RJI produces a series of free tip sheets that provide quick, concise information about topics relevant to you and your organization. Watch RJI Online, RJI's Twitter and Facebook feeds and email newsletters for new tip sheets and updates.

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    Tips to optimize your news website

    This first of a four-part series provides website optimization tips, simple and fast adjustments you can make today.

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    Stay Tuned Google+ Hangout manual

    A manual developed for Stay Tuned, a joint project of RJI and the Nine Network of St. Louis (KETC-TV), to guide the use of Google + Hangouts for television news and public affairs.

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    Using email to help your news site

    This second of a four-part series provides tips for email newsletter opportunities, simple and fast adjustments you can make today.

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    Using social media to interact with subscribers

    Tips on using social media to implement online discussion, to develop loyalty with subscribers and to drive more traffic to your website.

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    How to get the most from dashboard analytics

    Analytics are important and provide you with quite a bit of data. But you need to fully utilize this data to get your money's worth.

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    Best Twitter practices for journalists

    News editors no longer have to wait for AP updates or CNN videos, thanks to the meteoric spread of citizens armed with smart phones that can deliver photos, video and tweets even before local news trucks arrive on the scene.

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    Importance of outstanding election coverage

    Jim Pumarlo, consultant with Community Newspaper Success Strategies, gives tips about the importance of outstanding election coverage. This tipsheet was originally presented as part of the Down-home Democracy event.

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    Candidate personality profiles

    Reynolds Fellow Scott Swafford shares tips on writing personality profiles for local elections. This tipsheet was originally presented as part of the Down-home Democracy event.

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    Campaign finance reporting

    Reynolds Fellow Scott Swafford shares tips on campaign finance reporting for local elections. This tipsheet was originally presented as part of the Down-home Democracy event.

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    How photography and multimedia can breathe life into your election reporting

    Brian Kratzer, director of photography at the Columbia Missourian, spoke about how photography and multimedia can breathe life into your election reporting. This tipsheet was originally presented as part of the Down-home Democracy event.

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    How to cover elections

    Perry Parks provides tips from his book, "Making Important News Interesting: Reporting Public Affairs in the 21st Centry." This tipsheet was originally presented as part of the Down-home Democracy event.

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    Handling election-related letters to the editor

    Jim Pumarlo gives tips on dealing with orchestrated writing campaigns during elections. This tipsheet was originally presented as part of the Down-home Democracy event.

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    Quick and dirty election maps

    Chad Day, investigative and projects reporter at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, gives tips on making quick and dirty election maps. This tipsheet was originally presented as part of the Down-home Democracy event.

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    Election night reporting for local newspapers

    Reynolds Fellow Scott Swafford spoke about how to cover election day and night. This tipsheet was originally presented as part of the Down-home Democracy event.

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    10 tips for driving subscribers to your site with e-newsletters

    A good email newsletter can act as a convenient, curated guide to the daily news. Here is Brad Best's list of best practices to help you with your e-newsletter.