Center for the Digital Globe Symposium 2013
Business Models in a Digital Age
Friday, April 26, 2013
Location: Fred W. Smith Forum Room (2nd floor), Reynolds Journalism Institute - MU Campus
(All events are free and open to the public.)
The day’s events began with welcome and opening remarks by Randall Smith, Reynolds Endowed Chair of Business Journalism, Missouri School of Journalism and Antonie Stam, Leggett & Platt Distinguished Professor of Information Systems, Trulaske College of Business. Six entrepreneurial project presentations followed. The project sessions were judged by a distinguished panel of three: Rob Eshman, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of TRIBE Media,
Elizabeth Keck, Senior Director of Sustainability for Walmart and
Les Borgmeyer, Vice President of Sales for Columbia Daily Tribune/Tribune Publishing Company.
The six entrepreneurial project sessions were followed by a final session to announce the winning teams. The projects were:
Project 1: ANDAC - Connie Farrow, Project Manager of American Newspaper Digital Access Corporation: Monetization of Digitized Content.
Project 2: Next Avenue - Judy Diaz, President
Project 3: AP (Associated Press) - Francesco Marconi, Strategy Analyst: Strategy & Digital Products
Project 4: MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) - Chris Worthington, Managing Director, Regional News
Project 5: Treepple - Glen Cameron, Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research
Project 6: Nation Media Group - Olga Arara-Kimani, General Manager: Business Development
Monday, April 23 thru Friday, April 27, 2012
Location: Reynolds Journalism Institute - MU Campus
(All events are free and open to the public.)
The week's discussions included new opportunities in social media for news and advertising, application development and digital design to improve how users engage, and understanding and retaining information. Insights were shared on segmenting advertisers and media products and readers to better serve readers and advertisers. Research was shared on modeling bundling pricing for news delivery on various platforms, news usage on tablets, updates on paid content initiatives, broadband reach into rural areas and business and marketing plans for several media operations. At the end of the week, Orlando (FL) Sentinel Editor Mark Russell moderated an election year discussion with input from Major Garrett (the National Journal), Jake Wagman (political reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch) and Darrel Rowland (public affairs editor of the Columbia (OH) Dispatch).
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
Fred W. Smith Forum Room, Reynolds Journalism Institute (2nd Floor)
Umar Cheema, an award-winning investigative journalist from Pakistan, spoke at the
Reynolds Journalism Institute on Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m. Umar is known for his bravery
in the face of adversity. Heralded by The New York Times for his work, Cheema has regularly faced
threats. In honor of his work, he received the International Free Speech Award at Syracuse University in April 2011.
Last September, Cheema was abducted in the early morning hours and tortured by masked men. He was
told not to speak about the incident or face death. After his release, Cheema immediately went on
television to tell his story. An article in The New York Times paid tribute to Cheema, saying he took
the biggest risk of his career: “He has done all Pakistanis a favor by refusing to be intimidated.” This
was not the first attack. A car ran over him on the dark night of December, 2004, causing multiple fractures
and keeping him in bed for six months.
Cheema works for The News, the largest English-language daily newspaper in Pakistan. He has broken
stories on important political developments, exposed relationships between the security agencies and the private
militia, and called into question the sitting government. Too, he has written about the conflicts within the
Pakistan army and its intelligence agencies. In 2008, he was the only Pakistani journalist selected for two
awards: the Daniel Pearl Fellowship and Britain’s Chevening Scholarship. During his Daniel Pearl Fellowship,
he received on-the-job training at The New York Times. He has a master’s degree in Conflict Studies from the
London School of Economics.
Cheema’s talk was sponsored by the Center for the Digital Globe.
Umar Cheema has written a moving article in The New York Times about the death of a colleague.
Video of the Umar Cheema Presentation
Student Event: RJI Android Student Competition
November 30 and December 8, 2010
The 4th Annual RJI Student Competition builds upon its past success and takes it up another several notches this year by targeting Android, Google's mobile operating system. Android development offers you the opportunity to add yet another skill set into your career toolbox.
This year we have three (!) technology partners to enable student teams to dream BIG: Adobe, Google and Sprint. We are thrilled to announce that our media partner this year will again be Hearst Innovation, the company's internal unit charged with fostering innovation across broadcast, newspaper, magazine and digital brands. We anticipate a larger focus on strategic communication this year.
Two events to mark on your calendars:
Competition Information and Team Building Speed Dating Event
Tuesday, November 30 6:00 p.m.
Fred W. Smith Forum, RJI room 200
Curious about if the competition is something you'd like to try? Wanting to compete in this year's competition but you are still looking for team members? This is the event for you.
Presentation of this year's challenges by Hearst Innovation
Wednesday, December 8 6:00 p.m.
Location: Room 200, Reynolds Journlism Institute
(You will be required to sign an NDA to attend)
This event will unveil the challenges offered up by Hearst employees for this year's competition. These proposed project areas represent the collective innovation thoughts and ideas from one of the world's leading media companies. This event is an unmatched opportunity to get an inside peak at where the industry is prospectively headed.
Keith Politte, J.D.
Manager, Technology Testing Center
Reynolds Journalism Institute
Missouri School of Journalism
040 Walter Williams Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211
David Crane Presentation: Diamonds, Guns and Thugs
November 11, 2010
Open Reception at 6:00 p.m., Room 100A Reynolds Journalism Institute
Presentation at 7:00 p.m., Fred W. Smith Forum Room, Reynolds Journalism Institute (2nd Floor)
Blood Diamonds Prosecutor David Crane spoke at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 11th in the Fred W. Smith Forum Room of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. A reception was held prior to his presentation.
David M. Crane was appointed a professor of practice at Syracuse University College of Law in the summer of 2006. Prior to that time he was a distinguished
visiting professor for the 2005 academic year. From 2002-2005 he was the founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, an international war crimes tribunal, appointed to that position by the Secretary
General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, on 19 April, 2002. Among those he indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity was the President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, the first sitting African head of state in
history to be indicted for such international crimes. Professor Crane served over 30 years in the federal government of the United States. Appointed to the Senior Executive Service of the United States in 1997, Mr. Crane
held numerous key managerial positions during his three decades of public service prior to his tribunal appointment. Professor Crane holds a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University, a Masters of Arts Degree in African
Studies and a Bachelor of General Studies in History, Summa Cum Laude, from Ohio University. Prior to his departure from West Africa in 2005, Professor Crane was made an honorary Paramount Chief by the Civil Society
Organizations of Sierra Leone. For his service to humanity, Case Western Reserve University in Ohio awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in May, 2008.
Film Presentation by Dutch Director Ineke Smits: Transit Dubai
October 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m., Fred W. Smith Forum, Reynolds Journalism Institute (2nd Floor)
Dutch film director Ineke Smits showed her 2008 documentary film titled Transit Dubai followed by discussion. In addition to directing
and writing fiction and documentary films, Ineke is also a script advisor, creative producer and lecturer. Transit Dubai premiered at the
International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. It won the Audience Award at Gdansk Film Festival in 2009. The city of Dubai is a travel destination
and home for people from all over the world. Many of its inhabitants are temporary visitors from Europe, Asia, America and the Middle East. This film looks at Dubai through
the eyes of four photography students and uncovers multiple layers within this modernized and at the same time traditional society. It also shows how Western influences and
IT have changed the local culture and people.
View a full description of this event: http://cdig.missouri.edu/InekeSmits.pdf
Business, Technology and the Media: Charting a Course Through Chaos
March 15-16, 2010, Reynolds Journalism Institute
The Center for the Digital Globe, The Donald W. Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism, the Alfred Friendly Press Foundation and Reynolds Journalism Institute hosted a symposium on March 15-16, 2010 to explore cutting edge ideas for the future of media. The
invitation list included executives from Samsung and the Associated Press. Several little-known start-ups
and well-known futurists attended as well. The first day’s goal was to stir the imagination with some
excellent (and varied) presentations. The second day focused on several smaller seeded discussions that
generated some new business models and directions. View the agenda, biographies and session videos at the
Reynolds Journalism Institute web site.
Reynolds Journalism Institute Event: Interactive Panel Discussion on the Importance of Advertising Ethics
October 14, 2009, from 10:00 a.m.-Noon, Fred W. Smith Forum, Reynolds Journalism Institute
The Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Missouri School of Journalism hosted an interactive panel discussion by advertising industry leaders on the importance of advertising ethics to the business of advertising and to its professionals. View videos for this event at the RJI web site. http://rji.missouri.edu/events/stories/ad-ethics-oct/index.php
Missouri School of Journalism Centennial/Dedication Event
September 12, 2008, from 1-2:30 p.m., Jesse Auditorium
President's Roundtable: Communication for a Digital Globe Missouri School of Journalism Centennial/Dedication Event
Gary Forsee, President of the University of Missouri System, and former chairman and CEO of Sprint Nextel, hosted an interactive panel discussion on continuous technological changes in the way we communicate and the joys and challenges of living in a digital world. Russ Mitchell of CBS News moderated the discussion. Roundtable panelists were: Sue Bostrom, Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco; David Dorman, Chairman of the Board, Motorola, Inc.; Mark Hoffman, MA ’80, President, CNBC; Carol J. Loomis, BJ ’51, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine; Amy McCombs, BJ ’68, BA ’69, MA ’72, former president and CEO of Chronicle Broadcasting; Dave Senay, President and CEO, Fleishman-Hillard International Communications; Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility. This panel discussion will also be aired on several public television stations at a later date. View the full announcement and biographies at the Missouri School of Journalism web site. http://journalism.missouri.edu/news/2008/09-08-president-roundtable.html
September 8 and October 14, 2008 iPhone 3G Student Developer Contest
March 12, 2008 - Symposium on Social Networking
The Center for the Digital Globe sponsored a social networking symposium on March 12, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Wrench Auditorium (S102 Memorial Union). Rebecca
Phillips, Vice President of Social Networking at Beliefnet, discussed social networking web sites, including FaceBook and My Space. Beliefnet is an award winning religion and spirituality web site recently acquired by News Corp and launched in October, 2007. It is the largest single religion web site, with over three million regular users. Professor Paul Martin Lester, Department of Communications at
California State University-Fullerton, joined the symposium through video conference to discuss his experiences with teaching a class on the Second Life online community.
Professor Chi-Ren Shyu, MU Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering, discussed science collaboration across disciplines. He regularly teaches courses about the internet.
Professor Patricia Fry, MU School of Law, discussed legal issues. Professor Fry has served on many state and national committees and conferences on electronic commerce. She has published widely
in the field of commercial law and electronic commerce and has taught courses on sales and leases, modern payment systems, secured transactions and electronic commerce. Professor Wayne Wanta, MU
School of Journalism and Director of The Center for the Digital Globe, served as moderator for the symposium. He teaches the Center's J8052 capstone course on the impact of technological change and
globalization. In 2007, he served as President of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the largest journalism education association in the world. View our
Presenter Bios page to learn more about our speakers. Read the highlights from our symposium. Highlights from the Center for the Digital Globe symposium on Social Networking - March 12, 2008
April 18, 2007: Dr. So-Yeon Yoon - Virtual Reality Design Software Demonstration (Architectural and Interior Design Planning and Communications Software)