The Institute for New Media Studies is a center for creation, innovation, and examination of content and messages and the effects of new media technologies and techniques on forms and functions. The goal is the imagining and testing of innovative forms, development of new knowledge about functions, and generation of greater understanding of the impacts of these changes in the media landscape.
On Jan. 1, 2011, the INMS and Minnesota Journalism Center merged. The result is a new, dynamic and innovative Minnesota Journalism Center that focuses on helping media organizations adapt to the ever-evolving media landscapes. Log onto mjc.umn.edu to learn more.
Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership
Training newsroom and advertising staff in new media technologies.
Playing the News
A Knight Foundation grant to develop and test games for news information delivery and greater community engagement.
New Media Research Network
The network is a platform for new media researchers to connect, communicate and collaborate.
A comprehensive approach to evaluating digital story forms.
Multimedia News Producers Workshop
An annual workshop teaching skills in cutting edge storytelling technologies.
New Media Research @ UMN
An annual conference showcasing the best in new media research at the U.
New Media Research Breakfast
A breakfast meeting series showcasing innovative new media research happening at the U.
Journalists are experimenting with different presentations of online news even though there isn't a lot of research to tell them whether such storytelling techniques work with news, or if they do, how and why. Researchers Nora Paul and Kathleen Hansen tested five online versions of stories about issues involved with using ethanol for fuel.Read moreJune 15th, 2010
Nora Paul says she is not surprised by the backlash with Facebook and advised users to be extremely aware of how the systems work and what kind of information is being posted on the most popular site.
Mark your calendar for the next New Media Research @ UMN Conference on Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Murphy Hall Conference Center.Read moreMay 20th, 2010
The Institute sent out a call for grant proposals to support new media research during the 2010 academic year. The research proposals needed to address some aspect of changes in new media technology, media consumption, or the impact of new technologies on storytelling and communications. Out of 20 proposals submitted, eight were funded.Read moreMarch 10th, 2010
Nora Paul will join Anthony DeBarros of USA Today, Laura Frank, Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network, Mark Horvit with IRE and NICAR, and Brant Houston of the University of Illinois in a talk about what computer assisted reporting-based investigations (CAR) are being missed. This roundtable discussion will not only look at what may be missed, but also how to discover those stories.
NICAR will be hosted by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University on March 11-14.Read moreMarch 2nd, 2010
Journalists have a richer array of media available to use in storytelling than ever before. Is a complex story best told in 18 inches of well-crafted text or might an interactive graphic that lets people visually explore the story be more effective? Nora Paul will explore the vast array of multimedia and design tools at journalists disposal March 18 at 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management.Read moreMarch 2nd, 2010