2012 RJI Mobile Media Research Report
June 4, 2012
The staff of the RJI Insight and Survey Center interviewed more than 1,000 individuals randomly selected from phone number lists between January 17 and March 25, 2012, for RJI's 2012 Mobile Media...
2013 RJI Mobile Media Research Report
September 16, 2013
The intended purpose of the annual RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Surveys is to gain insights into who uses mobile media and how their uses for news may change over time.
2014 RJI Mobile Media Research Report
April 23, 2014
Nearly 1,200 randomly selected U.S. adults participated in RJI’s third annual Mobile Media News Consumption survey between Jan. 1 and March 31. This phone survey focused exclusively on the use of...
2015 RJI Mobile Media Research
February 11, 2016
Mobile media research conducted and reported by Roger Fidler.
A little birdie told me
June 1, 2015
A five-part series based on 50 interviews with journalists at four U.S. metro newspapers, written by Dr. Alecia Swasy. Swasy is a professor and Sleeman Scholar of Business Journalism at the...
November 3, 2016
Dutch graduate students visited four U.S. journalism startups between December 2015 and February 2016 to observe how these entrepreneurs “make it work” and, in the process, redefine what it means to...
CDiG: Business Models in a Digital Age 2014
May 21, 2014
The primary goals of the Center for the Digital Globe (CDiG) include interdisciplinary research, teaching and service to Missouri businesses. We also collaborate on research, teaching and service at...
July 15, 2016
Journalists are dependent upon access to back files for research and context, but those back files may no longer be there. Almost all news content created in the U.S. today is digital, but digital...
March 30, 2015
Engagement. We covet it. We build structures to foster it. We measure it. How do we optimize engagement in a rapidly shifting media ecosystem? We look at metrics: Time spent, click through and bounce...
If content is king, then distribution are all the roads leading to, and from, the kingdom. Those used to be toll roads: A simple transaction defined by use. But today, distributed content, in its...
The Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News Content forum brought together a group of stakeholders to help decide what tomorrow will bring for yesterday’s news. Forum attendees engaged with...
Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 Scholarship Projects
February 10, 2017
Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News forum organizers initiated a travel scholarship program for select graduate students to attend the forum at the UCLA Library on Oct. 13 and 14, 2016....
Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News
January 25, 2017
On Oct. 13–14, 2016, JDNA joined with the UCLA Libraries and the Educopia Institute to present "Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News," where presentrs and attendees explored solutions to...
January 30, 2014
Empowering citizens with outstanding coverage of local elections.
Earning trust on social
April 20, 2016
How do news consumers decide what information to trust, and how can journalists teach users to be smarter consumers and sharers?Joy Mayer and a team of college students have been interviewing...
March 8, 2016
This is a series of student posts tied to the Coral Project and Marie Tessier’s 2015-2016 RJI Fellowship — a project dedicated to boosting the engagement and participation of women in online...
Fact-Checking, Fake News and the Future of Political Reporting | Hurley Symposium 2017
March 13, 2017
What’s fact and what’s fake were questions that dominated the 2016 election campaign. Now that Donald J. Trump has been sworn in as the 45th U.S. president, what new challenges face journalists as...
Do you need help seeing over journalism’s horizon? Seeding innovation involving technology and communities? Are you concerned about the First Amendment, privacy, security and ethics?“Next Steps for...
Futures Lab Update
March 20, 2013
Each week we bring you a video roundup of fresh ideas, techniques and developments to help spark innovation and change in newsrooms across all media platforms.
May 31, 2014
Teams of developers, journalists and innovative thinkers tackled challenge questions that seek to discover new tools, business models and news services that deliver context-rich, real-time social...
Hurley Symposium 2013
April 9, 2013
Twitterocracy: How social media are transforming politics and journalism.
Job titles of tomorrow — today!
February 5, 2016
Gone are the days when news organizations had just copy editors and page designers. Nowadays there are newsroom titles like digital optimizer, audience analyst and executive mobile editor. As social...
Journalism Accelerator 2012
January 2, 2013
In early 2012, just about a year ago, we invited a half-dozen people with a range of unique roles in the news production mix, to identify the most crucial challenges facing publishers at that moment...
Journalism Digital News Archive
August 21, 2014
The Journalism Digital News Archive (JDNA) initiative’s mission is to preserve news content originally produced in digital formats. Over the past four decades the transition from analog to digital...
Key Executives Mega Conference 2013
February 18, 2013
Notes and nuggets from the 2013 Key Executives Mega Conference (SNPA, LMA, Inland).
April 4, 2014
Media companies are pursuing a “mobile-first” agenda as a way to intersect with consumers who have stretched beyond traditional media platforms to seek new information. So, who’s leading the way when...
Moving forward to engagement
September 1, 2015
Kelsey Proud, digital innovation editor at St. Louis Public Radio, was the project leader of a 2014-2015 RJI institutional fellowship at her news organization. St. Louis Public Radio studied how news...
Optimize your news website
December 27, 2012
Designed to better engage and retain readers and advertisers, these tips were compiled by Brad Best, advertising editor of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, and a team of students from the...
Potter Listening Tour
May 28, 2015
Walt Potter, who works with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute to explore the future of community newspapers, is visiting newspapers in Missouri during the spring of 2015 as part of what’s...
Potter Listening Tour 2.0
March 3, 2016
Walter B. “Walt” Potter Jr., a retired newspaper publisher who works with the University of Missouri School of Journalism’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, will tour community newspapers...
Privacy, personalization and payment
January 28, 2015
What will sustain journalism in service of democracy?Because of the rise of the Internet and the financial challenges faced by legacy media organizations, that question tugs at those who write and...
Publishers Confidence Index
March 17, 2014
More than 400 newspaper publishers were surveyed in late 2013 as part of the second Publishers Confidence Index (PCI), the largest study of its kind, conducted by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism...
Reporting on Climate Adaptation
June 6, 2016
Communities around the United States and the world are having to prepare themselves for an array of climate change impacts. The "Reporter's Guide to Climate Adaptation" is designed to give reporters...
Reynolds Foundation endowment for RJI
November 8, 2012
Stories covering the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation's $30.1 million endowment for the Reynolds Journalism Institute.
RJI at CES 2014
January 10, 2014
RJI at CES 2014
RJI at SXSW 2014
March 10, 2014
RJI at SXSW 2014.
RJI in the news
September 7, 2015
RJI is all about the news. Here we share when something we’re doing makes the news.
RJI Tech Showcase 2014
April 22, 2014
The 2014 Tech Showcase gave a first look at some of the projects and ideas students and others have been working on at the Missouri School of Journalism and elsewhere. Presentations included the...
RJI | AP Research Initiative
February 19, 2015
Historically, readers and viewers have passively looked to news organizations to set the agenda for community conversation, discourse, debate and eventual action. In recent years, many citizens have...
Scrolling for Story
August 1, 2016
Three RJI Research Scholars spent the past year studying the effectiveness and sustainability of long-form digital journalism. This five-part series is based on 53 interviews with millennials to...
March 24, 2015
Don’t overlook the home of Microsoft, Amazon, Zillow and other innovative companies large and small when looking for voices in media thought leadership. Below are observations and insights from a...
September 1, 2015
Storytelling Tools will be a suite of plugins for the WordPress CMS designed specifically for — and with the help of — journalists. We're now interviewing newspaper and magazine staffs, and observing...
Sunshine Week special events
March 3, 2016
As journalists and citizens across the country re-examine the First Amendment and Freedom of Information during Sunshine Week, March 13 to 19, the University of Missouri School of Journalism will...
SXSWi: RJI at South by Southwest 2013
March 10, 2013
Several staff members from RJI attended South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
Talk Story, Write Story
May 25, 2016
Talk Story, Write Story was Tad Bartimu's 2015–2016 RJI Fellowship project.
The Bright Line
November 4, 2014
The Bright Line is a series of occasional posts about standards, best practices and ethics from the folks who are on the front lines of the subject and have agreed to share some of the insights and...
The Collaboration Culture Symposium
March 29, 2016
Today’s media companies are using collaboration as a way to stay ahead of rapid change. Efficient organizations understand their core capabilities, and what lies outside their expertise. Some are...
Trauma Journalism: Training for Educators
October 27, 2015
This two-day conference at the Reynolds Journalism Institute taught journalism educators about how to prepare students for the impact of trauma on individuals — including themselves — and...
February 23, 2017
How do people decide what news is trustworthy? How can journalists influence what users consume and share on social media? And in the era of fake stories, when untruths often travel faster than the...
Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference 2016
February 16, 2016
For the next nine weeks the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute will showcase innovative ideas that were shared at the 2014 Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference for community newspapers. If you like...
Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference 2017
April 14, 2017
Google and Facebook: New tools to enhance storytelling, reach and engage local audiences. Both Google and Facebook have created — and continue to develop — tools to help journalists, including those...
What’s new? Q&A
April 13, 2017
We asked newsrooms and ad agencies what they are doing today that they weren’t doing a year ago. Turns out quite a lot! This new RJI series will highlight some of the innovations and experiments we...
Why send newsletters?
January 10, 2017
Newsrooms can no longer afford to distribute poorly curated newsletters. Yet executives from many modern newsrooms say they lack the financial and staff capacity to do otherwise.In early 2017,...
Writing powerful narratives
March 5, 2010
"Writing Powerful Narratives," which was held at the Reynolds Journalism Institute March 4, 2013, featured several speakers who shared their experiences and advice about reporting and writing...