• 2012 RJI Mobile Media Research Report

    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

    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

    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

    2015 RJI Mobile Media Research
    February 11, 2016

    Mobile media research conducted and reported by Roger Fidler.

  • A little birdie told me

    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...

  • Beyond Journalism

    Beyond Journalism
    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

    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...

  • Digital preservation

    Digital preservation
    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...

  • Dissecting Engagement

    Dissecting Engagement
    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...

  • Dodging the Memory Hole 2014: Saving Born-digital News Content

    Dodging the Memory Hole 2014: Saving Born-digital News Content
    August 22, 2016

    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 2015: An Action Assembly

    Dodging the Memory Hole 2015: An Action Assembly
    May 4, 2016

    The two-day Dodging the Memory Hole 2015: An Action Assembly forum built on the digital news archiving priorities identified at the 2014 event Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News...

  • Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 Scholarship Projects

    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

    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...

  • Down-home Democracy

    Down-home Democracy
    January 30, 2014

    Empowering citizens with outstanding coverage of local elections.

  • Earning trust on social

    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...

  • Engaging women

    Engaging women
    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

    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...

  • Five Years Past/Five Years Forward: Next Steps for Sustaining Journalism

    Five Years Past/Five Years Forward: Next Steps for Sustaining Journalism
    September 9, 2013

    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

    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.

  • Hackathon 2014

    Hackathon 2014
    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

    Hurley Symposium 2013
    April 9, 2013

    Twitterocracy: How social media are transforming politics and journalism.

  • Job titles of tomorrow — today!

    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

    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

    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

    Key Executives Mega Conference 2013
    February 18, 2013

    Notes and nuggets from the 2013 Key Executives Mega Conference (SNPA, LMA, Inland).

  • MediaShift Podcast

    MediaShift Podcast
    January 22, 2016

    A podcast produced by MediaShift, hosted by Mark Glaser and Jefferson Yen.

  • Mediatwits

    Mediatwits
    September 12, 2013

    Mediatwits is a weekly video podcast brought to you in cooperation of RJI and PBS's Mediashift.

  • Mobile First

    Mobile First
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    RJI at CES 2014
    January 10, 2014

    RJI at CES 2014

  • RJI at SXSW 2014

    RJI at SXSW 2014
    March 10, 2014

    RJI at SXSW 2014.

  • RJI in the news

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • Seattle’s Best

    Seattle’s Best
    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...

  • Seattle’s Best 2016

    Seattle’s Best 2016
    February 23, 2016

    Each February for the past five years, Marty Steffens has taken her University of Missouri School of Journalism business models class to Seattle to experience and hear from entrepreneurs and...

  • Storytelling Tools

    Storytelling Tools
    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

    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

    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

    Talk Story, Write Story
    May 25, 2016

    Talk Story, Write Story was Tad Bartimu's 2015–2016 RJI Fellowship project.

  • TEDxCoMo

    TEDxCoMo
    April 12, 2013

    TEDxCoMO, a program of TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design), came to Columbia, Mo., April 6 and featured 18 speakers, including journalists, from across the nation. Presenters focused on...

  • The Bright Line

    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

    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

    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...

  • Trusting News

    Trusting News
    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

    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...

  • Why send newsletters?

    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

    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...