• Free tools for interactive digital storytelling

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    Free tools for interactive digital storytelling
    July 12, 2021

    Interactive maps and data visualizations are great visuals to add to any online news package. These can be created using code, but there are also many online tools that your newsroom can use to improve digital storytelling for very little or no cost.
  • How to plan, report and produce a serialized podcast

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    How to plan, report and produce a serialized podcast
    July 6, 2021

    A serialized podcast is a series of podcast episodes that connect with one another to tell a story. If your newsroom wants to try producing a serialized podcast, here are three tips on how to do just that from what Regan Mertz has learned so far.
  • Automating calendars for small newsrooms

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    Automating calendars for small newsrooms
    June 30, 2021

    The less time journalists spend on rote tasks like data entry, the better. In this project we automated collecting event information for St. Louis Magazine’s website’s event calendar.
  • Augmented video editing: Tips and tricks

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    Augmented video editing: Tips and tricks
    April 20, 2021

    Five tips to integrate AR animation into your broadcast segments
  • RJI names Kat Duncan its new director of innovation

    RJI names Kat Duncan its new director of innovation
    February 12, 2021

    RJI Senior Editor Kat Duncan has been named the new director of innovation at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.
  • Descript video: Tips and tricks

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    Descript video: Tips and tricks
    February 8, 2021

    This month, Sara Dingmann tested Descript’s new video editing software to create this video about a local maker and his business. Here are five tips for using Descript video editor.
  • Inject, Pinpoint and Vizydrop: Tips and tricks

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    Inject, Pinpoint and Vizydrop: Tips and tricks
    January 20, 2021

    For my last Innovation in Focus piece for the year, I wanted to try a few new tools while I was reporting on the passing of Amendment 3 for KBIA with a group of three other journalists.
  • Narrated articles: Q&A with Allyson Daniels

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    Narrated articles: Q&A with Allyson Daniels
    December 23, 2020

    This month for Innovation in Focus I interviewed Allyson Daniels to learn more about how we can increase accessibility in journalism.
  • Narrated article: Tips and tricks

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    Narrated article: Tips and tricks
    December 17, 2020

    This month for Innovation in Focus, we tested various tools and platforms to provide narration for articles to make them more accessible to people with disabilities. Here are a few tips from our experiments with these tools.
  • Narrated article: Winter tips to stay safe and warm

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    Narrated article: Winter tips to stay safe and warm
    December 7, 2020

    This month for Innovation in Focus, we tested various tools and platforms to provide narration for articles to make them more accessible.
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