• 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.
  • RJI Fellow is building tools for producing documentary journalism

    RJI Fellow is building tools for producing documentary journalism
    October 18, 2018

    RJI Fellow Jarrad Henderson believes on-demand documentary journalism content for platforms such as Netflix and Hulu holds gold — in new money and in audiences — for the news industry.
  • Futurecasting: A way to grow revenue and broader market opportunities for news companies

    Futurecasting: A way to grow revenue and broader market opportunities for news companies
    September 24, 2018

    It’s easy to think there’s not much time to consider the future beyond a year, especially since so much of today’s career and job duties are about the now.
  • Immersive technology event speakers

    Immersive technology event speakers
    September 13, 2018

    These speakers will appear at the RJI Innovation Series event on immersive technologies.
  • Immersive technology event brings industry professionals to Missouri classrooms

    Immersive technology event brings industry professionals to Missouri classrooms
    September 13, 2018

    Rather than just hearing case studies about what newsrooms are doing with immersive technologies, University of Missouri students will get to interact with professionals in the classroom during an upcoming event.
  • 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.
  • Don’t be afraid to tell your readers your journalism is valuable

    Trusting News
    Don’t be afraid to tell your readers your journalism is valuable
    August 15, 2018

    At the Fort Collins Coloradoan, we’ve been a Trusting News partner for three years, where we’ve focused on several strategies — from labeling our stories, to showing our personality, to explaining how we are different from “the media” as an overall entity.
  • Augmented reality: How to make it easy, affordable and fun

    Augmented reality: How to make it easy, affordable and fun
    June 20, 2018

    Learn more about the AR tool that Kat Duncan, Futures Lab video editor, says is easy to learn, affordable for any budget and fun to use.