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In Twitter we trust: Can social media sway voters?

By Brian Steffens on October 26, 2012 0 Comments News

Reynolds Fellow Brian Houston discusses the potential impact of social media on voters during an NPR Science Friday broadcast.

Missourian experiments with membership pay model, launches new apps

By RJI on October 24, 2012 0 Comments News
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.

SND 2012: Optimizing news design

By Brian Steffens on October 24, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Optimizing News Design Through a Brain Science Approach

The brain is a limited capacity processor. Design of news and advertising needs to be brain friendly: simple, direct, organized, uncluttered.

'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.

RJI links 10.21.12

By Brian Steffens on October 21, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

True innovation in local news organizations still lacking

By Matt (Sokoloff) Broffman on October 19, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

It’s exciting to see many local news organizations transforming into “digital first” operations. After many years of slow progress, traditional media entities are finally taking the necessary steps to join the modern world of socially driven, 24/7 digital news. But while these are certainly steps in the right direction, it’s unclear that they are helping drive revenue, build working business models, or spur true product innovation.

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.

RJI links 10.12.12

By Brian Steffens on October 12, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

MU Tiger Challenge launches new weekly challenges for football fans

By Jennifer Nelson on October 11, 2012 0 Comments News

As the University of Missouri Tigers prepare to battle the Alabama Crimson Tide this weekend at Faurot Field, get your cameras ready.

Hyperlocal online ads to get super-sized?

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

Imagine a local restaurant owner who realizes he has a lot of open tables on a given evening. He pulls up his computer and places an ad on the plasma screens at the theater venue down the street offering a special to the theater patrons hoping to drive traffic into his restaurant.

Pressing Ahead: Tablets, Mobile and News After Paper

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - Friday, December 7, 2012 Events

How will the next generation of mobile media devices and networks change the way people consume news? Is mobile as big an opportunity as everyone seems to be predicting? How can media organizations innovate when resources are constrained? These are some of the critical questions that will be addressed during RJI’s fall 2012 Tablet Symposium. Futurist Michael Rogers and digital media guru Douglas Bennett will lead discussions about the technologies and strategies that are likely to shape digital publishing and the news media for the rest of the decade.

SNPA 2012: Notes and nuggets

By Brian Steffens on October 8, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

Heard and learned at the Southern Newspaper Publishers’ Association Summit 2012

SNPA 2012: Looking ahead, feeling better

By Brian Steffens on October 8, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

Publishers' optimism appears to be a result of a growing understanding, if not comfort level, of building and growing a print + digital strategy along with a move toward monetizing content (pay models).

SNPA 2012: We're not dead yet

By Brian Steffens on October 4, 2012 1 Comment Blogs

Newspapers lead the way in driving purchases, in coupons, and in the spending levels of their audiences. When combining print and digital audiences, newspapers have 59% of the coveted 18-49 year old audience.

We the Tweeters

By RJI on October 4, 2012 0 Comments News

A team of researchers with the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri examines how viewers throughout the nation respond in real time via Twitter to the presidential candidates and their performances during the first presidential debate. Social media such as Twitter now allow citizens to more fully engage with televised political events, such as the presidential debates, and be active participants in the political dialogue by responding to the candidates’ messages and also interacting with other citizens.

Twitter hits records during Obama-Romney debate

Source Dallas News on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
Brian Houston, Mitchell S. McKinney, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Dallas Morning News worked with the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri to try to make sense of the cacophony by looking at how reactions in North Texas and other parts of the country compared to the broader Twitterverse.

MU professors to use Twitter to “let voices be heard,” analyze responses to presidential debates

By Jennifer Nelson on October 3, 2012 0 Comments News

University of Missouri professors Mitchell S. McKinney and J. Brian Houston want U.S. citizens’ voices to be heard in the upcoming presidential debates.

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.

RJI opens lab to work with Microsoft operating system

Source Missouri Press Association on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Microsoft Lab, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism is opening a Microsoft Application Development Lab on its Columbia campus.

Frank Denton: Readers suggest, and we deliver

Source Florida Times Union on September 29, 2012 0 Comments

You care about your community. And you care about your state and — especially — about your country.