• Does creativity suffer when design is outsourced?

    Does creativity suffer when design is outsourced?
    February 19, 2018

    Brian Steffens, Communications Director, Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, conducted a 2017 Society For News Design conference panel that included the leaders of five hubs.
  • We’ll take ‘design hubs’ for $400

    We’ll take ‘design hubs’ for $400
    May 10, 2017

    Let’s play J-Parody: Society for News Design edition! This is the game where I give the answer and a few hints, and you guess the question.
  • Nonresidential fellow jumpstarts his project with a visit to RJI

    Nonresidential fellow jumpstarts his project with a visit to RJI
    October 25, 2016

    My fellowship project was transformed earlier this month during a three-day visit to Columbia, Missouri. The occasion was an informal convening of several of this year’s fellows to discuss the varied projects we hope to bring to fruition.
  • Talk Story, Write Story demonstration project is a success story

    Talk Story, Write Story
    Talk Story, Write Story demonstration project is a success story
    June 21, 2016

    Tad Bartimus used her RJI Fellowship this year to test her hunch that trained volunteers could successfully help financially challenged high school students write their way into college scholarships.
  • Developing storytellers strengthens community

    Talk Story, Write Story
    Developing storytellers strengthens community
    May 1, 2016

    Journalism should strengthen the communities it serves and help the members of those communities lead better lives. This brings me to Talk Story, Write Story. That’s where Tad Bartimus and Dean Wariner come in.
  • Jeff Jarvis in 3 minutes

    Jeff Jarvis in 3 minutes
    March 18, 2016

    He’s here, there, everywhere. Whether he’s offering insight from a stage or in a blog post, Jeff Jarvis is a polarizing fella. He’s easy to like, but I know plenty of folks who tend to bristle at his ideas or conclusions.
  • Entrepreneurs share their lessons learned

    Seattle’s Best 2016
    Entrepreneurs share their lessons learned
    March 2, 2016

    Following two days of exposure to entrepreneurial media outlets in Seattle, our University of Missouri School of Journalism media models class capped its West Coast trip at the all-day GeekWire Startup Day in neighboring Bellevue.
  • How three Seattle media firms are engaging with audiences

    Seattle’s Best 2016
    How three Seattle media firms are engaging with audiences
    February 26, 2016

    Seattle has a tremendous range of news outlets, from hyperlocal news sites and traditional print and broadcast properties, to the MSN Web portal and brand newsrooms at Edelman and Starbucks. The startup and innovation culture in Seattle is exciting.
  • Exploring new options and opportunities at The Seattle Times

    Seattle’s Best 2016
    Exploring new options and opportunities at The Seattle Times
    February 22, 2016

    The Seattle Times is constantly testing and measuring new strategies, marketing initiatives, content, and audience engagement. There’s an almost insatiable desire to explore new options and opportunities.
  • Editor & Publisher: One-Stop Shop

    RJI in the news
    Editor & Publisher: One-Stop Shop
    December 11, 2015

    With a roar, LION Digital Media has created an online database called LIONshare to help national and regional advertisers connect with local media companies.