RJI links 11/20/18

News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs. Read the latest from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.


Open the Room project helps journalists and citizens broadcast on Facebook Live 7/18/17

This emerging technology will allow newspapers to cover more local meetings and events – even local sports – with better than acceptable video and audio quality at a much lower cost.


How millennials interact with long-form journalism on mobile devices 8/8/16

By Jacqueline Marino, Susan Jacobson and Robert Gutsche Jr.

Three RJI Research Scholars spent the past year studying the effectiveness and sustainability of long-form digital journalism. This is the first in a five-part series based on 53 interviews with millennials to gauge this audience's reception to long-form journalism delivered on mobile platforms.


RJI Fellow's ongoing e-newsletter personalization experiment yields surprising results 8/8/16

By Tracy Clark, RJI Fellow and founder of Reportory

Tracy Clark, a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, believes newspapers with editor-selected email newsletters would have better engagement rates if the content were personalized to each user’s interest. She is in the midst of a pilot study with a large U.S. newspaper, which is simultaneously publishing two email newsletters: one includes editor-selected news content, the other features reader-selected stories. The personalized newsletters are based on Clark’s Reportory platform.


What do you do when the protests stop and racism remains? 7/25/16

By Tom Warhover, associate professor, Missouri School of Journalism

Hunger and race are two topics communities face every day. Few news organizations can sustain coverage of either over time.

How do we find and cover these stories, then? Reporting Stories Hidden in Plain Sight, a new web-based resource for journalists, is a first response.

The site contains a lot of literacy – definitions of terms, timelines and links to key data sets. There are also examples of good coverage of race and hunger and academic reports on the issues.


Media codes database promotes ethical communications 11/17/15

The Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) have launched the Accountable Journalism website, which includes the largest database of media codes in a user-friendly and searchable Web application. One goal of the Accountable Journalism project is to be an ongoing crowdsourcing initiative to keep the database current.


SNPA welcomes new members, including first digital-only member 8/29/13

During last Friday's SNPA board meeting in Richmond, new members were approved: our first digital-only member, an individual member, and nine new research and development partners.


FOIA Machine would break logjam for public records 7/24/13

In addition to helping automate the process of making and tracking requests for public records, FOIA Machine will also create a community of users to share expert tips and strategies.


Best Twitter practices for journalists 6/17/13

By Alecia Swasy and David Wolfgang

To help newsrooms develop their social media strategies, the Reynolds Journalism Institute has compiled a "Twitter Best Practices Guide," based on interviews, scholarly research and Twitter's own tips for journalists.