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Reynolds Fellow: Should local publishers really try to morph into marketers?

Source Street Fight on September 6, 2012 0 Comments

With publishing revenues constrained in recent years, moving to marketing services sounds like a great idea to many companies. The problem is: no matter how many new marketing products that media companies offer — from SEO consulting to daily deals — most are still not fully aligned from an organizational or mentality standpoint to make this leap.

RJI opens new lab for app development

Source KOMU on September 5, 2012 0 Comments
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The Reynolds Journalism Institute in the Missouri School of Journalism celebrated the grand opening of the Microsoft App Development Lab Thursday. The lab focuses on creating apps for Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 8, which comes out on October 26.

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute opens Microsoft lab

Source Maneater on August 30, 2012 0 Comments
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This new lab not only provides a new gaming system but also new access to Microsoft brands that were not readily available before.

Publishing now open to anyone, but people still prefer professional journalism, RJI study finds

Source PRSA on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Public trust in the press has declined and digital platforms have opened publishing to anyone with a desire to speak, but more than 60 percent of U.S. adults still say they prefer news stories produced by professional journalists, according to survey data from the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Professional journalists still desirable

Source Presstext on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
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A survey of 1,000 adults in the U.S.: Even users of mobile Internet services prefer messages that come from the hand of professional editors.

Mobile users prefer mainstream news sites

Source NetNewsCheck on August 28, 2012 0 Comments
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Despite the proliferation of social media sharing, mobile users still prefer to get their news from mainstream news sites rather than their friends, according to a new study from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Survey: Public prefers news from professional journalists

Source Poynter on August 28, 2012 0 Comments
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The public’s trust in the institution of the press may be fading, and digital platforms have opened the publishing world to anyone with a desire to speak, but it seems professional journalists themselves are not seen as obsolete.

Roger Fidler's 1994 tablet shows up in Apple court case

Source Electricpig on August 22, 2012 0 Comments
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The tablet was primarily a device built for reading newspapers and magazines, although it never made it further than the concept stage. The Fidler Tablet has been part of Samsung’s case for a while (to reason that Apple didn’t actually invent tablets with flat screens and curved edges), but Apple’s decided to turn the tables.

Apple design expert recreates Roger Fidler’s tablet prototype to point out major design differences

Source Edible Apple on August 21, 2012 0 Comments
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As part of Samsung’s defense, they called up Roger Fidler to the stand. Fidler is a tablet visionary, so to speak, and Samsung argues that Fidler’s tablet prototypes from the early 90s serve as prior art to Apple’s iPad patents.

Microsoft looks for new apps at Reynolds Journalism Institute

Source Associated Press on August 20, 2012 0 Comments

Journalism students, professors and researchers at the University of Missouri are teaming up with Microsoft in an effort to develop apps for the soon-to-be-released, tablet-friendly Windows 8 operating system.

Microsoft, RJI announce deal for new lab

Source Daily Tribune on August 20, 2012 0 Comments
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The Reynolds Journalism Institute on the University of Missouri campus is opening a new lab where faculty and students can experiment with Microsoft products, including the soon-to-be-released Windows 8 operating system.

Journalism Institute opens new development lab

Source KOMU on August 20, 2012 0 Comments
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The Reynolds Journalism Institute announced the opening of the Microsoft Application Development Lab Tuesday.

RJI opens Microsoft app development lab

Source Seattle Times on August 20, 2012 0 Comments

The lab, part of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism is "a place where RJI staff and Fellows, students, faculty and others can innovate and collaborate using the soon-to-be released Windows 8 operating system," according to a news release from the institute.

Apple expert replicates Fidler's 1994 concept tablet in trial against Samsung

Source Social Barrel on August 20, 2012 0 Comments
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An Apple expert has replicated a tablet concept from 1994 to try to discredit the assertion made by Samsung that the concept device is prior art that should invalidate Apple’s design patent on the iPad.

RJI's Roger Fidler called to testify against Apple

Source River Front Times on August 16, 2012 0 Comments
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Roger Fidler is now Program Director for Digital Publishing at the Reynolds Journalism Institute (which is part of the J-School). But many years ago, according to his written declaration submitted to the court, he worked as a media developer at Knight-Ridder starting in 1979.

Judge Koh allows Samsung to present Fidler tablet concept as iPad prior art

Source Apple Insider on August 16, 2012 0 Comments
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Over Apple's objections, Samsung was granted the right to present pictures of a tablet newspaper concept from 1994 as evidence of prior art refuting the originality of its iPad design patents.

RJI's Fidler testifies during Samsung tablet trial

Source Columbia Tribune on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
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Roger Fidler testified in writing and on video about the idea he pitched nearly 20 years ago for a tablet-size interactive device he believed would one day replace printed newspapers.

Fidler testifies Apple saw his tablet protoypes in the ‘90s

Source Hot Hardware on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
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Samsung brought forth videotaped testimony from one Roger Fidler (Program Director for Digital Publishing at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute), who asserted that he’s been working on tablet designs since 1981.

Samsung claims RJI's Fidler exposed Apple to iPad-like tablet in mid-90s

Source Pocket Now on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
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Samsung is going after the design of the iPad itself, calling upon the testimony of the designer of a much earlier tablet.

Roger Fidler: I "exposed" Apple to my tablet ideas in 1981

Source gantdaily.com on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
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Fidler testified via video tape in Apple’s intellectual property case against Samsung. Fidler stated that he showed Apple his tablet designs 31 years ago, which is where he believes Apple got the idea to develop the iPad.