• Delivering news onto a digital porch

    Innovation in Focus
    Delivering news onto a digital porch
    June 17, 2019

    The Colorado Sun shares their multiple revenue streams, lessons learned and where they're headed next.
  • Sonification: turning stories into sound

    Innovation in Focus
    Sonification: turning stories into sound
    February 18, 2019

    Michael Corey, Senior Data Editor at Reveal, shares his tips for sonification storytelling
  • RJI Fellow helps Missouri teens engage with local newspapers to see value, lives in news

    RJI Fellow helps Missouri teens engage with local newspapers to see value, lives in news
    January 31, 2019

    News outlets need the buy-in and trust of teens as news targets now and in the future, says Nico Gendron, freelancer and creative strategist at The New York Times.
  • Learn a little, teach a little, everyone wins

    Learn a little, teach a little, everyone wins
    January 23, 2019

    The second year of a program that turns a journalism student into a teacher of digital and social media skills at a community newspaper was another big hit.
  • Take journalism to the next level

    Take journalism to the next level
    January 18, 2019

    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.
  • RJI 2018: Strengthening local journalism, testing practical innovations, and trust and transparency

    RJI 2018: Strengthening local journalism, testing practical innovations, and trust and transparency
    December 20, 2018

    As another year comes to a close, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute reflects on some of its accomplishments and lessons learned with a mission of helping journalism survive and thrive.
  • 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.