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adFreeq's Peter Meng presents at May 22 1 Million Cups meeting

Source 1 Million Cups on May 23, 2013 0 Comments

Peter Meng, founder of adFreeq and 2011-2012 Reynolds Fellow, spoke at the May 22 meeting of 1 Million Cups.

Craiglist challenger adFreeq aims to “personalize classified ads”

The newspaper industry's print model has hit a rough patch—its outdated pricing strategies continually fail to produce reliable revenue. And with local classifieds moving online, it's easy to see why some small-town papers have folded.

World Press Photo: ‘No evidence of significant photo manipulation’ in award-winning shot

Source Poynter.org on May 16, 2013 0 Comments

World Press Photo says Paul Hansen’s photo of mourners in Gaza was “retouched with respect to both global and local color and tone. Beyond this, however, we find no evidence of significant photo manipulation or compositing.”

Here are the 20 winners of $50,000 Arch Grants

Source St. Louis Business Journal on May 15, 2013 0 Comments

The 20 startups that are set to be announced as Arch Grants winners today are a diverse bunch, in both geography and industry.

reflections: Greg’s Digital Dozen

Source Samantha Sunne on May 14, 2013 0 Comments

I attended a session at the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Tech Showcase this week called “Greg’s Digital Dozen.” Greg Harper is a gadget guru and the founder of an awesome-looking annual event called Gadgetoff.

Demo Day presents sampling of St. Louis IT pioneers

Source St. Louis Beacon on May 10, 2013 0 Comments

St. Louisan Peter Meng originally went in 2004 to Columbia where he would go on to co-found his business, AdFreeq, an electronic classified ad platform.

How journalists ‘can get serious content’ from Vine

Source Poynter.org on May 10, 2013 0 Comments

Meaghan Anselm of KSDK-TV in St. Louis talks with the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Kelsey Merriam about how her newsroom uses Vine, Twitter’s tool for making and sharing short videos.

KSDK an early adopter of Vine’s six second videos

Source Mediabistro on May 10, 2013 0 Comments

When you think high tech, you don’t often think of St. Louis, MO. But local NBC affiliate KSDK has proven itself an early adopter of mobile video app Vine.

Here are startups that pitched at Demo Day

Source St. Louis Business Journal on May 10, 2013 0 Comments

While there was plenty of entertainment at the Capital Innovators Demo Day event, which was held Wednesday at The Pageant, the main focus was on the 11 companies who were graduating the program.

About.com, Newsy partner for original online video content

Source MediaPost.com on May 8, 2013 0 Comments

Outsourcing a share of its video production, About.com on Wednesday is expected to announce a partnership with mobile-focused video news network Newsy.

MU student's app connects strangers

University of Missouri senior Drew Halliday thought social media networks were getting stale.

News websites should target 'reward seekers,' researcher finds

Source Phys.org on April 23, 2013 0 Comments

University of Missouri researchers have found that news organizations should target readers with certain personality traits in order to optimize their online viewership.

Reading the paper still a hit

By RJI on April 23, 2013 0 Comments

Even though our office building is not equipped with a chimney designed to emit black or white smoke, we still like to think people look to us consistently for their local news.

Survey shows public supports local newspapers

Source HungryHorseNews.com on April 23, 2013 0 Comments

A 2012 national survey by the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri shows that people still prefer their local papers for news and information.

4 questions with Brian Steffens

Brian Steffens, director of Communications at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, talks about the impact today's evolving technologies are having on newspaper operations and how the institute is helping to innovate the journalism of tomorrow.

Survey results are telling

Source NorfolkDailyNews.com on April 11, 2013 0 Comments

Some things change, some don’t. That’s one of the themes that resonates from the results of the latest national readership survey conducted for the National Newspaper Association by the research arm of the Reynolds Journalism Institute in Columbia, Mo.

Journalism orgs launch free ebook for preventing, detecting and handling plagiarism and fabrication

Source Poynter on April 8, 2013 0 Comments

I didn’t expect much to happen when I suggested journalism associations come together “to have their ethics committees (and/or boards) look at this issue, gather what material and policies they have, and determine what guidance they can offer to newsrooms. This needs to be an initiative that cuts across organizations, mediums and disciplines to serve all journalists.”

JA Overview: Free Press Media Reform Denver Conference

By RJI on April 3, 2013 0 Comments

This week, the JA heads to the Media Reform Conference in Denver, brought to us by the good folks at Free Press. The JA gets to be one of the hundreds of participants joining with “Award-winning artists. Hollywood luminaries. Visionary activists. Veteran journalists. [and] D.C. heavyweights.” In addition to the Free Press Media Reform Conference that runs April 4th – 7th in Denver, Journalism that Matters will host “Journalism is Dead; Long Live Journalism” to discuss and consider fresh possibilities for the Front Range news ecosystem. Here’s a useful post from Patrick Kitano featured on Street Fight today focusing on the JTM Denver conference in which he outlines what he hopes to learn while there.

RJI: New Weekly Videos on the Future of News, Journalism

By RJI on April 2, 2013 0 Comments

Last week the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Missouri School of Journalism launched a new weekly video digest about the future of news and journalism. Futures Lab covers:

Behind-the-scenes case studies of cutting-edge work.
Profiles and interviews with leading innovators and entrepreneurs.
Tips on integrating new technologies across multiple platforms.
Insights from the latest industry research.
Management tips for fostering innovation.

"Journalism Now: Updates from the Front Line"

By RJI on April 2, 2013 0 Comments

David Cohn is a dynamic young entrepreneur who has been involved in several journalism startups. He has written for Wired, Seed, Columbia Journalism Review and The New York Times among other publications.