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Credibility of mainstream news media fares better among mobile media users

By Roger Fidler on October 21, 2014 0 Comments News
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

Mobile media users are more likely than nonusers to give higher credibility rankings to national newspapers and most other mainstream news media. They also tend to place greater importance on getting news every day and on the source of news.

Futures Lab update #79: Ideas for using Vine and Snapchat

By Rachel Wise, Reuben Stern on October 15, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How is Mashable generating revenue with 6-second videos? And how is The Washington Post using disappearing images to make people sound smarter?

Q&A with Jim Bankoff: Building collaboration, technology and products at Vox Media

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on October 8, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

"In our company we try to have three seats at the table that incorporates the people who are the storytellers, the people who have to make money to support the organization and then the people who are technologists and product innovators. It's really the synthesis and the harmony that defines our culture."

Futures Lab update #77: Digital insights from the ONA14 conference in Chicago

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on October 1, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What tech trends are likely to affect journalism in the coming years? And are you focusing enough on audience behaviors?

Futures Lab update #75: Social platforms Yo and GoPop

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on September 17, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Could a single two-letter word be used to convey news? And what if a platform combined features of Snapchat, Vine and Instagram?

Larger screens on new iPhones should make reading news content more appealing

By Roger Fidler on September 9, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
iPhone 6

I’m willing to wager that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduced today will give a boost to news organizations as well as Apple. Samsung has already demonstrated that there’s a market for so-called “phablets.” The addition of Apple’s strong brand is certain to validate this marriage of smartphones and mini tablets.

Futures Lab update #73: Text to audio; and WNYC's personalized playlists

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on September 2, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Are audio versions of text stories another potential revenue stream? And how did WNYC's mobile app incorporate personalized playlists?

Futures Lab update #72: Making sharable content at BuzzFeed

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on August 26, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

Why are social shares more important than page views? And how did online quizzes take off?

Futures Lab update #71: Digital strategy at New York Public Radio

By Reuben Stern, Rachel Wise on August 19, 2014 1 Comment Blogs

What drives a successful digital strategy? Some ideas from New York Public Radio.

Tablets tend to boost news consumption on smartphones and likelihood of paying for mobile news content

By Roger Fidler on August 19, 2014 0 Comments News
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

Smartphone owners who also have tablets are much more likely to use their smartphones for consuming news organization content than those who do not have tablets, according to the latest mobile media survey from RJI.

Futures Lab update #68: Rethinking the story mix and training citizen videographers

By Reuben Stern on July 22, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How is Witness helping citizens capture better video? And how does Ozy's content attract a different kind of audience?

Seniors more likely to read news on tablets, size appeals to all ages for leisure reading and watching videos

By Roger Fidler on July 17, 2014 1 Comment News
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

Both tablets and smartphones are used by a majority of owners for keeping up with the news, but tablets are used for news by a much higher percentage of owners aged 55 or older than by those aged 18-34.

Futures Lab update #67: News tailored for younger audiences

By Reuben Stern on July 15, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

What does it take to get young people interested in serious news? And is it really true that they're not interested already?

Futures Lab update #66: Public radio via Internet devices

By Reuben Stern on July 1, 2014 0 Comments Blogs

How is public radio moving away from radio? And could an audio clip ever go viral?

Nearly all large tablet owners also use smartphones

By Roger Fidler on June 30, 2014 0 Comments News
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

The pairing of large tablets with smartphones has important implications for news organizations. Nearly 9 in 10 large tablet owners also use smartphones according to the latest mobile media survey from RJI. Only 4 in 10 smartphone owners said they also used large tablets.

Futures Lab update #65: Multimedia reporting with mobile devices

What kind of multimedia journalism is really possible using only mobile devices? And what could make the quality better?

RJI in your inbox

By RJI on June 24, 2014 0 Comments Blogs
RJI newsletters

Welcome to RJI’s new newsletter system. We’re implementing a new management system in July that will allow you to subscribe to one or more of our newsletters and updates based on your interests.

Futures Lab update #63: Hacking the Future of Journalism

What media innovations could a roomful of journalists and programmers build in 37 hours? Take a look.

Women use smartphones more than men to read news found within social media

By RJI on May 28, 2014 0 Comments News
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

Women are much more likely than men to read news stories found within social media on their smartphones according to the latest mobile media survey from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI).

Majority of smartphone owners are now routinely using news apps

By Roger Fidler on May 22, 2014 0 Comments News
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

More than 6 in 10 smartphone owners are now routinely using news apps on their smartphones according to the latest Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) mobile media survey. Nearly 3 in 10 are using smartphone news apps branded by newspapers.