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Jane Stevens on ‘social journalism’: News you can take to the bottom line

Source Street Fight on July 7, 2011 0 Comments
Jane Stevens, wellcommons, social journalism, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Jane Stevens, the site’s director of media strategies, is herself a nonstop innovator. In 2010, she and her team launched LJ World’s WellCommons, a highly interactive site where “community and journalism work together to create a healthier Lawrence and Douglas County,” in the northeast corner of the Sunflower State between Topeka, the capital, and Kansas City.

RJI iPad news and publishing assessment is excellent (for the most part)

Source iPad CTO on July 1, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, ipad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler, author of the report, provides some excellent recommendations for news organizations to consider.

Reynolds Fellow pays tribute to project assistance

Source Journalism Accelerator on July 1, 2011 0 Comments
Journalism Accelerator, Lisa Skube, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Serving as a Donald W. Reynolds Fellow over the 2010-2011 academic year has helped the JA listen, learn and travel. This year has been the first year RJI’s Fellowship Program staff considered practitioners with “big ideas.”

RJI, Missouri School of Journalism sponsor inaugural Dale R. Spencer Freedom Talk

Source NFOIC on July 1, 2011 1 Comment
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, NFOIC

The late Professor Dale R. Spencer, 1925-1988, influenced generations of outstanding journalists and industry leaders, teaching for nearly 40 years at the Missouri School of Journalism and as an editor at the Columbia Missourian.

Mike Fancher identifies five strategic areas in new white paper

Source The Knight Commission on June 23, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Fancher, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Re-Imagining Journalism: Local News for a Networked World, a new policy paper by Michael R. Fancher, identifies five strategic areas and specific ideas for promoting experimentation, collaboration and public engagement that are critical for reforming local journalism.

New policy paper urges media to adopt 'digital first' strategies

Source Sun Herald on June 23, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Fancher, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Re-Imagining Journalism: Local News for a Networked World, by Michael R. Fancher, outlines five strategic areas that are critical for reforming local journalism and calls upon for-profit media, not-for-profit and non-traditional media, higher education, community and non-profit institutions, libraries, researchers, government at all levels, and citizens to each play a role in nurturing a revitalized and re-imagined local media ecosystem.

Roger Fidler named judge for XMA Cross Media Awards

Source Media Newsline on June 23, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler was named a judge for the 2011 XMA Cross Media Awards, which will showcase the best smartphone/tablet apps from newspaper and magazine publishers.

Survey shows small newspapers are taking the lead in charging for online content

Source Register Mail on June 23, 2011 0 Comments
pay models, RJI, Mike Jenner, RJI Insight and Survey Center

The results of a University of Missouri survey show that small newspapers are taking the lead in charging for online content. Forty-six percent of publishers of daily newspapers under 25,000 circulation now require payment for at least some of their online content.

Why the Patterson Foundation is supporting Block by Block

community news, block by block, Michele McLellan

Janet Coats explains the importance of community news and why The Patterson Foundation is supporting the Block by Block conference.

Michele McLellan weighs in on "The information needs of communities"

Source FCC on June 20, 2011 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, community news, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Michele McLellan shares what she learned about community news with the FCC.

SND STL and RJI announce a special mobile and tablet track

Source SND STL on June 17, 2011 0 Comments
tablets, RJI, mobile journalism

SND is excited to announce a partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Digital Publishing Alliance to deliver an outstanding full-day track devoted to mobile digital publishing on Friday, Sept. 30 at SND STL.

Former Reynolds Fellow joins Reynolds School of Journalism as visiting chair

Source Reynolds School of Journalism on June 16, 2011 1 Comment
Mike Fancher, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI, Innovation

Veteran news executive and Reynolds Fellow Michael R. Fancher will join the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, this fall as the Reynolds Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Entrepreneurial and Innovative Journalism.

Engaging communities: Content and conversation

Source Joy Mayer for Nieman Reports on June 14, 2011 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, RJI, community engagement

Reynolds Fellow Joy Mayer talks community engagement in the summer 2011 "Neiman Reports."

Bill Densmore shares thoughts on Create or Die 2 event

Source Mediashift on June 14, 2011 0 Comments
Bill Densmore, Media Giraffe, Create or Die, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Journalists, students, educators and community members came together over three days to design, build and pitch their ideas for a journalism innovation — be it technology, content, platform, delivery, audience or other arena. Reynolds Fellow Bill Densmore and other Create or Die 2 attendees share their thoughts on the conference.

Community: A new business model for news

Michael Skoler, community engagement, business models, RJI

The new business model for news and journalism is all about building communities, not audiences.

Reynolds Fellow finds health draws a community together online

Jane Stevens, Wellcommons, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In April 2010, The World Company, a family-owned news organization in Lawrence, Kansas (population 88,000), launched WellCommons, created to be the community's health site. While it's difficult to determine the "first" in anything digital, WellCommons is certainly among the pioneers in marrying journalism and social media—and making it work for reporters and citizens alike.

Matt Thompson on the evolution of content management systems & why it matters to journalists

Source MATT THOMPSON FOR POYNTER on June 13, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Our sense of what a CMS should do is maturing. To find out more, Matt Thompson talked with three people who’ve all had integral roles in CMS development at multiple news organizations, two of whom he worked with as editorial product manager for Project Argo.

IRE announces beta of census analysis website

Source Directions Magazine on June 9, 2011 0 Comments
IRE, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The new online interactive tool has been developed to crunch and download data from the next series of census data releases this summer.

Small papers lead in charging for online content

pay models, RJI, Mike Jenner, RJI Insight and Survey Center

Nearly half the publishers of small dailies contacted in a recent University of Missouri survey have begun charging for online content.

In more than 300 phone interviews with publishers of daily U.S. newspapers, 46 percent of publishers of daily newspapers under 25,000 circulation now require payment for at least some of their online content. Among newspapers with greater than 25,000 circulation, 24 percent now charge.

Fidler webinar indicates iPad looks like the next newspaper

Source Post Star on June 8, 2011 0 Comments
ipad, Tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler of the Reynolds Journalist Institute presented his latest survey results Tuesday as part of a webinar hosted by the American Society of News Editors. His research shows the iPad will be the preferred reading device in the future.