• Improving negotiation skills to fight inequality in newsrooms

    Improving negotiation skills to fight inequality in newsrooms
    February 23, 2021

    Discrimination against Latino journalists in the United States affects the environment of freedom of expression and access to information for the Hispanic communities they frequently report on and write about.
  • Getting a source to ‘yes’

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Getting a source to ‘yes’
    February 22, 2021

    The first stage of Melba Newsome's project was getting newsrooms on board with making their reporting more reflective of their communities. Next, they had to answer that age-old question: “how to curate more diverse sources?”
  • Everything you need to run a photo workshop in your community

    Everything you need to run a photo workshop in your community
    February 16, 2021

    Let’s say you want to run a photo workshop for teenagers. Nice idea. But a lot of work. That’s why Monique Woo created this guide.
  • 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.
  • ‘Do people even read captions?’

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    ‘Do people even read captions?’
    February 11, 2021

    Yes, people read captions. They’re some of the most scannable, well-read elements in news media. So how can we make them truly worthwhile? It’s time to test.
  • Pictures of the Year competition judging kicks off Feb. 16 in record-breaking year

    Pictures of the Year competition judging kicks off Feb. 16 in record-breaking year
    February 11, 2021

    It’s a year like none other for the 78th annual Pictures of the Year judging competition, which kicks off Feb. 16 with almost double the amount of judges as normal, virtual judging and a record breaking number of photos submitted.
  • 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.
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