• Social media policies are not the real issue

    Innovation in Focus
    Social media policies are not the real issue
    March 23, 2021

    Gabe Schneider, Kendra Pierre-Louis, Sisi Wei and Karen K. Ho in a discussion around how newsrooms can work to become anti-racist.
  • We’re building a better system for tracking source diversity

    We’re building a better system for tracking source diversity
    March 9, 2021

    Every news organization should be able to answer the question: “Does your journalism accurately reflect the communities you serve?”
  • Descript, overdub: Q&A with Tamar Charney

    Innovation in Focus
    Descript, overdub: Q&A with Tamar Charney
    February 15, 2021

    For Innovation in Focus this month, student Sara Dingmann spoke with Tamar Charney, managing director for personalization and curation at NPR, about the ethics of redubbing.
  • RJI names Kat Duncan its new director of innovation

    RJI names Kat Duncan its new director of innovation
    February 12, 2021

    RJI Senior Editor Kat Duncan has been named the new director of innovation at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.
  • Q&A: Media reparations with Collette Watson

    Gabe Schneider columns
    Q&A: Media reparations with Collette Watson
    February 10, 2021

    American institutions have only recently begun to take the question of reparations seriously. Black staff members at Free Press posed a question: What do media reparations look like? Collette Watson is one of the architects of the project.
  • Descript video: Tips and tricks

    Innovation in Focus
    Descript video: Tips and tricks
    February 8, 2021

    This month, Sara Dingmann tested Descript’s new video editing software to create this video about a local maker and his business. Here are five tips for using Descript video editor.
  • From Next City to Next Journalism: Oscar Perry Abello is redefining accountability journalism

    From Next City to Next Journalism: Oscar Perry Abello is redefining accountability journalism
    February 5, 2021

    Oscar Perry Abello is a New York City-based journalist and senior economics correspondent for Next City. Linda Miller spoke with Abello as part of RJI’s Inclusive Media and Economies project that examines the links between rebuilding local economies.
  • Having a natural curiosity about mundane processes

    Innovation in Focus
    Having a natural curiosity about mundane processes
    January 27, 2021

    Alex Richards is an assistant professor S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Tatyana Monnay spoke to him about data journalism and what is in its future.
  • Launching a newsletter and thinking about analytics

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Launching a newsletter and thinking about analytics
    January 26, 2021

    When Kristen Hare launched her obits newsletter, How They Lived, on December 8, she had one big concern: Would anyone read it?
  • Pre-reporting for data journalists

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Pre-reporting for data journalists
    January 25, 2021

    Exploratory data analysis probably doesn’t sound like a statistical innovation in its own right. Even the authors of the paper in question argue that the technique represents “an influential back-to-basics movement.”
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