaExecsTech was launched officially this week. MediaExecsTech was part of a fellowship at RJI this past year.

Media tablets now used by at least one-third of U.S. adults

By Roger Fidler on May 15, 2013 0 Comments Research
2013 Q1 Research Report 2: Media tablets now used by at least one-third of U.S.

In the three years since Steve Jobs introduced the Apple IPad, at least one-third of U.S. adults has acquired media tablets, according to the results of our 2013 survey.

Social-classifieds company adFreeq awarded $50,000 St. Louis Arch Grant

By RJI on May 14, 2013 0 Comments Ideas

adFreeq, a socially integrated classified ad system incubated at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, has been named one of the top 10 startup companies to watch in 2013 by Silicon Prairie News, a digital media company focused on highlighting and supporting entrepreneurs in the Midwest.

Public safety app wins RJI student competition

By Mike McKean on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
Safe Trek

Team Safe Trek has won the sixth annual RJI Student Competition that brings together journalism, business and computer science students to exploit opportunities in news, advertising and community engagement.

Reynolds Fellow taps social media to aggregate and distribute classified ads

By Jennifer Nelson on May 7, 2013 0 Comments

Buyers and sellers can now place and view ads through a new socially integrated classified ad system on the Columbia Missourian’s newspaper website.

News consumption on mobile devices surpasses desktop computers, newspapers

By RJI on May 1, 2013 0 Comments Research
Mobile news

A 2013 mobile news consumption survey indicated the most dramatic increase of mobile media users were over the age of 45.

Mashable partners with Newsy to deliver high-quality advertising-friendly video

By RJI on April 5, 2013 0 Comments Ideas

Newsy, the video news provider that analyzes multiple sources from around the world, and Mashable have announced a new partnership that pairs Mashable’s editorial team with Newsy’s video producers to deliver a high-quality experience for viewers and advertisers alike.

Media economics expert sheds light on challenges faced when re-establishing relevancy in legacy news

By RJI on April 3, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Robert Picard

Robert Picard, director of research at the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, recently spoke at the Missouri School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, where he shed some light on three of the biggest challenges news providers are facing as they try to re-establish relevance.

RJI produces e-book to help fight plagiarism and fabrication

By Roger Fidler on April 2, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Telling the Truth and Nothing But

The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) will introduce a provocative new e-book produced at the RJI during the organization’s annual conference on April 4-6 in St. Louis. The e-book, titled “Telling the Truth and Nothing But”, addresses one of the most vexing issues confronting journalism today — plagiarism and fabrication.

Underserved health beat leads fellow to create niche news network

By Jennifer Nelson on March 27, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
ACEs Too High

Jane Stevens has created sites that focus on the connection between adverse childhood experiences and adult health problems such as cancer, heart disease and depression, as well as violence and becoming a victim of violence.

Reynolds Fellows analyze how social media is changing politics and news

By Jennifer Nelson on March 25, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
RJI Fellows analyze how social media is changing politics and news

As newsroom leaders experiment with social media, how can they make sense of big data? Two University of Missouri professors are helping news organizations answer some of those questions.

Taking control of newspaper content to find new markets

By RJI on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
Taking control of newspaper content to find new markets

How can newspaper companies take advantage of opportunities created by the Internet and find new markets for their content?

Survey: Community papers still tops for local news

Community newspaper reader survey

Community newspaper readers, surveyed recently, still say they prefer their local papers for getting their news and information.

New RJI video digest offers fresh ideas to move journalism forward

By Jennifer Nelson on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
Futures Lab

Check out the new weekly Futures Lab video digest, created by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Missouri School of Journalism. The show will launch March 20.

Winners announced in the 70th annual Pictures of the Year International competition

By Rick Shaw on March 4, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Paul Hansen of Dagens Nyheter

Pictures of the Year International released the complete 70th Annual Winners List at the conclusion of judging the 70th annual competition, setting the mark for excellence for photojournalism and visual journalism in 2012.

Researching what subscribers will pay for digital content is crucial

By RJI on February 25, 2013 0 Comments Ideas Experiments Research
Seattle Times bundles

Researchers at RJI have developed an experimental research method, the pricing optimizer, and are testing the tool in a partnership with The Seattle Times.

Sokoloff provides overview of best practices for paid content product marketing

By RJI on February 19, 2013 0 Comments Ideas
Matt Sokoloff's Paid Content presentation at Key Executives Mega-Conference slid

Slides and Tweets from Matt Sokoloff's presentation at the Key Executives Mega-Conference in New Orleans.