As journalism continues to explore new ways to engage and define its audience, a natural place to look for innovation and insight is the world of visual arts. Anne Thompson, an adjunct assistant professor in the University of Missouri’s Art Department, will conduct several “news-art” experiments and also continue her nationally recognized “I-70 Sign Show” billboard project as an RJI fellow.

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Events related to I-70 Sign Show: Anne Thompson fellowship project 2015–2016

Stories about I-70 Sign Show: Anne Thompson fellowship project 2015–2016

  • Punking the analog

    Punking the analog
    October 28, 2015

    Artists have a long history of repurposing and otherwise punking the sites and methods of mass communication. Could "thinking like an artist" help journalists find new uses for outmoded media?
  • Follow the money: Art enlivens a familiar piece of paper

    Follow the money: Art enlivens a familiar piece of paper
    January 21, 2016

    With designs including David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, graffiti and the words of Karl Marx, artisanal currency from the London neighborhood of Brixton offers a great example of how avant-garde thinking can help revive a supposedly passé medium.
  • Art in the newspaper: Love, guns and kiwis

    Art in the newspaper: Love, guns and kiwis
    March 21, 2016

    The goal of Anne Thompson's fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is to explore how journalists might find new uses for and maximize the dormant advantages of analog media by “thinking like artists.”

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