Stacey Woelfel Is RJI’s New Drone Director

Effective immediately, Missouri Journalism Professor Stacey Woelfel has been named as the new director of aerial journalism at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Columbia, Mo. (July 10, 2019) — Stacey Woelfel, a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the director of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, will be adding some new oversight … Continued

Missouri Undergrads Leverage RJI Fellowships to Help Established Media Outlets ‘Push the Envelope’

Clockwise from top-left, the 2018 RJI Student Innovation Fellows are Meg Cunningham, Kyra Haas, Humera Lodhi, Rachel Thomas and Hannah Rodriguez. News Organizations Gain Access to ‘Innovative, Tech-Savvy Journalism Students’ Columbia, Mo. (June 8, 2018) — Five Missouri School of Journalism seniors will help advance new storytelling initiatives and business practices at leading news organizations … Continued

Student Teams at CDiG Competition Offer Real-World Industry Solutions

Judges at this year’s CDiG student competition (top) had their hands full sifting through an impressive set of entries. Ultimately, Team Missourian won for their strategies designed to address a newspaper budgetary shortfall. From left, team mentor Les Borgmeyer, students Shraddha Hegde, Emily Rackers and Alexander Starkey. Winning Team Offers Practical Solutions to Address Newspaper … Continued

‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur to Share Pitching Tips at Upcoming RJI Event

By Jennifer Nelson Columbia, Mo. (March 14, 2018) — Next week, student competition teams at the Reynolds Journalism Institute will receive pitching advice from a “Shark Tank” entrepreneur before making their own journalism product pitches to competition judges this spring. Tranquilo CEO Melissa Gersin of Boston will speak about her preparation and pitch for the … Continued

RJI Provides Interactive Experience for True/False Film Fest Visitors with Augmented Reality Platform

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 28, 2018) — Visitors to this weekend’s True/False Film Fest will have an opportunity to reminisce about previous festivals via an interactive experience using a mobile app. Posted throughout the city, filmgoers will find window clings featuring augmented reality (AR) codes, each with a lightning bolt icon, at film venues, box office … Continued

Judd Slivka Named New RJI Director of Aerial Journalism

Program to Address Emergent Aerial Technologies, Opportunities and Challenges Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 2, 2018) — The Missouri School of Journalism’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has created a new program that will explore drones and other journalism opportunities in the sky. Judd Slivka, assistant professor of convergence journalism, has been named its first director of … Continued

University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute Announces Spring 2018 Student Innovation Fellows

The RJI Spring 2018 Student Innovation Fellows are (clockwise from top-left): Soo Rin Kim, Lily Oppenheimer, AnnMarie Welser and Mica Soellner. Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 30, 2017) — Four Missouri School of Journalism students will bring their skills and passions to Washington, D.C., and New York City newsrooms as 2018 Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) Student Innovation … Continued