• Post Episode 4: Popular true crime podcasts break news and crack cold cases

    Post
    Post Episode 4: Popular true crime podcasts break news and crack cold cases
    November 15, 2018

    In episode four of Post, journalists discuss crime and justice reporting from podcasts to books.
  • Info District dispatch: Missing markets

    Info District dispatches
    Info District dispatch: Missing markets
    November 12, 2018

    Many local news deserts are “missing markets.” They have the resources to support local news and information production but lack the information, trust, and coordination to do so.
  • Five tips for reconnecting with your community

    Five tips for reconnecting with your community
    November 6, 2018

    How to engage with your community in a way that shows you care.
  • 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.
  • Post Episode 3: Social media playing behind-the-scenes role in elections

    Post
    Post Episode 3: Social media playing behind-the-scenes role in elections
    November 1, 2018

    In Episode 3, Post discusses elections and social media as well as long-term reporting on candidates. Media outlets featured include This American Life, 60 Minutes, ProPublica and Raycom stations, including WAVE and WFIE.
  • It’s easier than ever to create a data-driven newsletter

    Our cornerstone: A salute to RJI fellows
    It’s easier than ever to create a data-driven newsletter
    October 31, 2018

    When Tamara Power-Drutis worked at Crosscut Public Media, a non-profit news site in Seattle, she was involved with the site’s email newsletter. She was absolutely sure they were doing it wrong. She just didn’t know in what way.
  • 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.
  • Putting Mayer’s research to work

    Our cornerstone: A salute to RJI fellows
    Putting Mayer’s research to work
    October 31, 2018

    Around 2012, Jodi Gersh was travelling to various large Gannett newsrooms and running engagement workshops. She used Joy Mayers’ Community Engagement: A Practical Conversation for Newsrooms as a kind of playbook.
  • 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.