Kelsey Proud

Kelsey Proud

2014-2015 Reynolds Fellow

  Institutional fellowship project lead
  Reynolds Journalism Institute
  Managing Editor of Digital
  WAMU 88.5
  Digital Innovation Editor
  St. Louis Public Radio


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Website: http://stlpublicradio.org/

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Member ID: 634

Group Title: Content providers

Join Date: June 15, 2015

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Last Visit: December 31, 1969

Last Activity: December 31, 1969

Total Entries: 5

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Timezone: UM6

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About Kelsey Proud

In 2013 the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper, merged with St. Louis Public Radio. The two news organizations, who had collaborated on projects before the merger, realized the mission of the two organizations were similar and developed a plan to fully combine staff and efforts.  St. Louis Public Radio is owned and licensed by the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL).

About Kelsey Proud
Kelsey Proud, former digital innovation editor of St. Louis Public Radio, served as the project leader for the RJI Fellowship. Proud now is the managing editor of digital at WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C.

Kelsey Proud, former digital innovation editor of St. Louis Public Radio, served as the project leader for the RJI Fellowship. She is now the managing editor of digital at WAMU 88.5.


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Kelsey Proud's fellowship project

St. Louis Public Radio studied how news organizations can most effectively engage niche groups in a community. Kelsey Proud, former digital innovation editor at the news organization, served as the project leader for the institutional fellowship.

To expand on the networks of the staff at St. Louis Public Radio, the fellowship project focused on outreach to people and organizations who demonstrated interest in one of four topic areas: the scientific aspects of health, education, arts or economic innovation. The fellowship team used social media channels and technology-based platforms, along with more traditional journalistic techniques, to identify influencers in each topic area and map their networks.

The organization’s goal was to go beyond connecting with “experts” or those frequently quoted in stories but to connect with those who contribute to conversations in smaller ways.

Proud is now the managing editor of digital at WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C.