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Will tablets save print media? RJI survey results indicate its too soon to tell

Source Tess Jewell Larsen on May 22, 2011 0 Comments
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Many have asked if the iPad and other tablets will save the print industry. While it's too soon to tell what will happen to the print industry, we can measure how mobile media is affecting us.

RJI links

By Brian Steffens on May 19, 2011 0 Comments Blogs

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Did your workweek get away from you? Anxious or afraid you missed something you should know? RJI shares links to hot-topic web posts of interest to those immersed in journalism innovation and transition.

RJI links

By Brian Steffens on May 18, 2011 0 Comments Blogs

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Did your workweek get away from you? Anxious or afraid you missed something you should know? RJI shares links to hot-topic web posts of interest to those immersed in journalism innovation and transition.

RJI study shows iPad's influence on print industry

Source Les Echos on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
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A device "revolutionary and magical" by presenting the iPad January 27, 2010, Apple has not hesitated to use big words. A year after its launch on April 3 has the famous touch pad has kept its promises?

Roger Fidler predicts iPad-like devices will be ubiquitous worldwide by 2021

Source Poynter on May 9, 2011 0 Comments
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Roger Fidler correctly predicted the existence of E-Readers and tablets back in 1994. Now he shares his predictions for the future of tablets and what technological advancements he didn't see coming.

RJI's and DPA's Roger Fidler's very early predictions-come-(more or less)-true

Source Gawker on April 24, 2011 0 Comments
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In 1994 Roger Fidler predicted the existence of E-Readers and iPad. The video imagines a world in which people carry around portable computing devices that will "weigh under two pounds," have a display "comparable to ink on paper," and will be able to "blend text, video, audio and graphics." Oh — and the prototype demo looks exactly like an iPad.

RJInnovation Week 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011 - Friday, April 29, 2011 Events
RJInnovation Week

Monday: Center for the Digital Globe Conference

Tuesday: Digital Publishing Alliance Meeting/Symposium

Wednesday & Thursday: Opportunites and early lessons --  from the Reynolds Fellows

Thursday & Friday: Fellows Research and Reunion

New York Times paywall dangles Apple iPad offer

Source eWeek on April 17, 2011 0 Comments
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Starting March 28, Times readers in the United States will have free access to 20 articles per month. Anything beyond that will involve a series of payments: $15 per month for access to the NYTimes.com Website and smartphone application, $20 per month for online access plus a tablet application, and $35 per month for the combined online, smartphone and tablet options.

ASNE Friday notes & highlights

By Brian Steffens on April 8, 2011 0 Comments Blogs

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San Diego – ALERT !!!

“In two years mobile will be the main conduit for delivering the news.” Tom Kenney, president of Verve Wireless. This is something Reynolds Fellow Clyde Bentley told us more than a year ago. Have we been listening?

SXSW random notes

By Brian Steffens on March 15, 2011 0 Comments Blogs

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Tips, notes and comments heard around SXSWi …

Most games are purchased, not free. … “Free games are laden with incentives to purchase (to get more features).” … Games drive a compulsion to spend/buy. … You need very low friction to grab payments.

SXSW: Flash vs. HTML5

By Brian Steffens on March 12, 2011 0 Comments Blogs

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A few panels, sessions on Flash vs. HTML5 today. From the “experts.”

Flash is a resource hog. Flash crashes more often than it should. Flash doesn’t work on iPhones nor iPads. Flash sucks up your CPU. Flash doesn’t register on Google’s SEO results pages. You can’t bookmark a “page” within a Flash production. Flash works only on the very high end cellphones. Flash is dead.

Free iPad app Zite uses Twitter to personalize news sites

Source USA Today on March 9, 2011 0 Comments
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Zite, a start-up that makes its debut today, is keenly aware, and has come up with an iPad app that offers personalized content based on the reader's Twitter activity, according to its founder.

Introducing Zite, the iPad’s Smartest Magazine Yet

Source Mashable on March 9, 2011 0 Comments
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Watch out, Flipboard. As of Wednesday, you have some serious competition: a free app called Zite that is constantly learning what you like to read on the iPad and creating a magazine finely tailored to your needs.

iPads: The Creative Process In Process

Monday, March 7, 2011 Events

Join the most innovative magazine pros in the U.S. as they reveal how they create content for the iPad.

iPads and the clones that are hitting the market are a game changer for magazines - and the entire publishing industry. In the midst of this digital upheaval, iPads: The Creative Process In Process will bring together editors, designers, tech and visual thinkers for a day-long conference that will explore how to adapt and generate original content for this ground-breaking device.

Will the iPad save print?

Source American Journalism Review on February 28, 2011 0 Comments
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As iPad sightings become commonplace, and as the habits of early adopters are scrutinized for clues about the influence tablet technology will have on consumer choices, the news industry is wondering -- desperately and obsessively -- whether tablets will save newspapers and magazines, or just pound a few more nails into the coffin.

The future of archives in a digital age - Videos

By RJI on February 26, 2011 0 Comments News

Print for the People hosted, "The Future of Archives in a Digital Age," on February 24–25, 2011, with keynote addresses by Robert Darnton, Director of the University Library at Harvard, and William Ferris, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Watch the conference here.

Random notes: SNPA/SNA/Inland digital summit

By Brian Steffens on February 22, 2011 0 Comments Blogs

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More from this week’s MultiMedia Summit for Key Executives:

Sales guru Mike Blinder: “If we don’t do it (serve small businesses-SMBs), someone else will.”

“SMBs are not tech savvy and they resent geek speak. Half of SMBs hate their website” (if they have one at all).

“The average retailer is approached 22 times a month, and talks to just two — you need to be one of those two.”

“It’s all about them (the advertisers), not you.”