• Fellowship program embeds top performing students in top newsrooms across the country

    Fellowship program embeds top performing students in top newsrooms across the country
    June 7, 2018

    Five Missouri School of Journalism seniors will help advance new storytelling initiatives and business practices at leading news organizations as the latest group of RJI Student Innovation Fellows.
  • 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.
  • What is a news apps developer?

    Job titles of tomorrow!
    What is a news apps developer?
    May 25, 2016

    Audrey Carlsen is one of two news apps developers in the newsroom at The Seattle Times. Carlsen has held the position for a year and a half. Before the two developers were hired, someone from the IT department would work on news apps development.
  • 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.
  • Seattle’s Best: David Pelter

    Seattles Best
    Seattle’s Best: David Pelter
    April 1, 2015

    The Seattle Times has been challenging itself about as long as anyone else. Brian Steffens dropped in for a chat with David Pelter, vice president of product development and management.
  • Researching what subscribers will pay for digital content is crucial

    Researching what subscribers will pay for digital content is crucial
    February 25, 2013

    Researchers at RJI have developed an experimental research method, the pricing optimizer, and are testing the tool in a partnership with The Seattle Times.
  • Five takeaways from touring Seattle media

    Five takeaways from touring Seattle media
    February 13, 2013

    I recently traveled to Seattle with my Changing Media Business Class. We toured several media groups and met with journalists there. Here’s what we were up to.
  • 2012 is history: What do we know now?

    Journalism Accelerator 2012
    2012 is history: What do we know now?
    January 10, 2013

    In early 2012, just about a year ago, we invited a half-dozen people with a range of unique roles in the news production mix, to identify the most crucial challenges facing publishers at that moment in time.
  • Tweeters respond to VP candidates’ heated verbal sparring

    Tweeters respond to VP candidates’ heated verbal sparring
    October 12, 2012

    The vice presidential debates drew 3.5 million Tweets Oct. 11 from across the nation in 90-minutes, largely reacting to candidates’ heated exchanges and sparring more than specific domestic or foreign issues.
  • Pivot Point: Next steps

    Pivot Point: Next steps
    July 24, 2012

    Pivot Point Chicago: Why we gathered, what we did, and what should happen next.