• No website, just platforms. That’s how NowThis increased video views

    RJI in the news
    No website, just platforms. That’s how NowThis increased video views
    October 13, 2015

    Since switching entirely to multiple platforms for which content is specifically tailored, NowThis has experienced a huge increase in monthly video views.
  • A new digital planning tool turns 7,200 local websites into one marketplace

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    A new digital planning tool turns 7,200 local websites into one marketplace
    September 27, 2015

    The free planning platform in beta was introduced recently by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and Lion Digital Media.
  • Leadership and culture are linchpins of digital transformation in the newsroom

    Leadership and culture are linchpins of digital transformation in the newsroom
    May 6, 2015

    Little has proven more challenging for newspaper newsrooms than their transformation to digital news and information providers. It takes much more than learning new skills, although those are important.
  • Defining your exit strategy to build a legacy

    Defining your exit strategy to build a legacy
    November 26, 2012

    It felt odd to consider “exit strategy” at the recent Community Journalism Executive Training program (CJET), which brought nearly three dozen news organizations to Los Angeles for two days of intense, hands-on work developing specific business strategies.
  • Block by Block: Imagining the sequel(s)

    Block by Block: Imagining the sequel(s)
    September 29, 2010

    The online community news leaders and their shared passion for local news was the most impressive part of Block by Block: Community News Summit 2010. More impressive — and challenging — is where local editors and publishers take it from here.
  • Exploring Government 2.0

    Exploring Government 2.0
    January 12, 2010

    Michele McLellan is excited about the potential of Government 2.0, a growing movement to use the Internet to improve government practices and make government more transparent and participatory.
  • Jane Stevens: Niche news networks

    Jane Stevens: Niche news networks
    September 5, 2008

    Jane Ellen Stevens is editorial director for Oceans Now and an associate faculty member at the Knight Digital Media Center at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism.