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New Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellows include entrepreneurs, journalists

Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri

The just announced 2010-2011 class of Donald W. Reynolds Fellows includes “entrepreneurs, digital game and Smartphone developers, and leaders in civic and print journalism,” according to the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.

The fellows spend an academic year at the institute developing “new ways to gather, process and deliver news, information and advertising.” This year’s fellows and their projects are:

  • David Cohn, director of Spot.us. 
    Community Funded Reporting
  • Anne Derryberry, news editor and columnist at Learning Solutions Magazine.
    The Wire: A 2.0 Ecosystem for Journalism
  • David Herzog, associate professor of print and digital news at the Missouri School of Journalism. 
    Open Missouri
  • Joy Mayer, associate professor of print and digital news at the Missouri School of Journalism.
    Ditch the lecture. Join the conversation.
  • Lisa Skube, vice president of strategy for Pop Art. 
    Reconstitution of news prepares for Web 3.0
  • Will Sullivan, interactive director at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
    Mobile Development Opportunities

Fellow David Cohn will present at a free Reynolds Center workshop on Sept. 1 in San Francisco called, “Engage Your Community to Power Your Business Coverage.” He will be joined by John A. Byrne, former editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek.com, and Robin J. Phillips, Web managing editor of BusinessJournalism.org. This half-day session, hosted by MarketWatch, will give business journalists a clearer picture of the importance of community and expose them to tools and tactics for learning from their communities. Participants are urged to bring ideas or projects they are working on so that the presenters can explore ways to engage their community. To sign up, click here.

About the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute engages media professionals, scholars and citizens in programs aimed at improving the practice and understanding of journalism. Part of the Missouri School of Journalism, RJI collaborates with news and technology companies, professional associations, foundations and individuals to generate and test innovative models and technologies for journalism and advertising. Six Donald W. Reynolds Fellows spend an academic year at RJI, working with Missouri faculty and students and RJI staff to develop new ways to gather, process and deliver news, information and advertising. RJI was launched in 2004 with an initial $31 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. In 2009, the Foundation awarded the Institute an additional $15 million for operating support.

About The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, it is one of the largest private foundations in the United States. It also funds the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University, which produces BusinessJournalism.org.

About the Author

The Reynolds Center, created through generous grants from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas and operated by ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is dedicated to improving the quality of business and economics coverage through training programs for business reporters and editors.

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