• Take journalism to the next level

    Take journalism to the next level
    December 14, 2018

    RJI is now taking applications for our next group of fellows. We’re looking to advance new products, services, ideas and storytelling techniques with funding, mentoring, testing and promotion.
  • Rebranding for news organizations, how and why?

    Rebranding for news organizations, how and why?
    November 6, 2018

    We speak with a marketing expert on how newsrooms can employ a third party to research their community and rebrand successfully.
  • Building trust one idea at a time

    Our cornerstone: A salute to RJI fellows
    Building trust one idea at a time
    October 31, 2018

    “One of the things I appreciated most about the Trusting News project is that Joy takes this big hairy topic of “trust in the media” and breaks it down into actionable steps,” says Sarah Binder.
  • Discovering a new news ecosystem

    Discovering a new news ecosystem
    October 31, 2018

    When Michele McLellan dug deep into how local, online journalists were making a living, the result was a three-year series of annual conferences that spawned a national nonprofit organization.
  • A LION Is born

    Our cornerstone: A salute to RJI fellows
    A LION Is born
    October 31, 2018

    Dylan Smith was skeptical when, in 2010, he received an invitation to the first Block by Block conference. Leaving his one-person newsroom for a weekend for a conference aimed at local, independent, online news operators seemed like a waste of time.
  • Getting engaged. No diamond ring required

    Our cornerstone: A salute to RJI fellows
    Getting engaged. No diamond ring required
    October 31, 2018

    Some folks might think it’s a bit unusual for a print design professor to segue to a career researching and improving the relationships journalists have with their communities. Joy Mayer never gave it a second thought.
  • Bots: Helping journalists find the story

    Innovation in Focus
    Bots: Helping journalists find the story
    October 9, 2018

    We used an election databot to lead us to a story about ad numbers from two local politicians.
  • Audience engagement could be key to a more satisfied newsroom: 4 takeaways to consider

    Audience engagement could be key to a more satisfied newsroom: 4 takeaways to consider
    September 11, 2018

    The 21st century has been rough on journalists, where almost half of all newspaper newsroom jobs have disappeared since 2008. That shrinking workforce has also been met with rising expectations for producing digital content across multiple platforms.
  • MuckRock Assignments eases investigative reporting process while making it more transparent

    MuckRock Assignments eases investigative reporting process while making it more transparent
    August 30, 2018

    Digging through pages of public records documents can be a daunting task for journalists. MuckRock is lessening the burden with its tool Assignments while making the reporting process more transparent to readers.
  • RJI Fellow proposes news model funded and directed by the community

    RJI Fellow proposes news model funded and directed by the community
    August 28, 2018

    RJI Fellow Simon Galperin is proposing a new business model for news he believes will not only help fund an operating budget but also involve readers more intimately: community information districts.