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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.”

Duffy, Padgett's YAYA Connection provides students with real-world experience

Source The Maneater on September 30, 2011 0 Comments
Margaret Duffy, Stephanie Padgett, YAYA connection, RJI

Strategic Communication Department Chairwoman Margaret Duffy started the project in fall of 2008 through a fellowship from the Reynolds Journalism Institute. The plan was a website that would be a research hub and have primary and secondary research as well as curated articles regarding the YAYA market, Journalism Futures Lab Advertising Editor Brad Best said.

Aggregation discussed at workshop

Source MPI on September 30, 2011 0 Comments
Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Top news aggregation developers discussed development and usage of their products at the “Tablet/Mobile Strategies and Visions for News Organizations” workshop.

Tablets will displace home desktops in computing ecosystem says workshop presenter

Source MPI on September 30, 2011 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Yelvington’s presentation, called “How do Tablets Fit Into Newspapers’ Mobile Strategies,” focused on tablet and mobile innovations that could change how consumers will interact with information, and what news companies are missing that prevents them from succeeding in the mobile market.

Strategic marketing communications firm endorses Institute for Advertising Ethics' industry principles and practices

Source Wisbusiness.com on September 28, 2011 0 Comments
Institute for Advertising Ethics, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Scheibel Halaska, a strategic marketing communications firm, has become the first Milwaukee-area agency to endorse the Institute for Advertising Ethics’ (IAE) newly established set of industry principles and practices.

Ohio Citizen Journalists send representative to RJI conference

Source TippNews Daily on September 28, 2011 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, hyperlocal, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Block by Block

Block by Block will be hosting this week its second annual Block by Block Community News Summit (#bxb11), an independent, online local news publishers gathering in Chicago, Sep. 29-Oct. 1. The event, sponsored by the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Patterson Foundation, the Knight Foundation and Loyola University will bring together 200 of America’s online citizen journalism publishers.

Producers visit RJI for reality television symposium

Source Maneater on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Esther Thorson

Four legendary producers, at a symposium held at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, revealed another application for the skills acquired in the journalism field: reality television.

Block by Block 2011 conference this week: Follow it online

Source Knight Digital Media Center on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
block by block, Michele McLellan, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Couldn't join us for Block by Block? Don't fret, there are many ways to participate online.

Tablet users needed for survey

Source emissourian on September 23, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri-Columbia is asking media tablet users to take part in a survey.

Michele McLellan: Newsroom reorganization reflects new priorities

Source Knight Digital Media Center on September 20, 2011 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, hyperlocal, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Seattle Times recently reorganized its newsroom and the new structure recognizes three key roles for the organization: Creation, Curation, Community

RJI sponsorship helps KOMU take the plunge into social media news

Source TV News Check on September 20, 2011 0 Comments
KOMU, social media, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

KOMU Columbia, Mo., in DMA138, has taken the plunge into social media news, last week launching a 4 p.m. newscast that makes viewers an integral part of the show. And there’s a social media desk that includes two reporters tracking bloggers, Tweets and online conversations about topics making the news.

Berkeley j-school hires Reynolds Fellow, Spot.Us founder to research online business models

Source Poynter on September 19, 2011 0 Comments
David Cohn, crowdfunding, spotus, spot.us, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Cohn will be working in concert with three community websites run by the school: MissionLocal.org, OaklandNorth.net and RichmondConfidential.org.

Roger Fidler expresses thoughts on Commercial Appeal paid digital content plan

Source The Commercial Appeal on September 18, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, pay model, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler weighs in on The Commercial Appeal's pay model saying it, "is a very ambitious project."

Reynolds Fellow develops free audio tour of campus

Source Missourian on September 16, 2011 0 Comments
Clyde Bentley, mobile, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

While walking around MU, visitors may notice a set of signs that went up earlier this week. The small black signs mark the 16 sites included on the new Mizzou Audio Tour developed by Reynolds Fellow Clyde Bentley.

RJI sponsorship helps KOMU launch ‘U_News’

Source Columbia Tribune on September 14, 2011 0 Comments
Jen Reeves, social media, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Stations across the country have worked to fill the 4 p.m. hole left by the departure of daytime staple Oprah Winfrey. But KOMU’s approach might be one of the most novel: a news broadcast that allows viewers to interact in real time. Using the “Hangout” video-chat feature in the new social network Google Plus, some viewers are invited to join a group with Hill, where she interacts with them during breaks and asks them questions during the broadcast. Meteorologist Dave Schmidt also has a Hangout, though it doesn’t air live on the show.

J school pitches technology teaching project

Source The Maneater on September 13, 2011 0 Comments
Keith Politte, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Margaret Duffy

The School of Journalism is pitching a new project to help cultivate technological knowledge in students, especially younger ones, next week. The project, code-named “Tech Farm League,” aims to bring large tech corporations to Columbia to teach students about their products.

Newscast uses Google hangouts on show

Source Technorati on September 12, 2011 0 Comments
U_News, Jen Reeves, Sarah Hill, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Three members of KOMU's news team share what it takes to produce U_News@4.

Fidler believes tablet ads can increase revenue

Source Philly.com on September 11, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Will tablet computers such as the Apple iPad and its Android counterparts be the answer to the advertising and circulation problems plaguing the newspaper and magazine industries?