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For troubled news industry, is it enough to ‘pivot’?

Source Street Fight on July 5, 2012 0 Comments

Thirty-four participants met in Chicago to discuss the state of the news industry and what can be done to change it.

Smartphones vs. tablets: Who uses what and how?

Source Potratz on July 3, 2012 0 Comments

Approximately sixty-seven percent of American adults use some kind of mobile device, whether it be a smartphone or a tablet. But who are they exactly? It’s important to know, especially if you are serving up mobile ads.

Newsroom diversity: An online paradigm shift

Source Diverse on June 28, 2012 0 Comments
RJI Insight and Survey Center, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Total newsroom employment at daily newspapers declined 2.4 percent in 2011 while the loss in newsroom positions among minorities was 5.7 percent, according to a recently released census by the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the RJI Insight and Survey Center at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Dean Mills to enter hall of fame

Source Columbia Daily Tribune on June 28, 2012 0 Comments
Dean Mills, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The dean of the University of Missouri's journalism school is among six people who will be inducted into the Missouri Newspaper Hall of Fame in September.

Survey shows young people in U.S. read the news when it's available on mobile devices

Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The latest findings from the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s (RJI) recent National Mobile Media News Consumption Survey show that, despite popular belief, young people are interested in reading news -- as long as it's available on mobile devices.

Study: iPad Owners Consume More News

Source Mediabistro on June 21, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Not only were iPad users across age groups more likely to go to news organizations for information—they also spent more time reading the news compared to people who do not own iPads.

Reynolds Fellow Jane Stevens on how hyperlocals should handle user-generated content

Source Street Fight on June 21, 2012 0 Comments
Jane Stevens, wellcommons, social journalism, RJI

Street Fight magazine asked Jane Stevens, who led creation of the community-driven WellCommons health site at the Lawrence Journal World, to explain what works and what doesn’t when sites, as they should, turn to their audience for articles and other content.

The chart that shows why iPad apps are so appealing to news orgs

Source Poynter on June 20, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler’s survey of mobile media device users finds that iPad owners are, by far, the most likely to use a mobile device for news consumption. They also spend more time with news on average than those who do not own iPads.

Data Points: Print Loyalists Mobile users aren’t abandoning print any faster than non-mobile users

Source Adweek on June 20, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Two-thirds of U.S. adults now use at least one mobile media device such as a smartphone or tablet, and they’re the kind of people marketers want to reach—they skew more educated and higher-income than people who don’t own those devices.

ASNE retools for the future

Source American Journalism Review on June 15, 2012 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, ASNE

ASNE, which dropped "Newspaper" from its name in favor of "News" in 2009, has fought to remain relevant during a time in which the future of printed newspapers is far from certain.

ASNE names Arnie Robbins as new executive director

Source American Journalism Review on June 11, 2012 0 Comments
ASNE, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Arnie Robbins, who stepped down as editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last month, will be the new executive director of the American Society of News Editors starting July 9.

ASNE names former Post-Dispatch editor as director

Source The Republic on June 11, 2012 0 Comments
ASNE, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The ASNE announced the hiring Monday of Arnie Robbins, who stepped down last month after 15 years at the newspaper, including more than six years as editor.

Survey shows two-thirds of adults use mobile devices

Source Columbia Daily Tribune on June 9, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

RJI researchers interviewed more than 1,000 respondents and divided mobile devices into four categories: large tablets, small tablets, e-readers and smartphones.

Apple, Amazon dominating tablet, E-reader market, RJI survey shows

Source MU News Bureau on June 4, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Despite the large number of mobile device users, Roger Fidler, the program director for digital publishing at RJI, says that mobile news products do not appear to be replacing printed newspapers as quickly as was earlier predicted.

Joy Mayer to run engagement seminar at RJI

Source Missouri Press Association on May 16, 2012 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, engagement, RJI

In this new training opportunity from the Missouri Press Foundation, Joy Mayer of the Missouri School of Journalism will teach you not only about the digital tools that make that conversation easier, but she’ll offer her expert insight into how to open your newsroom up to interaction with your community.

Jim Spencer of Newsy speaks at RJInnovation Week

Source Newsy on May 15, 2012 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

During RJI week, Spencer expanded upon recent Pew research.

Fidler supports Tribune's paid content model

Source Columbia Tribune on May 3, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Charging readers for online content has boosted newspaper circulation numbers across the country and at the Tribune.

Engineering students compete in RJI contest

RJInnovation Week, Mike McKean, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Two computer science students from the University of Missouri College of Engineering were on the winning team of the 2012 Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) Student Competition.

Local news/ad widget wins 2012 RJI Student Competition

Source EContent on April 30, 2012 0 Comments
RJInnovation Week, Mike McKean, Reuben Stern, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Tasked with finding low cost ways for advertisers to reach target audiences, these students developed a widget that created a self service network with personalized content on Hearst Newspaper websites.

RJI Innovation Week: Community engagement

Source Documentary Focus on April 27, 2012 0 Comments
RJInnovation Week, Joy Mayer, Reuben Stern, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

What do documentary filmmaking and engagement have in common? Nick Gass tells us what he learned during RJInnovation Week 2012.