Reynolds Journalism Institute

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RJI: An ethical checklist for robot journalism

by Tom Kent News organizations are experimenting increasingly with robot journalism, using computer programs to transform data into news stories or news stories into multimedia presentations. Most uses of robot journalism have been for fairly formulaic situations: company earnings reports, stock market summaries, earthquake alerts and youth sports stories. But inevitably, news companies will be … Continue reading

RJI: Understanding patterns media use among young adults

By Reynolds Journalism Institute During her 2014-2015 Reynolds Fellowship, Mary Grigsby, a professor of rural sociology at the University of Missouri, is qualitatively examining young careerists’ changing media behaviors and how their motivations and preferences will influence current and future news products and services. She presented preliminary findings at the Missouri/Kansas Associated Press Publishers and … Continue reading

RJI: Newsrooms using Web metrics to evaluate staff, guide editorial decisions

by Reynolds Journalism Institute Web metrics are in widespread use in U.S. newsrooms, and are being used by some newsrooms in evaluating the performance of editors and reporters, a survey of top editors has found. In a survey conducted among 114 members of the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) last year, one in five … Continue reading

RJI collaborates with Mather Economics and Inland Press Association to revamp newspaper cost and revenue study

Now more than ever news leaders need to understand the financial planning process and how to do it as efficiently and effectively as possible. Being able to compare financial data with other newspapers of similar size helps news leaders “manage their operation and optimize their performance,” says Tom Slaughter, executive director of Inland Press Association. … Continue reading

RJI: Tips for creating tablet apps to reach younger audience

Creating a tablet application for your news organization is challenging but doable. Be ready to admit your failures and build on them, said digital media guru Doug Bennett. “When you’re in digital you have to recognize that there’s no recipe for success because you’re always experimenting and trying new things,” he said. Bennett is the … Continue reading

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute works with citizens, journalists and researchers to strengthen democracy through better journalism.  RJI seeks out the most exciting new ideas, tests them with real-world experiments, uses social science research to assess their effectiveness and delivers solutions  that citizens and journalists can put to use in their own communities.

Aston Martin DB10

Production will be strictly limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and highly skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters.

Architect Oscar Niemeyer

"My work is not about form follows function, but form follows beauty or, even better, form follows feminine."

BACK to BASICS: Portraits

Portraits of people are one of the first elements of the photography used in newspapers.

Typography: x-heigh

In typography, x-heigh refers to the heigh of lower case letters without upper or lower parts when compared to capital letters...

Designer George Lois

“I always knew I was the most talented kid in the school, ” says George Lois of his time at Music and Art. “I was lucky to be exposed to the city’s best art education"...

BODY COPY

Newspaper typefaces require a higher legibility then typefaces used for other printed products. Newspaper are printed on a paper of lesser quality under high speed.

How to redesign 1

Good redesign is driven by a deep understanding of the editorial mission of the publication.

Headline on photographs

The eternal dilemma! Dilemma of all editors on the planet Earth – to put or not put the headline or any kind of type in the photo.

Design Facts

Three elements that will greatly help you to understand how readers are observing you.

Typeface: NY Times Magazine

Sunday Magazine is an expansive family of fonts for information in tiny spaces and headlines at large sizes.

Infographics

When, why and whether to use infographic. The basic fact is that infographic refresh the publication, and it contributes to originality of your product.

A well-designed publication

Everything that a well-designed publication must have...

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