The Reynolds Journalism Institute tests and demonstrates new technologies, experiments with new approaches to producing, designing and delivering news, information and advertising, and hosts conferences and workshops for the journalism industry. RJI’s work crosses diverse specialties within journalism, including media convergence, editorial content and methods, the evolution of advertising, innovation in management and the impact of new technologies. It also partners varied schools on campus such as law, computer science, marketing, education and other disciplines.

Are you stuck in a rut? Is it hard to find new story ideas? Could your storytelling use a boost?

Come learn how a different approach – solutions journalism -- can improve your work and increase your audience. That last claim is supported by industry research we’ll be happy to share.

Instead of focusing only on problems, explore how people are trying to solve them and look at their successes or failures.

You’ll discover stories you might otherwise miss. You’ll leave with new questions to ask. And you could win some financial support – up to $5,000 -- for a reporting project. If you’d like to get a sneak peek and look at our playbook, click here.

Who is this workshop for? 

TV and radio reporters, producers, photojournalists, news managers, digital journalists at broadcast outlets.

Workshop facilitator

Deborah Potter, former network correspondent and founder of NewsLab

Date & Time

Saturday, October 15, 10am to 3pm


401 S. 9th Street, Columbia Mo

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute


Free + includes lunch 

The Reynolds Journalism Institute Innovation Team is accepting pitches for partnerships in building products, tools and resources for journalism.  Have an idea that tackles a current need, gap or challenge in journalism? Do you believe in being completely transparent, whether you succeed or fail? Want to share, collaborate and be a part of building something together? We want to work with you! 

Come up with a utility journalism idea to test out in partnership with a local news source.

Utility journalism works to help communities solve problems, answer questions, and make big decisions in their lives. Ask yourself: what information or service does my local community need that local news sources could provide? Then help a local news source address this need by working with them to equitably implement your idea in your community.

Read more about the 2023 challenges, rules and timeline. 

Reynolds Journalism Institute