• 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.
  • A revenue reminder to start the summer

    Innovation in Focus
    A revenue reminder to start the summer
    June 10, 2019

    This summer, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Innovation In Focus web series will take a look at the startup and growing pains of a handful of news organizations’ new efforts to raise revenue.
  • Short Takes: A complex answer to a complex question

    Short Takes
    Short Takes: A complex answer to a complex question
    May 21, 2019

    Local newspapers want the answer to one question: What’s the best way for content to increase digital subscribers?
  • Team tasked with solving The Associated Press challenge wins business journalism competition

    Team tasked with solving The Associated Press challenge wins business journalism competition
    May 8, 2019

    A University of Missouri team tasked with increasing awareness, bringing in more customers and monetizing the health and science vertical at The Associated Press won the 10th annual Entrepreneurship and Media of the Future Symposium competition.
  • Short Takes: Lessons from a failed newsletter in how to engage with your audience

    Short Takes
    Short Takes: Lessons from a failed newsletter in how to engage with your audience
    May 8, 2019

    As part of his RJI Student Innovation Fellowship with the Greeley Tribune, Quinn Ritzdorf was given the task to start and grow a paid subscription newsletter, The Playbook, that covered rural prep sports in Northern Colorado.
  • 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.
  • Inside The Seattle Times: A case study in community-funded journalism

    RJI Student Innovation Fellowships 2018
    Inside The Seattle Times: A case study in community-funded journalism
    January 8, 2019

    Through her RJI Student Innovation Fellowship, Hannah Rodriguez was able to observe how reporters and editors at The Seattle Times worked to thread the needle of maintaining independence while receiving outside money for initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Why it works

    Our cornerstone: A salute to RJI fellows
    Why it works
    October 31, 2018

    By 2017, it was clear to Janine York that she had to act. “Our newspaper is our core product, but we knew we needed to expand,” says York, the advertising director at the Missourian, a twice-weekly newspaper in the small town of Washington, Missouri.
  • 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.