Journalism 2.0
How to survive and thrive in the digital age

This blog is a companion to the book I have written. It will teach current (and future) journalists the skills they need to do better journalism with the help of digital technology. More information about the book.

 

Mizzou project hopes to revolutionize journalism

You know when academia is using words like “revolutionize,” there is a serious appetite for change. This is good:

Projects to Revolutionize Journalism Worldwide Unveiled on MU Website

The University of Missouri will officially dedicate the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) in September with the goal of improving journalism around the globe. ... RJI projects address current problems in journalism to find solutions that can be applied worldwide. Professional journalists and researchers, interested citizens and students can access the site and provide ideas, participate in forums, and use research and media tools.

But these are times of hyperbole, so I’ll withold my judgment (but not my hope) that this project will lead to the kind of rapid and substantial change needed in the news business today. The RJI Web site can be found here: http://rji.missouri.edu/

And speaking of hyperbole, did you miss that “The Most Advanced News Site on the Planet” launched this week.

 

 

Posted by MarkBriggs on Thursday, February 21, 2008
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