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

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 Sustaining Journalism,” took place from 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) in Columbia, Mo.

September 2013 was the fifth anniversary of the opening of RJI and was an ideal time for RJI to provide a place and time for the industry — and others who care about the future of journalism — to take stock of the values, principles and purposes of journalism, to refresh,  refocus and move forward.

RJI opened with a mission to sustain journalism through ideas, research, experiments and projects. In 2008, journalists and the news industry faced deep challenges, emerging opportunities and difficult questions. RJI — its staff, Fellows and industry partners — pursued an ambitious agenda to help.  And new technologies, ideas and business models have continued to disrupt and reinvent.

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The Practice of Journalism: Privacy, security and the First Amendment
September 25, 2013

The First Amendment was created to protect the free flow of information to citizens. Journalists serve as a proxy for the public.

  • The Five-Year Reset: The industry buzz, then and now

    Five Years Past/Five Years Forward: Next Steps for Sustaining Journalism
    The Five-Year Reset: The industry buzz, then and now
    September 20, 2013

    Randy Picht and Edson Tandoc presented on what journalism was thinking about five years ago when RJI first opened its doors and what we're thinking about those topics now in 2013.
  • The Funding of Journalism: Practice, research and future

    Five Years Past/Five Years Forward: Next Steps for Sustaining Journalism
    The Funding of Journalism: Practice, research and future
    September 17, 2013

    Highlights from the "The Funding of Journalism: Practice, research and future" panel held at Five Years Past/Five Years Forward: Next Steps for Sustaining Journalism.
  • After the Media Establishment: Who will the news players be in 2018?

    Five Years Past/Five Years Forward: Next Steps for Sustaining Journalism
    After the Media Establishment: Who will the news players be in 2018?
    September 17, 2013

    Almost anyone can be an online news distributor nowadays. This is just one trend Rob Barrett, Yahoo’s vice president of news and finance, shared that he feels will likely be seen in the next five years.
  • Ozyism #1: Super differentiated and tasty

    Five Years Past/Five Years Forward: Next Steps for Sustaining Journalism
    Ozyism #1: Super differentiated and tasty
    September 17, 2013

    Some of the many inspiring things about the Reynolds Journalism institute are meeting new people, exposure to their work and their enthusiasm for that work, and sharing all that with others in our circles of friends, colleagues and fellow travelers.

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