Stories by Randy Picht

Randy Picht  
 
Executive Director


  • Newspaper adds a sunset to searching police public records

    Newspaper adds a sunset to searching police public records
    September 14, 2018

    The Southeast Missourian announced a policy to block search engines from court and police public records and subsequent articles after six years.
  • An investment pays off for RJI — and the news industry

    An investment pays off for RJI — and the news industry
    October 31, 2017

    Relay Media, a Silicon Valley-based startup that received $75,000 from RJI in 2016, was purchased by Google for an undisclosed amount. Two of the company’s three founders also got jobs at the search-engine giant as part of the deal.
  • One more time with feeling: A new way to look at the presidential debates

    One more time with feeling: A new way to look at the presidential debates
    October 18, 2016

    Dale Musser, chief technology adviser for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, built a debate analyzer application that was quickly able to deliver the text of the recent debates to IBM Watson’s tone analysis tool.
  • How RJI, AP aim to bring academics, news industry together

    How RJI, AP aim to bring academics, news industry together
    February 19, 2015

    Accidental or intentional, the collision between media scholars and media executives remains an elusive event, especially now. Why? Why doesn’t the news industry join forces with academia like other industries like medicine, engineering and technology.
  • LION association answering sustainability, survivability questions

    LION association answering sustainability, survivability questions
    October 7, 2013

    Continue to ask if you like but the 115-member and growing Local Independent Online News (LION) association seems to be answering the sustainability, or survivability question, quite well.
  • Finder’s keepers

    Finder’s keepers
    April 20, 2013

    At the 2013 paidContent Live conference in New York last week, there was plenty of talk about mobile, video, mobile video and how paywalls and sponsored content were the best or worst things that could happen to journalism.
  • When you come to the fork, take it!

    Key Executives Mega Conference 2013
    When you come to the fork, take it!
    February 19, 2013

    It’s always fun to see the line in the sand or the fork in the road clearly demonstrated right before your eyes.
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