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.