Student Innovation Showcase

New to Journalism Interactive 2015

The J/i 2015 planning committee is now accepting proposals from faculty who wish to bring a student or team of students to the Journalism Interactive 2015 conference to present an innovative project or research they carried out during the 2014-2015 school year. One faculty member and up to three students on participating teams will receive free registration to the 2015 conference if selected to participate in the Student Innovation Showcase.

The showcase gives faculty a chance to reward student achievement by allowing them to present to a broad audience of professionals, faculty and other students.

We anticipate the result will be an open and engaging method of learning from one another.

Guidelines & Application

EXTENDED application deadline: Feb. 6, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Tell us about your innovation. Are students collaborating on an innovative journalism project? Perhaps they’re experimenting with wearables, creating a prototype for a new method of content distribution or using social, mobile or big data tools to inform, engage and help them better understand a particular audience.


  • A faculty member or administrator must submit a project on behalf of the students prior to 5 pm. on February 6, 2015.
  • The project should be one that was started in the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • The Convergence Journalism faculty at Missouri and the Futures Lab staff at the Reynolds Journalism Institute will select presenters representing a diverse group of high-quality, innovative, student-driven projects.
  • Winning submissions will be notified by Feb. 14, 2015.
  • One faculty member and up to three students on participating teams will receive free registration to the J/i 2015 conference. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

For more information contact: Mike McKean, Asssociate Professor Convergence Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism and Futures Lab Director at the Reynolds Journalism Institute – or 573-882-3434.


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