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Fellow's study goal to discover keys to designing more effective online news and advertising

Source MarketWatch on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
Paul Bolls, research, advertising, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The Missouri School of Journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) formally announced today that they will partner with HCD Research to conduct a national study among 18-70 year-olds to determine their media use and reactions to various media images.

Decades before the debut of the iPad, Roger Fidler was an evangelist for the tablet as a news device

Source American Journalism Review on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Thirty years ago, the journalist and new-media trailblazer envisioned the news and technology industries working together as one.

Spot.Us merges with Public Insight Network

Source MediaShift Idea Lab on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
David Cohn, crowdfunding, spotus, spot.us, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

David Cohn weighs in on the merger of Spot.Us and PIN and how what he sees in Spot.Us' future.

Fellow Matt Thompson gives five reasons to liveblog instead of live tweet

Source Poynter on November 28, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

In the debate of liveblogging vs. live tweeting, Matt Thompson believes liveblogging is the way to go. It offers more opportunities to engage your audience and it forces you to write. He also believes liveblogging is a service to your users. Read the story to find out why.

Mizzou awards students full ownership rights to intellectual property created while at school

Source Mizzou Magazine on November 21, 2011 0 Comments
Keith Politte, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The new rules distinguish students from university employees, who share with MU the rights to inventions developed using campus resources and any licensing revenue they generate.

RJI looking to hire new Executive Director

Source MediaStorm on November 21, 2011 0 Comments
Pam Johnson, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Founding Executive Director Pam Johnson is retiring after many years of service to journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

RJI's Roger Fidler visits Peking University

Source Peking University on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The theme of the forum this year was “What Makes Creative Leaders”, concentrating on relationships between creativity and contemporary social developing direction, entrepreneurship and the youth value realization, humanistic value and scientific spirit. A deeper discussion was conducted about how to cultivate future creative leaders.

RJI executive director to retire

Source Poynter on November 16, 2011 0 Comments
Pam Johnson, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

RJI is looking to hire a new executive director following the retirement of Pam Johnson.

Speaker at RJI symposium warns of news deficit

Source Columbia Tribune on November 16, 2011 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

FCC report shows that with the contraction of newspapers, more people have turned to television news. The reports on television are primarily focused on crime reporting, with major deficits in education, health care and government.

Mizzou symposium to explore FCC local news report

Source The Rebublic on November 15, 2011 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

A federal report that found shortcomings in local news coverage is the subject of a Tuesday symposium at the University of Missouri's Reynolds Journalism Institute.

RJI hosts changing media symposium

Source The Maneater on November 15, 2011 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

MU’s Reynolds Journalism Institute hosts a symposium to discuss trends identified in the Federal Communications Commission’s report “Information Needs Communities.”

RJI plans forum on maintaining quality local reporting

Source Mizzou Weekly on November 10, 2011 0 Comments
Amy McCombs, FCC, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Following a report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the state of American journalism, the Reynolds Journalism Institute will host a forum Nov. 15 on how to maintain quality reporting at the local level.

The Carnival of Journalism – a merry-go-round of journalism ideas

Source Reynolds Center on November 10, 2011 0 Comments
David Cohn, carnival of journalism, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Reynolds Fellow inspires journalism conversation through "Carnival of Journalism" project.

Jen Reeves offers advice on using Google Plus

Source Lost Remote on November 8, 2011 0 Comments
Jen Reeves, social media, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Reynolds Fellow Jen Reeves shares five new challenges facing media companies with pages on Google Plus.

Hyperlocal news sites to launch trade association for publishers

Source American Journalism Review on November 3, 2011 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, hyperlocal, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Block by Block

Publishers hope their new trade association can help them solve common problems.

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.