• Take journalism to the next level

    Take journalism to the next level
    December 14, 2018

    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.
  • Fellows tackle innovative campaign finance, community sports stories with partner newsrooms

    Fellows tackle innovative campaign finance, community sports stories with partner newsrooms
    December 6, 2018

    Two newsrooms will benefit this spring from the help of tech-savvy University of Missouri journalists partnering with them on projects as RJI Student Innovation Fellows.
  • 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.
  • RJI: 10 years of innovating and more to come

    RJI: 10 years of innovating and more to come
    October 31, 2018

    The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is celebrating 10 years of innovating and helping ensure that journalism has a long and bright future in the service of democracy. The institute’s doors opened in 2008.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Small-town print goes big-time digital

    Our cornerstone: A salute to RJI fellows
    Small-town print goes big-time digital
    October 31, 2018

    Mark Nienhueser worked for Service Noodle, an online platform that made it easy for businesses to develop a website and a digital footprint. When he moved to the MPA, in 2013, he realized there were a lot of untapped digital opportunities for newspapers.
  • 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.
  • 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.