Tag: innovation

by Tara George

New Brunswick Today, a hyper-local based in New Jersey, is proving that not all innovation in local news these days is digital. Charlie Kratovil and Sean Monahan initially launched their news operation in 2011 as a website, hoping to fill what they saw as a gap in local news coverage in the city that’s home […] more »

by Cindy Royal

This summer, I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks on the East Coast visiting a range of digital media organizations. I had been planning to do this for quite some time, really embed with the most prominent teams doing data and programming in media, with the goal of bringing back real-world insight to the classroom. So […] more »

by Jack Rosenberry

One of the cornerstones of journalism, and therefore of journalism education, is the principle of the Fourth Estate, or even what journalist and educator Douglass Cater called “the fourth branch of government.” Namely, that effective democratic governance relies on effective journalism. That may be true in theory. However, in practice, the Fourth Estate model has […] more »

by John Clark

Co-authored with Josh Stearns Editor’s Note: This post was written before a big announcement: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced Wednesday it will open a new research center to explore new models for community news and support the testing and development of innovative digital media products for local news sites. UNC received a […] more »

by Katherine Krueger

As long as humanity has existed, so too have humans been cheating to get ahead. College campuses act as microcosms for all manner of social discourse working itself out – the poignant, innovative and repugnant among them. So it comes as no surprise that, when you drop students into high-pressure academic settings, some 75 percent […] more »

by Dan Reimold

Student media are currently undergoing their most massive transformation since the introduction of campus newspapers in their somewhat modern form in the late 1800s. In that spirit, I recently led the DigitalEd training “Reinventing Student Media.” The session and related resource handout focuses on the steps outlets should take and the techniques and tools they […] more »

by Meg Dalton

How can established media and tech companies foster innovation from within large organizations? That was the focus of our second annual Collab/Space New York workshop this past Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The workshop was sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and hosted by the Ford Foundation. Below is a quick Storify recap of […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Two new reports released recently by the American Press Institute dissect and discuss the best practices for innovation within news organizations and ways to institute a “culture-based strategy” to create and encourage innovation. But what exactly is “innovation?” The definition has become a very loose one within the journalism community. “I think most legacy news operations […] more »

by Cindy Royal

Innovation took the stage at the 16th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) April 17-18 in Austin, Texas. ISOJ has a long-standing reputation for bringing together the best and brightest of digital media professionals and scholars. Led by the force of nature that is Rosental Alves, this conference has become known for high-quality networking […] more »

by Holly Wise

After we’ve written leads and produced stories and after I’ve given lectures on media law, reporter’s privilege and the authority of the AP Stylebook, I facilitate in my classrooms what I believe to be one of the most important discussions of our semester. Why are we storytellers? We know what we’re doing and we’re learning […] more »