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Newsy founder to talk about startup culture

Since its founding, Newsy has received awards including a national Edward R. Murrow Award and Appy Award. The company also partners with MSN, Mashable, the Missouri School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. In January 2014, it was acquired by the E.W. Scripps Co.

Transmedia Live: The next generation of storytelling

Source Vox Magazine on March 16, 2015 0 Comments

Documentary film can be more than an honest film on a giant screen. Discovering the virtually uncharted territory of interactive documentary, artists and journalists Dan Archer, Elaine Sheldon and Oscar Raby shared their work and methodology.

True/False Festival: Experience Ferguson shooting aftermath in virtual reality

Source St. Louis Public Radio on March 16, 2015 0 Comments

Can you imagine what it would have been like to be at the Canfield Green apartments when Michael Brown was shot? Graphic journalist Dan Archer can.

True/False Festival: Experience Ferguson shooting aftermath in virtual reality

Source St. Louis Chinese American News on March 13, 2015 0 Comments

Can you imagine what it would have been like to be at the Canfield Green apartments when Michael Brown was shot? Graphic journalist Dan Archer can. He's created a virtual representation of that day based on eyewitness accounts, news reports and grand jury testimony.

True/False virtual reality experience explores Ferguson shooting

Source KOMU on March 9, 2015 0 Comments

COLUMBIA - For the first time in True/False Film Fest history, festival goers had the chance to experience documentary journalism in a more immersive way - through virtual reality storytelling.

Missourian uses scanner to explore all angles of the news

Source Columbia Missourian on March 6, 2015 0 Comments

Bentley and Bimal Balakrishnan, from the MU Architectural Studies Department, are the lead researchers for MU3D, a two-year exploration of 3-D imaging in journalism.

BRFHS among journalism program winners for mobile gear

Source Jackson County Chronicle on February 25, 2015 0 Comments

The MobileVideoDIY giveaway was sponsored in partnership with RJI and the American Society of News Editors’ Youth Journalism Initiative.

Social Media Week event expands AP initiative to connect academics and media professionals

Source Associated Press on February 20, 2015 0 Comments

The event expands on AP’s efforts to connect academics and media professionals in an open exchange of data and ideas. For example, AP hosts a series of media seminars that brings together some of the world’s leading media scholars. In collaboration with the Reynolds Institute, AP is planning other events in 2015 that will seek to stimulate discussion and inform news industry transformation.

Journalism education should go ‘Above and Beyond’

Source Knight Foundation on February 20, 2015 0 Comments

The digital transformation of media has upended both journalism and journalism education. While traditional news media were slow to “get” the interactivity of the Internet, educators have as a rule been even slower. In my digital book, “Searchlights and Sunglasses,” and talks at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri and elsewhere, I’ve called for the teaching hospital model of journalism education and better ways of tracking change.

Going native in a small newsroom

Source Local Media Today on February 18, 2015 0 Comments

Q&A with Jaci Smith, project leader for an institutional fellowship through the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Experts discuss free expression in wake of Charlie Hebdo attack

Source Mizzou Weekly on February 12, 2015 0 Comments

On Feb. 3, the Missouri School of Journalism and Reynolds Journalism Institute hosted a symposium to discuss issues related to free expression in the wake of the attack.

Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri: Dissecting Engagement: What's Working and What's Next?

Source Mather Economics on February 11, 2015 0 Comments

March 30-31, 2015: Matt Lindsay, president of Mather Economics, has been invited to speak during “Dissecting Engagement: What’s Working and What’s Next?” sponsored by The Missouri School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.

Newz group teams up with the Missouri School of Journalism to create born-digital news archives

Source St. Louis Post-Dispatch on February 5, 2015 0 Comments

Columbia, MO – Newz Group will be working with the University of Missouri Libraries and Reynolds Journalism Institute to create a database that will preserve newspaper and born-digital news content. Thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Knight Prototype Fund, this pilot project will produce a viable and sustainable news repository in conjunction with RJI’s Journalism Digital News Archive.

Dan Archer Q&A with Evelyn Hsu

I'm currently a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, where I'm experimenting with producing immersive transmedia pieces for newsrooms who can't afford to do so themselves. My latest project involves creating a virtual reality reconstruction of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, allowing users to experience each of the eyewitness perspectives from where those people were standing via comics panels that load when the user reaches a specific beacon in the 3D environment.

Journalism Department gets modern equipment

Source The Examiner on February 4, 2015 0 Comments

Students in the Fort Osage High School Journalism Department are now “backpack journalists,” an emerging form of journalism that requires a journalist to not only be a reporter, but also the photographer, videographer and editor.

A project to preserve 'born digital' content

Source Poynter on February 3, 2015 0 Comments

Knight News Challenge has given a $35,000 grant to the University of Missouri Libraries and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute to come up with a model to make sure "born-digital content" doesn't disappear.

Marlene Bird story published as graphic novel

Source Leader-Post on February 2, 2015 0 Comments

Archer, a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, illustrated a 36-panel comic, including animations set over audio recordings of Bird’s voice.

22 ideas win Knight News Challenge: Libraries

In September we launched the 12th Knight News Challenge, on libraries, asking the question, “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Today we’re announcing 22 winners of that challenge, awarding the recipients a share of $3 million for their ideas.

Knight grant will help RJI develop born-digital-news preservation model

Source Editor & Publisher on February 2, 2015 0 Comments

A $35,000 grant from the Knight News Challenge on libraries will help University of Missouri Libraries and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute develop a long-term model to protect born-digital news content from being lost forever.

Future of News

Source Future of News on January 30, 2015 0 Comments

Jerry Seinfeld, the comedian, once said: “It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world everyday always just exactly fits the newspaper.”