Our Innovation & Futures Lab is a real-world testing and building team for new journalism tools and technologies. The innovation lab provides an environment where newsrooms, industry leaders and innovation lab staff partner to prototype journalism innovations that will benefit newsrooms worldwide. 


In addition to partnership projects, the innovation lab staff:

  • Teaches at the Missouri School of Journalism
  • Produces the monthly web series Innovation in Focus which explores emerging technolgy and storytelling methods for newsrooms.
  • Runs the annual RJI Student Competition which teams up students from the engineering, business and journalism schools to work together on a project that will tackle challenges faced by the journalism industry.
  • Travels to teach and speak at conferences when requested. 


Interested in partnering with us? Have an innovative idea? Email one of our team or submit in the form below to speak to us about partnering on a project: 

Ebony Reed, Director - Reedes@rjionline.org

Kat Duncan, Senior Editor, Visuals Expert - kduncan@rjionline.org

Travis McMillen, Senior Producer, Studio Production - mcmillent@rjionline.org

James Gordon, Senior Editor, Coding & Data - gordonj@rjionline.org