• 9 ways newsrooms can incorporate more audio in their work

    Damian Radcliffe columns
    9 ways newsrooms can incorporate more audio in their work
    April 27, 2021

    In 2021, the media platform with the highest weekly reach in the United States is audio. Data published last month by Nielsen revealed that radio reaches 88% of U.S. adults each week, ahead of smartphone apps (85%) and TV (80%).
  • What newsrooms can learn from creator culture and monetization strategies

    Yvonne Leow columns
    What newsrooms can learn from creator culture and monetization strategies
    April 12, 2021

    The popular notion that social media creators are primarily chasing fame is an antiquated and oversimplified claim. It deludes professionals, like journalists, into believing that creators shouldn’t be taken seriously.
  • Journalists are creators now, and that’s a good thing

    Yvonne Leow columns
    Journalists are creators now, and that’s a good thing
    February 3, 2021

    We’re living in a remarkable time when reporters no longer have to win an editor’s approval to publish a story, reach an audience, and get paid. In fact, anyone can technically do it.
  • FAQ: 2021 RJI Student Innovation Fellowships

    FAQ: 2021 RJI Student Innovation Fellowships
    January 15, 2021

    Fellowships will provide funding for Missouri School of Journalism students to work for a local news organization during the summer of 2021
  • Our audience doesn’t have to jump through hoops for information

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Our audience doesn’t have to jump through hoops for information
    January 12, 2021

    Everyone who reads Documented Semanal is familiar with WhatsApp and how it works. Their audience does not have to jump through any hoops to receive information that has direct consequences on their lives.
  • Why is photojournalism important to the world? Let’s ask the experts.

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Why is photojournalism important to the world? Let’s ask the experts.
    January 11, 2021

    Sara Quinn has spoken to 20 media professionals for her RJI Fellowship project about the importance of photojournalism. Each person had stories to tell about significant visual moments that made a difference in their communities.
  • Narrated articles: Q&A with Allyson Daniels

    Innovation in Focus
    Narrated articles: Q&A with Allyson Daniels
    December 23, 2020

    This month for Innovation in Focus I interviewed Allyson Daniels to learn more about how we can increase accessibility in journalism.
  • Journalism outlets need new social media policies

    Gabe Schneider columns
    Journalism outlets need new social media policies
    December 21, 2020

    The trend line is that reporters, often Black, are punished for their perspective, even if it’s rooted in reporting and facts. Punishment can mean being barred from covering a topic that is close to the reporter’s identity.
  • The insults “stupid, fat, ugly” are just another day at work

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    The insults “stupid, fat, ugly” are just another day at work
    December 8, 2020

    “I have got accustomed that they call me ugly, fat, whore, stupid Puerto Rican, the N word. I’m used to the threats that they will rape me or beat me,”says Helen Ubiñas, who is the only Latina columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Instagram Reels: Q&A with Anthony Quintano

    Innovation in Focus
    Instagram Reels: Q&A with Anthony Quintano
    November 23, 2020

    “The biggest issue that Instagram has had over the last five years has been their algorithm and its ability to expand organic reach to new audiences.”
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