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Seeing value in very local news

Source The Patterson Foundation on October 31, 2011 0 Comments

These entrepreneurial publishers are on the front lines of community journalism, and their perspective on corporate efforts such as Patch are valuable ones. That’s why Tram Whitehurst, a master’s graduate at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, has been collecting their views about the importance of very local news efforts and about how Patch fits into that ecosystem.

Roger Fidler and the tablet’s long history

Source Wired on October 29, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The tablet gained popularity with the iPad, but the idea for tablets began before Steve Jobs introduced the Apple tablet.

New survey says reporters regularly turn to government websites for data needed for stories

Source Legal Research Plus on October 26, 2011 0 Comments
David Herzog, open missouri, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Reynolds Fellow David Herzog's new report shines light on how reporters use government websites.

Bringing a crowd to a records fight: The Columbia Missourian uses Spot.us to raise money for data request

Source Nieman Journalism Lab on October 25, 2011 0 Comments
David Cohn, Spot.us, Reynolds Fellow, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The Columbia Missourian is choosing an alternate way to raise funds by turning to Spot.us for assistance from readers. This will be the second time the Missourian has crowdfunded a project.

Why non-profit news sites need to act more like digital businesses

Source MediaShift Idea Lab on October 20, 2011 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, hyperlocal

In the emerging landscape of non-profit news, good journalism is not enough. Even with generous foundation support, high-quality reporting alone will not create an organization that can sustain its ability to produce news in the public interest.

Six-time POYi winner Colin Finlay shares unique perspective on "Environment" with Special Presentation at PhotoPlus Expo

Source MLive on October 19, 2011 0 Comments
POYi, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Colin Finlay, one of the world's foremost documentary and environmental photographers, to provide a rare and insightful look at the world around us in a special presentation titled, Environment, during the PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo.

ASNE partners with RJI for next newsroom census

Source Poynter on October 18, 2011 0 Comments
ASNE, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI Insight and Survey Center

The next survey measuring diversity within U.S. newsrooms, a major initiative of the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) for 33 years, will be conducted by the RJI Insight and Survey Center, an affiliate of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Michele McLellan weighs in on getting local

Source Knight Digital Media Center on October 18, 2011 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, hyperlocal

The report contains details of the revenue and expenses of the sites as well as their engagement practices. This post focuses on a few highlights of the revenue/expense report.

Clyde Bentley develops self-guided cellphone audio tour for MU

Source Maneater on October 14, 2011 0 Comments
Clyde Bentley, mobile phone, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Clyde Bentley created a special audio tour covering spots on the MU campus in time for MU's 100th homecoming.

Institute for Advertising Ethics (IAE) principles not just for marketing teams

Source Milwaukee Biz Blog on October 11, 2011 0 Comments
Institute for Advertising Ethics, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Regardless of your industry, one thing is true: in an increasingly competitive marketplace, you’ve got to fight to maintain your reputation as a reliable, preferred partner. You must continuously earn your customers’ trust.

Fellows share thoughts on Steve Jobs' death

Source Maneater on October 7, 2011 1 Comment
Margaret Duffy, Jane Stevens, Reynolds Fellows, RJI

Two Reynolds Fellows share their thoughts on the passing of Apple's Steve Jobs and the impact Apple and Jobs have had on the journalism industry.

Thompson and Sloan's ‘Storm’ video shows future of news in uninterrupted stream of our lives

Source Poynter on October 7, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

In “The Storm Collection,” Sloan and Thompson show us a near future in which people don’t have to interrupt their lives to get information. There is no dedicated period of time, no discrete thing, connected with news consumption.

Thompson's ‘Storm’ video shows future of news in uninterrupted stream of our lives

Source Poynter on October 7, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In “The Storm Collection,” Sloan and Thompson show us a near future in which people don’t have to interrupt their lives to get information. There is no dedicated period of time, no discrete thing, connected with news consumption.

Apple's Steve Jobs influenced technology, MU School of Journalism

Source Missourian on October 6, 2011 0 Comments
Keith Politte, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Manager of the Technology Testing Center Keith Politte reflects on his relationship with Apple and how Apple products changed journalism.

Banaszynski to lead reporting efforts for American Public Media’s Public Insight Network

Source Poynter on October 6, 2011 0 Comments News
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

"With Jacqui Banaszynski as collaborations editor, Public Insight Network will expand its editorial team in order to produce stories of national importance and regional relevance and support similar reporting projects in PIN newsrooms around the country."

Roger Fidler presented with SND Lifetime Achievement Award

Source SND on October 4, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, SND, Lifetime Achievement, RJI

The Society for News Design is proud to present its Lifetime Achievement Award to an innovator, leader, teacher, founder and friend: Roger Fidler.

At Block by Block, Local ‘Indies’ Get Down to Business

Source Business Insider on October 4, 2011 0 Comments

In short, the publishers are becoming more businesslike and less obsessed about corporate media hobgoblins, real or imagined. At the Summit, 22 of them announced they’ve formed a trade group for independent local online news publishers, and a different group announced the formation of the Chicago Independent Advertising Network.

RJI sponsored Startup Weekend gets down to business

Source Columbia Tribune on October 2, 2011 0 Comments
Keith Politte, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

An event that has been held in cities across the world, it brings together the entrepreneurially inclined for a weekend spent starting new companies.

Roger Fidler speaks about tablets at ASNE workshop

Source MPI on October 1, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, tablets, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler, program director for digital publishing with the Reynolds Journalism Institute, spoke about the Reynolds Journalism Institute-Digital Publishing Alliance (RJI-DPA) tablet project at the Tablet/Mobile Strategies and Visions for News Organizations workshop in St. Louis, Mo. Sept. 29.

Hyperlocal site RiverheadLocal looks for lessons in sustainability at RJI's Block by Block summit

Source Poynter on September 30, 2011 0 Comments
block by block, Michele McLellan, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The two-day summit is intended “to get these like-minded publishers in the same room and let them share ideas in person and understand where they might be in their business compared to others.”