RJI sends Potter Digital Ambassadors to enhance digital efforts at community newsrooms all over Missouri

Shannon Worley (right) interviews employees and residents of Autumn Ridge Residences, a senior living community in Herculaneum, Missouri. By her side is Katelynn Mary Skaggs (center), digital marketing manager for Leader Publications and (left) Marie Stelling, director of community relations for Autumn Ridge Residences. By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 19, 2024) — Over the … Continued

Nick Mathews study of Facebook vs. community newspapers lands in acclaimed Digital Journalism journal

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Jan. 10, 2024) — Nick Mathews, an assistant professor at the Missouri School of Journalism’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), has published a research study in Digital Journalism, a premier research journal in the journalism field. The study analyzes the impact of Facebook on rural and small-town news organizations’ … Continued

Mississippi River Basin Ag and Water Desk to host webinar discussing research on attitudes toward environment, media in the river basin

By Austin Fitzgerald On Nov. 14 at noon, the Missouri School of Journalism’s Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk will host Assistant Professor Kate Rose for a webinar covering her recently announced research into public perceptions of the environment and news media in the river basin. The webinar will be free and open to … Continued

Reynolds Journalism Institute and SmithGeiger tackle burnout with industry-wide survey

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (Oct. 16, 2023) — The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at the Missouri School of Journalism has partnered with respected research firm SmithGeiger for a groundbreaking survey to find solutions to burnout in the news industry. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and is available here. An … Continued

Closing the gap

2023 Reynolds Journalism Institute Women in Journalism Workshop attendees and session leaders.Photo: Kat Duncan Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is leading the way in providing female journalists the tools and training necessary for modern reporting environments Contact: Deidra Ashley, ashleyde@missouri.edu By Audrey Brown Covering natural disasters doesn’t always come naturally. That was a hard lesson … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism team wins annual Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Student Innovation Competition

By Austin Fitzgerald COLUMBIA, Mo. (April 6, 2023) — The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute announced the winners of the RJI Student Innovation Competition, awarding prizes of $10,000, $2,500 and $1,000 to three collegiate teams who came up with the best practical, actionable plans to address a local need in their community through service journalism. … Continued

Digital ambassadors

MU senior Sofi Zeman served as a Potter Digital Ambassador at The Northeast News in Kansas City. Photo: The Northeast News Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, diedrichs@misssouri.edu Don’t tell publisher Mike Bushnell and his award-winning staff at Kansas City’s Northeast News that readers don’t crave community journalism. The bustling multimedia weekly is proof they do. The … Continued