Innovation in Focus is a series exploring emerging technology and methods of storytelling for newsrooms worldwide. We interview experts, test tools and provide our findings on a different topic each month.

Whether you're a one-man band or a large metro, this series will help you take the next step in innovative journalism. 

Most recent story

Augmented video editing: Tips and tricks
April 20, 2021

Five tips to integrate AR animation into your broadcast segments

Read more...

  • Social media policies are not the real issue

    Innovation in Focus
    Social media policies are not the real issue
    March 23, 2021

    Gabe Schneider, Kendra Pierre-Louis, Sisi Wei and Karen K. Ho in a discussion around how newsrooms can work to become anti-racist.
  • Descript, overdub: Q&A with Tamar Charney

    Innovation in Focus
    Descript, overdub: Q&A with Tamar Charney
    February 15, 2021

    For Innovation in Focus this month, student Sara Dingmann spoke with Tamar Charney, managing director for personalization and curation at NPR, about the ethics of redubbing.
  • Descript video: Tips and tricks

    Innovation in Focus
    Descript video: Tips and tricks
    February 8, 2021

    This month, Sara Dingmann tested Descript’s new video editing software to create this video about a local maker and his business. Here are five tips for using Descript video editor.
  • Having a natural curiosity about mundane processes

    Innovation in Focus
    Having a natural curiosity about mundane processes
    January 27, 2021

    Alex Richards is an assistant professor S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Tatyana Monnay spoke to him about data journalism and what is in its future.
  • Inject, Pinpoint and Vizydrop: Tips and tricks

    Innovation in Focus
    Inject, Pinpoint and Vizydrop: Tips and tricks
    January 20, 2021

    For my last Innovation in Focus piece for the year, I wanted to try a few new tools while I was reporting on the passing of Amendment 3 for KBIA with a group of three other journalists.
MU | Missouri School of Journalism | University of Missouri