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We the Tweeters: MU tech, analyst teams try to make sense of first debate results, address problem spots

By Jennifer Nelson on October 5, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

The first Twitter presidential debate analysis from the Oct. 3 debate was truly a learning experience for the University of Missouri and Reynolds Journalism Institute analysis team.

We the Tweeters: Newspapers delve into analysis reports

By Jennifer Nelson on October 5, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

A record 10.3 million tweets were made across the nation during the first 2012 presidential debate Oct. 3., between Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

SNPA 2012: We're not dead yet

By Brian Steffens on October 4, 2012 1 Comment Blogs

Newspapers lead the way in driving purchases, in coupons, and in the spending levels of their audiences. When combining print and digital audiences, newspapers have 59% of the coveted 18-49 year old audience.

We the Tweeters

By RJI on October 4, 2012 0 Comments News

A team of researchers with the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri examines how viewers throughout the nation respond in real time via Twitter to the presidential candidates and their performances during the first presidential debate. Social media such as Twitter now allow citizens to more fully engage with televised political events, such as the presidential debates, and be active participants in the political dialogue by responding to the candidates’ messages and also interacting with other citizens.

Newspaper publishers optimistic about future…but

Source Grumpy Editor on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

While newspaper publishers are optimistic about the future and digital platforms, more than 40 percent see declining staffs as a serious threat, finds a survey from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, notes Grumpy Editor.

MU professors to use Twitter to “let voices be heard,” analyze responses to presidential debates

By Jennifer Nelson on October 3, 2012 0 Comments News

University of Missouri professors Mitchell S. McKinney and J. Brian Houston want U.S. citizens’ voices to be heard in the upcoming presidential debates.

Newspaper publishers optimistic about the future, RJI survey shows

Source Newsroom America on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In the largest survey of its kind, Michael Jenner, the Houston Harte Endowed Chair at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU, found that nearly two-thirds of responding publishers expressed optimism for the future, while only 4 percent of respondents were not optimistic about the industry.

Two-thirds of newspaper publishers optimistic about the future

Source ASNE on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In the largest survey of its kind, nearly two-thirds of responding publishers expressed optimism about the future of the newspaper industry.

Report: Users have emotional responses to news apps

Source Fierce Developer on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Paul Bolls, research, advertising, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

According to the study, media consumers can be divided into two camps: those that seek rewards (like Pavlov's dog) and those that avoid threats.

Frank Denton: Readers suggest, and we deliver

Source Florida Times Union on September 29, 2012 0 Comments

You care about your community. And you care about your state and — especially — about your country.

RJI links 9.28.12 - Update from SNPA 2012

By Brian Steffens on September 28, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Reynolds Fellow and presidential debates expert believes election may hinge on 2012 debates

By RJI on September 26, 2012 0 Comments News

With polls showing presidential candidates Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney locked in a tight race, many are predicting that the first presidential debate on Oct. 3 could be a turning point in the election.

RJI links 9.21.12

By Brian Steffens on September 21, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Smartphone news readers are driven by psychological rewards

Source Poynter on September 19, 2012 0 Comments
Paul Bolls, research, advertising, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

A study by the Reynolds Journalism Institute and HCD Research compared people’s media use patterns to their fundamental psychological motivations (seeking rewards vs. avoiding threats).

Block by Block 2012 - Recaps From Around the Web

By RJI on September 18, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

A collection of recaps of Block by Block 2012 posted by attendees.

National media study reveals need to optimize online news content in response to consumers’ motivational tendencies

By RJI on September 18, 2012 0 Comments News

The results of a national media study revealed that adults who are motivated to seek out rewards rather than avoid threats are more likely to use mobile media platforms to access local and national news compared to adults who are more concerned with avoiding threats than seeking out rewards.

Study reveals need to optimize online news content in response to consumers’ motivational tendencies

Source Red Orbit on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Paul Bolls, research, advertising, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The results of a national media study revealed that adults who are motivated to seek out rewards rather than avoid threats are more likely to use mobile media platforms to access local and national news compared to adults who are more concerned with avoiding threats than seeking out rewards.

Two-thirds of newspaper publishers optimistic about the future

By Michael M. Jenner on September 15, 2012 0 Comments News

Sixty percent do not foresee a digital-only future

Study finds publishers still optimistic

Source eMissourian on September 15, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at the Missouri School of Journalism is devoted to exploring new ideas, experiments and research that will improve and sustain journalism. In a just completed survey of publishers of U.S. dailies, nearly two-thirds remain optimistic about the future of newspapers

RJI links 9.14.12 - Update from LMA 2012

By Brian Steffens on September 14, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs