COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Reynolds Journalism Insitute presents RJInnovation Week April 25-29 in Columbia, Mo. RJI’s third annual end-of-the-year event will include a combination of symposiums, presentations and research from Randy Smith and the Center for the Digital Globe (CDiG), Roger Fidler and the Digital Publishing Alliance (DPA), Innovation Chair Mike Jenner and several of our current and previous Donald W. Reynolds Fellows. In addition to the innovation events, RJI will announce and welcome the 2011-2012 class of Donald W. Reynolds Fellows during Innovation Week.
MONDAY IDEAS: Business models for the future
CDiG will start off Monday with a Symposium: Solving Journalism’s Business Problems Today. Working with the following professionals, student teams will present their ideas for solving practical issues facing the industry.
Jim Kennedy, Associated Press
John Barron, The Chicago Sun-Times
Harry Wiland and Dale Bell, The Media Policy Center
Cynthia Typaldos, Kachingle
David Cohn, Reynolds Fellow and Founder of Spot.Us
The student projects will be judged by a panel consisting of: K.V. Rao, Pat Stueve, Miriam Pepper and Richard Ward.
TUESDAY EXPERIMENTS: Paid content models for the future
Tuesday’s agenda begins with a keynote by Ken Doctor, author of “Newsonomics” followed by research findings and reports from:
Mike Jenner, Houston Harte Endowed Chair, Missouri School of Journalism
Esther Thorson, Director of Research, RJI
Iris Chyi, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Murali Mantrala, Professor of Marketing, Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri
Conan Gallaty, Digital Director, WEHCO Media
Andy Waters, General Manager, Columbia Daily Tribune
Alan English, Executive Editor, Augusta Chronicle
Jason Collington, Online Editor, Tulsa World
The day will conclude with iPad survey results from Roger Fidler and Adam Maksl on behalf of the Digital Publishing Alliance.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
RESEARCH: Opportunities and early lessons –
from the Donald W. Reynolds Fellows
Wednesday morning, 2008-2009 Reynolds Fellow Bill Densmore will give a final presentation of his continued project: “From Paper to Persona: A Research/Next Steps Discussion.”
Following Densmore’s presentation, come celebrate the launch of RJI’s new and improved rjionline.org with a reception in 200-A, Lambert Seminar Room. Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, the current Reynolds Fellows will give presentations on the projects they’ve been working on this year. The 2010-2011 class of Fellows and their projects are:
David Cohn – Community Funded Reporting
Anne Derryberry – noozYou and noozYou Lab
David Herzog – Open Missouri
Joy Mayer – Ditch the Lecture. Join the Conversation.
Lisa Skube – Web 3.0 News Innovators Collaboration Platform
Will Sullivan – Mobile: Future Opportunities
The lunch session on Thursday will be a Youth and Young Adult (YAYA) Research Update from former Fellows Stephanie Padgett and Margaret Duffy.
SOLUTIONS: Pathways to solutions with past Fellows
The last day of the event will include a panel discussion of past Fellows to hear about their experiences and success achieved since their Fellowships with RJI. Returning Fellows include : Jacqui Banaszynski, Clyde Bentley, Bill Densmore, Mike Fancher, Michele McLellan, Jen Reeves and Michael Skoler.
All sessions are open to the public, for a complete agenda click here.
The event will be available via live stream, watch at www.rjionline.org/tv.