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Mobile app simplifies claims process

Source Property Casual 360 on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
RJI, Futures Lab, mobile

The app, created by a combination of journalism and computer science students at the university’s Reynolds Journalism Institute, also includes simple daily tools, including a gas mileage calculator and a car game for kids.

Most-used iPad apps according to RJI survey

Source Computerworld on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, ipad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

So I was glad to see the question "What are the three apps you use most frequently on your iPad?" included in the Reynolds Journalism Institute's spring 2011 iPad survey. What's used more often is more interesting data than how many times something's been downloaded (and possibly languishing unopened).

U.S. community press left behind in digital engagement? Interaction is key

Source Editorsweblog on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, engagement, RJI

So, how does your average local daily keep up nowadays? The answer, according to the findings of a study conducted by Joy Mayer, a fellow of the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), seems to be community engagement.

Survey shows iPad love grows with use

Source Information Week on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Unlike most devices, which tend to satisfy users less over time, the iPad becomes more appealing.

iPad HD: Is Apple prepping a higher-res version of its tablet?

Source Christian Science Monitor on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Apple may soon introduce a next-generation tablet called the iPad HD.

So say the good folks at This Is My Next, who report that the next Apple tablet will ship this fall, and come equipped with a 2048 x 1536-pixel resolution screen – a pretty sizable leap over the 1024 x 768-pixel resolution display on the current model iPad.

U.S. newsrooms making editorial decisions based on web analytics, new report shows

Joy Mayer, Engagement, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Editors of daily community newspapers with a circulation larger than 25,000 are more likely to base editorial decisions in part on Web analytics, says a study released by the Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI).

Survey: 49% of editors make news decisions based at least partially on web analytics reports

Source Poynter on July 8, 2011 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, Engagement, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Reynolds Journalism Institute reports that 90 percent of the 529 editors it surveyed said yes to the question: Does your newsroom receive Web analytics reports about data such as page views, length of visit, and traffic of your Web site? Forty-one percent said they receive the report daily; 24 percent once a week; and 24 percent once a month

Jane Stevens on ‘social journalism’: News you can take to the bottom line

Source Street Fight on July 7, 2011 0 Comments
Jane Stevens, wellcommons, social journalism, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Jane Stevens, the site’s director of media strategies, is herself a nonstop innovator. In 2010, she and her team launched LJ World’s WellCommons, a highly interactive site where “community and journalism work together to create a healthier Lawrence and Douglas County,” in the northeast corner of the Sunflower State between Topeka, the capital, and Kansas City.

RJI iPad news and publishing assessment is excellent (for the most part)

Source iPad CTO on July 1, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, ipad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler, author of the report, provides some excellent recommendations for news organizations to consider.

Reynolds Fellow pays tribute to project assistance

Source Journalism Accelerator on July 1, 2011 0 Comments
Journalism Accelerator, Lisa Skube, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Serving as a Donald W. Reynolds Fellow over the 2010-2011 academic year has helped the JA listen, learn and travel. This year has been the first year RJI’s Fellowship Program staff considered practitioners with “big ideas.”

RJI, Missouri School of Journalism sponsor inaugural Dale R. Spencer Freedom Talk

Source NFOIC on July 1, 2011 1 Comment
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, NFOIC

The late Professor Dale R. Spencer, 1925-1988, influenced generations of outstanding journalists and industry leaders, teaching for nearly 40 years at the Missouri School of Journalism and as an editor at the Columbia Missourian.

Mike Fancher identifies five strategic areas in new white paper

Source The Knight Commission on June 23, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Fancher, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Re-Imagining Journalism: Local News for a Networked World, a new policy paper by Michael R. Fancher, identifies five strategic areas and specific ideas for promoting experimentation, collaboration and public engagement that are critical for reforming local journalism.

New policy paper urges media to adopt 'digital first' strategies

Source Sun Herald on June 23, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Fancher, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Re-Imagining Journalism: Local News for a Networked World, by Michael R. Fancher, outlines five strategic areas that are critical for reforming local journalism and calls upon for-profit media, not-for-profit and non-traditional media, higher education, community and non-profit institutions, libraries, researchers, government at all levels, and citizens to each play a role in nurturing a revitalized and re-imagined local media ecosystem.

Roger Fidler named judge for XMA Cross Media Awards

Source Media Newsline on June 23, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler was named a judge for the 2011 XMA Cross Media Awards, which will showcase the best smartphone/tablet apps from newspaper and magazine publishers.

Survey shows small newspapers are taking the lead in charging for online content

Source Register Mail on June 23, 2011 0 Comments
pay models, RJI, Mike Jenner, RJI Insight and Survey Center

The results of a University of Missouri survey show that small newspapers are taking the lead in charging for online content. Forty-six percent of publishers of daily newspapers under 25,000 circulation now require payment for at least some of their online content.

Why the Patterson Foundation is supporting Block by Block

community news, block by block, Michele McLellan

Janet Coats explains the importance of community news and why The Patterson Foundation is supporting the Block by Block conference.

Michele McLellan weighs in on "The information needs of communities"

Source FCC on June 20, 2011 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, community news, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Michele McLellan shares what she learned about community news with the FCC.

SND STL and RJI announce a special mobile and tablet track

Source SND STL on June 17, 2011 0 Comments
tablets, RJI, mobile journalism

SND is excited to announce a partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Digital Publishing Alliance to deliver an outstanding full-day track devoted to mobile digital publishing on Friday, Sept. 30 at SND STL.

Former Reynolds Fellow joins Reynolds School of Journalism as visiting chair

Source Reynolds School of Journalism on June 16, 2011 1 Comment
Mike Fancher, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI, Innovation

Veteran news executive and Reynolds Fellow Michael R. Fancher will join the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, this fall as the Reynolds Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Entrepreneurial and Innovative Journalism.

Engaging communities: Content and conversation

Source Joy Mayer for Nieman Reports on June 14, 2011 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, RJI, community engagement

Reynolds Fellow Joy Mayer talks community engagement in the summer 2011 "Neiman Reports."