• Eight ways smaller newsrooms can make audio pay

    Damian Radcliffe columns
    Eight ways smaller newsrooms can make audio pay
    June 15, 2021

    As advertising reliance becomes an increasingly redundant, risky and outdated strategy, it is incumbent on publishers large and small to implement strategies which generate revenue from multiple sources.
  • Descript, overdub: Q&A with Tamar Charney

    Innovation in Focus
    Descript, overdub: Q&A with Tamar Charney
    February 15, 2021

    For Innovation in Focus this month, student Sara Dingmann spoke with Tamar Charney, managing director for personalization and curation at NPR, about the ethics of redubbing.
  • Descript video: Tips and tricks

    Innovation in Focus
    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.
  • Measuring progress on inclusivity

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Measuring progress on inclusivity
    January 5, 2021

    Tracking provides an honest assessment. That’s why tracking who actually shows up in the reporting is vital to the source diversity equation in journalism.
  • How to find diverse sources

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    How to find diverse sources
    November 18, 2020

    The evidence is overwhelming that lack of diversity and inclusion in journalism not only perpetuates stereotypes and media distrust, but also limits which stories get told, how they are told, and whose voices are heard.
  • Newsroom Notes: Covering pandemic, protests provides three valuable reminders

    Newsroom Notes
    Newsroom Notes: Covering pandemic, protests provides three valuable reminders
    October 29, 2020

    I know it’s been a while. Three months, 30,000 new and returning students and we’re on the verge of the biggest pizza-night in local television. If you don’t recognize that line, you haven’t worked Election Night.
  • Challenge Accepted! Expandable audio journalism lets listeners take control

    Challenge Accepted
    Challenge Accepted! Expandable audio journalism lets listeners take control
    May 21, 2020

    What if people could control the way an audio story plays out while listening to it? Missouri School of Journalism students Slone Salerno, Vivian Wang, Elliot Bauman and Sarai Vega worked with RJI Fellow Michael Epstein to find out.
  • Baltimore Sun digital journalist named Rising Star Scholarship winner of POY competition

    Baltimore Sun digital journalist named Rising Star Scholarship winner of POY competition
    February 20, 2020

    Award-winning documentary photographer and Baltimore Sun digital journalist Thalia Juarez of Baltimore is the 2020 Rising Star Scholarship winner, an initiative of the Pictures of the Year competition.
  • RJI Fellow wants to make media, tech companies more aware of need to preserve content

    RJI Fellow wants to make media, tech companies more aware of need to preserve content
    September 16, 2019

    Nineteen of 21 news outlets weren’t doing anything to archive web content. A lack of awareness and action in this area has driven Neil Mara to leverage his industry experience and contacts to help find archiving solutions for media companies.
  • A robot commits libel. Who is responsible?

    A robot commits libel. Who is responsible?
    February 20, 2019

    For all their apparent infallibility, bots, like their human predecessors, are also vulnerable to mistakes.One of the worst mistakes is committing libel. How should courts treat cases in which a robot generates a defamatory statement?
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