• Millennials: What does ‘news’ mean to this generation?

    Millennials: What does ‘news’ mean to this generation?
    June 21, 2018

    Diversity means so much more than just race, color, ethnicity, religion, political segmentation, income and education opportunity. It includes generational differences, among others.
  • How to hire a millennial

    How to hire a millennial
    May 23, 2018

    Millennials and the generations coming up behind them are the future of news and journalism … we hope! And as an industry, we’ve not done a great job of attracting their readership and viewership.
  • New research indicates tight meters have won the pay model war for news websites

    New research indicates tight meters have won the pay model war for news websites
    May 10, 2018

    When newspapers first went online, the generally accepted wisdom of the time was that their content had to be free. It was argued that “free” was necessary to attract eyeballs, and that’s what the advertising model required: LOTS of eyeballs.
  • 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.