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Patch CCO talks election coverage: Virtual news teams, trending hashtag

By Matt (Sokoloff) Broffman on November 9, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Patch

No sooner had Sandy begun to recede when the editors at Patch’s more than 850 sites had to resume election coverage, and ramp it up in the final days before voting. They churned out more than 12,000 stories on Tuesday, November 6.

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

By Jennifer Nelson on October 24, 2012 0 Comments News
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.

Presidential Debate: Twitter Beats the Pundits to the Punch

By RJI on October 15, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

To further understand how Twitter is affecting the political campaign, three different groups analyzed Twitter conversations during the first Presidential Debate. They each came to different conclusions.

MU researchers find outlook optimistic for print media

Source Maneater on October 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Even with the loss of advertising revenue and subscriptions, newspaper publishers hold an optimistic view of the future of print journalism, a study conducted by MU researchers found.

Newspapers bullish on print editions, study finds

Source Columbia Tribune on October 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Despite an economic downturn that has forced newspapers to cut staff in recent years, publishers of U.S. daily newspapers are optimistic about the future of their industry, according to a University of Missouri study.

Pivot Point provides impetus to launch 'Fact Check' tool, identify new sources

By RJI on October 3, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

Besides improving the accuracy of stories and developing new sources, “Fact Check” also strengthens the media company’s relationship with readers.

Newspaper publishers optimistic about the future, RJI survey shows

Source Newsroom America on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In the largest survey of its kind, Michael Jenner, the Houston Harte Endowed Chair at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU, found that nearly two-thirds of responding publishers expressed optimism for the future, while only 4 percent of respondents were not optimistic about the industry.

Two-thirds of newspaper publishers optimistic about the future

Source ASNE on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In the largest survey of its kind, nearly two-thirds of responding publishers expressed optimism about the future of the newspaper industry.

SeeClickFix: Crowdsourced local problem reporting as community news

Source SeeClickFix on September 19, 2012 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, block by block, community news

"It's important not to define news too narrowly. News and information are bleeding together." When Block by Block lead organizer Michele McLellan made this observation during the closing session of the recent Community News Summit, several participants applauded loudly.

Block by Block 2012 - Recaps From Around the Web

By RJI on September 18, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

A collection of recaps of Block by Block 2012 posted by attendees.

At precipice, hyperlocals face budget realities

Source NetNewsCheck on September 17, 2012 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, block by block, community news

There was a single word uttered more than any other at last week’s gathering of hyperlocal news websites in Chicago: Bootstrappers.

It’s a word that conjures up more images of the Western frontier than the digital one. Coming from this crowd of mostly online-only publishers, who have adopted it as a self-description and badge of honor in their stand against larger legacy media, it also seems curiously un-techy.

RJI links 8.17.12

By Brian Steffens on August 17, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

RJI links 8.3.12

By Brian Steffens on August 3, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

RJI links 7.30.12

By Brian Steffens on July 30, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Community news and Facebook

By Joy Mayer on July 24, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

When it comes to the relationship between a news organization and its community, most of us would do well to pay more attention to small-town newsrooms.

RJI links 7.20.12

By Brian Steffens on July 20, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Joy Mayer shares workshop material

Source Missouri Press Association on July 20, 2012 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, engagement, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

If you were unable to attend the Joy Mayer workshop on engaging the community held July 20 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, you can go online to see her training material.

Google+: Sarah Hill's Broadcast News Hangouts

By RJI on July 19, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Sarah Hill and U_news featured in a google video.

Sarah Hill and U_news featured in a google video.

RJI links 7.13.12

By Brian Steffens on July 13, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Scholarship to RJI's Block by Block awarded to Downeybeat.com

Source Downeybeat.com on July 11, 2012 0 Comments
block by block, Michele McLellan, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Reynolds Journalism Institute has given the downeybeat.com a complete travel scholarship for the Block by Block: Community News Summit 2012 in September in Chicago.