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RJI links 11.2.12

By Brian Steffens on November 2, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

RJI links 10.26.12 Fellow David Cohn launches Circa, atomic units of news

By Brian Steffens on October 28, 2012 1 Comment Blogs
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RJI Fellow David Cohn has launched his newest adventure. Check it out here along with other news and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

SND 2012: Optimizing news design

By Brian Steffens on October 24, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Optimizing News Design Through a Brain Science Approach

The brain is a limited capacity processor. Design of news and advertising needs to be brain friendly: simple, direct, organized, uncluttered.

Highlights from the Annual Publishers' Confidence Survey

By RJI on October 24, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
Sammy Papert

One common thread running through all the findings of this annual survey is that while larger markets were more competitive, optimism was greater in the smaller markets regarding the future and both print and digital revenues.

Four #dmndebates down, the real Twitter research begins

Source Dallas Morning News on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
Mitchell S. McKinney, politics, presidential debate, RJI

The real research now begins over at Mizzou, where professors are going to look at the regional tweeters, follow-up with some of them (more on that in the next few weeks) and then analyze the impact of Twitter use in debate viewing and coverage.

RJI links 10.21.12

By Brian Steffens on October 21, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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RJI links 10.12.12

By Brian Steffens on October 12, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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Tweeters respond to VP candidates' heated verbal sparring

By RJI on October 12, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

The vice presidential debates drew 3.5 million Tweets Oct. 11 from across the nation in 90-minutes, largely reacting to candidates’ heated exchanges and sparring more than specific domestic or foreign issues.

MU researchers find outlook optimistic for print media

Source Maneater on October 11, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Even with the loss of advertising revenue and subscriptions, newspaper publishers hold an optimistic view of the future of print journalism, a study conducted by MU researchers found.

Newspapers bullish on print editions, study finds

Source Columbia Tribune on October 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Despite an economic downturn that has forced newspapers to cut staff in recent years, publishers of U.S. daily newspapers are optimistic about the future of their industry, according to a University of Missouri study.

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 3, 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 2, 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 September 30, 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 September 30, 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.