Media tablets now used by at least one-third of U.S. adults

2013 RJI Mobile Media Research Report 2 In the three years since Steve Jobs introduced the Apple iPad, at least one-third of U.S. adults has acquired media tablets, according to the results of our 2013 survey. The original large-format media tablets remain the most popular, but the new smartphones with larger displays and less-expensive mini … Continued

RJI produces e-book to help fight plagiarism and fabrication

The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) will introduce a provocative new e-book produced at the RJI during the organization’s annual conference on April 4-6 in St. Louis. The e-book, titled “Telling the Truth and Nothing But”, addresses one of the most vexing issues confronting journalism today — plagiarism and fabrication. At the end of 2012, … Continued

RJI launches showcase for visually rich digital newsbooks

An online showcase has been launched to promote a source of in-depth, visually rich reporting on a wide variety of interesting topics, using digital publishing tools. The showcase, launched by Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute of the Missouri School of Journalism, includes investigative/explanatory journalism reports on a variety of subjects including illegal trading of human … Continued

Q5: How do mobile and non-mobile media users perceive the news media and journalists?

2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey A majority of respondents overall — mobile media users and non-users — shared a generally favorable opinion of professional journalists, when asked if they agreed or disagreed with a series of statements on a five-point scale. That’s the good news. The bad news, or shall we say the “more thought-provoking news,” is that respondents … Continued

Q3: Which mobile devices are owners using most frequently for news?

2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey For news organizations, the Apple iPad and comparable large media tablets appear to be well on their way to becoming a viable alternative to printing presses, televisions and radios. Key insights from this survey Our findings confirm that owners of large media tablets tend to spend more time … Continued