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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.

RJI links 9.28.12 - Update from SNPA 2012

By Brian Steffens on September 28, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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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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Smartphone news readers are driven by psychological rewards

Source Poynter on September 18, 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 17, 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 14, 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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Survey finds publishers optimistic about future

Source SNPA on September 12, 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. Forty percent said they were “somewhat optimistic,” while 25 percent identified themselves as “very optimistic. Thirty-one percent were neutral. Only four percent identified themselves as “not optimistic;” no respondent chose “not optimistic at all.”

RJI: Publishers optimistic about industry's future

Source News & Tech on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Despite industry-wide challenges, publishers of U.S. dailies remain confident about the future of newspapers. And print, publishers say, will continue to play a significant role in their operations.

Survey: U.S. publishers optimistic about future of newspapers

Source JimRomenesko.com on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

A survey by Missouri School of Journalism’s Reynolds Journalism Institute finds that most publishers of U.S. dailies remain optimistic about the future of newspapers: 40% are “somewhat optimistic,” 25% are “very optimistic,” 4% are “not optimistic,” and 31% are neutral.

Survey: People value professional journos, but they're ambivalent about the mainstream media

Source Adweek on September 11, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

With people increasingly getting their news on the go, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute surveyed mobile media users on their attitudes towards news sites. The good news for journalists is, mobile users, like consumers overall, place a high value on news that's produced by the professionals (63 percent).

RJI links 9.7.12 - Smartphones one of fastest growing news platforms

By Brian Steffens on September 7, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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