The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute engages media professionals, scholars and other citizens in programs aimed at strengthening journalism in the service of democracy. RJI generates and tests new techniques and new thinking that promise to improve journalism.
RJI focuses on ideas, experimentation and research, including:
- Donald W. Reynolds Fellowships. Each Reynolds Fellow carries out a major project aimed at enhancing the practice or understanding of journalism or advertising.
- The RJI Research Center. Using rigorous social science methods, the center provides RJI staff and external clients with measures of what works and what doesn’t in the real world of journalism.
- The Journalism Futures Lab and Technology Testing Center. Professionals, students and researchers experiment with new technologies and their potential for improving the gathering, content, design and delivery of news, information and advertising.
- Conference hosting. RJI’s physical facilities, three high-tech buildings on the University of Missouri campus, provide an inviting setting for symposia, forums, exhibits and conferences.
- An extensive public outreach program, including live-streaming and taping of conferences, how-to guides for journalists and citizens and reports on the latest research on media innovations.