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Could tablets change the afternoon news cycle?

By RJI on July 9, 2012 0 Comments

For news organizations, the Apple iPad and comparable tablets appear to be becoming a real alternative to printing presses, televisions and radios, but they may also start changing when newspapers update content. As part of the third installment from the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Media News Consumption Survey, researchers confirmed that owners of large media tablets tend to spend more time consuming news than those who don’t own them and they do so while relaxing at home after work.

Kansas City Digital Storytelling Forum - Recorded Sessions

By RJI on June 29, 2012 2 Comments Ideas
Kansas City Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling is a robust industry in our region of the Midwest. It is an industry poised for even greater growth in the near future. On June 21st, KCSourcelink hosted the Kansas City Digital Storytelling Forum with support from Hallmark Cards, the University of Missouri’s Media of the Future program, The Mid-America Regional Council, the Full Employment Council, the Reynolds Journalism Institute and several other program partners.

17 tips on how to optimize your news website

By RJI on June 27, 2012 0 Comments Ideas

To increase usability to retain more visitors, as well as longer and more in-depth visits.

▶ Leads to a higher profit—the longer a visitor stays, the more pages they visit.
▶ More page views & higher impressions lead to higher ad income.

To make the site cleaner and easier to use to encourage users to browse the site.

▶ Decreases the bounce rate.
▶ Increases the number of return visitors, length of the average visit & profits.

Summary: What Are Owners Doing with Their Mobile Media Devices?

By RJI on June 19, 2012 0 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, young adults are seriously interested in consuming news provided by news organizations if they can get it on their mobile media devices.

ASNE Names Arnie Robbins New Executive Director

By RJI on June 11, 2012 0 Comments

Arnie Robbins, the former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will become executive director of the American Society of News Editors.

"We are overjoyed to have such a distinguished news executive and champion of innovation join ASNE at this pivotal moment in our history," said ASNE President Susan Goldberg. "Arnie is an experienced and gifted leader, administrator and journalist who can help us build partnerships as we reinvigorate this important organization."

Intersection program recognized by Missouri Broadcasters Association

By RJI on June 8, 2012 0 Comments Experiments
photo of award

The program, which is a co-production of KBIA/91.3 FM and the Reynolds Journalism Institute, received a Certificate of Merit in the Special Programs category for medium market radio stations.

Summary: Who Uses Mobile Media Devices?

By RJI on June 4, 2012 1 Comment

Two-thirds of U.S. adults use at least one mobile media device in their daily lives. Roger Fidler’s recent research aims to answer questions about this use: what people are the most likely to consume news on a mobile device, and what devices do they use?

Student Winners Demo Product at Hearst Headquarters

By RJI on May 25, 2012 0 Comments Ideas
RJI 2012 Hearst Interactive Media Student Competition: Analytics & New Revenues

Team Scope, winners of the 2012 Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Competition, demonstrated their story recommendation engine and self-service advertising network this week to newspaper, television, magazine and digital media executives at Hearst Tower in New York.

RJInnovation Week Videos

By RJI on May 9, 2012 0 Comments Ideas Experiments Research
RJInnovation Week

Watch the full sessions from RJInnovation Week

RJI-DPA Tablet Research Project

The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) is conducting a multi-year study to gain a better understanding of how owners of Apple iPads and similar media tablets use these mobile devices in their daily lives and how their use of media tablets may influence the future of journalism and the news media.

Local News/Ad Widget Wins 2012 RJI Hearst Student Competition

By RJI on April 25, 2012 0 Comments Experiments
RJI Student Competition

One MBA candidate, two IT undergrads and four journalism students from the University of Missouri have won the 2012 RJI Student Competition with a widget that gives local advertisers a self-service network to blend their messages with highly-sought and personalized news content on Hearst newspaper websites.

TEDxMU makes inaugural appearance at RJI

By RJI on April 24, 2012 0 Comments Ideas

On April 14, 2012, RJI played host to TEDxMU, the Mizzou campus’ first independently organized version of TED, the global set of conferences formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading." Featuring a diverse lineup of speakers, the day-long event offered a spectrum of topics that were selected from more than 60 prospective presenters.

Reynolds Journalism Institute names Randy Picht, of the Associated Press, as executive director

By RJI on April 13, 2012 3 Comments Ideas
Randy Picht, RJI Executive Director

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism has named Randy Picht as its executive director. Picht will be the second executive director for the institute, which was created in 2004 with a $31 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. He succeeds Pam Johnson, who retired at the end of 2011.

Keith Politte talks TEDx

By RJI on April 12, 2012 0 Comments

RJI's Keith Politte talks with Sarah Hill on U_News about the TEDx event

Reynolds Fellow, HCD Research partner to improve how digital news and advertising engages natural brain processes for better retention and understanding

By RJI on April 10, 2012 0 Comments Experiments
Donald W. Reynolds Fellows, 2011-2012

RJI has partnered with HCD Research to conduct studies that will enable advertisers and publishers to design digital advertising campaigns and news media websites that are more effective at communicating their messages to their target audiences.

Editor & Publisher names Will Sullivan as one of the 25 Under 35

By RJI on April 10, 2012 0 Comments Ideas

Every year Editor & Publisher selects 25 rising stars in journalism under the age of 35.

The Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Photography Center to host annual POYi program

By RJI on April 6, 2012 0 Comments
POYi, Pictures of the Year International, RJI

POYi, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Photography Center have partnered together to host the 2012 Pictures of the Year International awards ceremony.

Total and minority newsroom employment declines in 2011, but loss continues to stabilize

By RJI on April 4, 2012 1 Comment Research

Total newsroom employment at daily newspapers declined by 2.4 percent in 2011, while the loss in minority newsroom positions was 5.7 percent, according to a census released today by the American Society of News Editors and the RJI Insight and Survey Center at the Missouri School of Journalism.

ASNE moves to University of Missouri in new partnership

By RJI on April 3, 2012 0 Comments Ideas
ASNE, Reynolds Journalism Institute, University of Missouri School of Journalism

The nation’s premier organization for journalism leaders and one of the world’s leading institutions for journalism education and innovation are joining forces. The American Society of News Editors and the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism today announced a new partnership, including plans to move ASNE’s headquarters to the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute on the university’s Columbia, Mo., campus.

Reynolds Fellow debuts social media classified ad platform at Silicon Valley Launch Festival

By RJI on March 8, 2012 2 Comments Experiments

Peter Meng, 2011-2012 fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri School of Journalism has developed a digital classified ad platform that incorporates social media to help newspapers win back classified advertising from other online sources. It is estimated that recent digital disruption of conventional classified advertising has cost traditional news organizations billions in lost revenues. Meng believes is platform will create a new, steady stream of revenue for news operations.