Automating election results from local data sources

We teamed up with the Voice of OC, a non-profit, local news site in Orange County, California, to automate their live election results. We teamed up with the Voice of OC, a non-profit, local news site in Orange County, California, to automate their live election results. By integrating data from several authorities, we provided up-to-the-minute … Continued

Who won? The personalization email newsletter study results are in

• Editor’s note: Tracy Clark is the founder of the technology platform Reportory and was a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow. She worked with the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman as part of her fellowship project.  In a head-to-head experiment, e-newsletter content chosen by the reader outperformed e-newsletter content selected by an editor. Over the past year I partnered with … Continued

Faux news in the digital age: Survey results

American adults are more confident than they should be about their ability to distinguish between real and fake news headlines. They also believe they’re much less likely than their friends to share fake news stories on social media, but when pressed, nearly six in 10 will admit they’ve probably shared such a story by accident. … Continued

RJI Fellow’s ongoing e-newsletter personalization experiment yields surprising results

Tracy Clark, a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow, believes newspapers with editor-selected email newsletters would have better engagement rates if the content were personalized to each user’s interest. She is in the midst of a pilot study with a large U.S. newspaper, which is simultaneously publishing two email newsletters: one includes editor-selected news content, the other features reader-selected stories. The personalized newsletters are based on Clark’s Reportory platform. This is a progress report.

2012 Mobile survey results

The staff of the RJI Insight and Survey Center interviewed more than 1,000 individuals randomly selected from phone number lists between January 17 and March 25, 2012, for RJI’s 2012 Mobile Media News Consumption Survey. More than half of the participants used a cell phone. No incentives were offered to participate in the survey. The … Continued

RJI-DPA spring 2011 iPad survey results

This follow-up panel survey conducted by the Reynolds Journalism Institute was designed to gather additional information about how Apple iPad owners use the device in their daily lives and how the iPad may influence news consumption. The 561 panelists who completed this survey were self-selected from the nearly 1,600 Apple iPad owners who participated in … Continued

RJI-DPA spring 2011 iPad survey results

This follow-up panel survey conducted by the Reynolds Journalism Institute was designed to gather additional information about how Apple iPad owners use the device in their daily lives and how the iPad may influence news consumption. The 561 panelists who completed this survey were self-selected from the nearly 1,600 Apple iPad owners who participated in … Continued

RJI-DPA fall 2010 iPad survey results

The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) is conducting a multi-year research project to understand how Apple iPad users consume news content. The initial phase was a cross-sectional survey with 20 questions conducted online from September 6 through November 30, 2010. The RJI plans to conduct at least one follow-up panel survey and another cross-sectional survey in … Continued

RJI-DPA fall 2010 iPad survey results

The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) is conducting a multi-year research project to understand how Apple iPad users consume news content. The initial phase was a cross-sectional survey with 20 questions conducted online from September 6 through November 30, 2010. The RJI plans to conduct at least one follow-up panel survey and another cross-sectional survey in … Continued

CHALLENGE #3: FOLLOW THROUGH

One of the most important things you can do in the rollout of a new tool and workflow like source tracking is give continuous support to the people being asked to use it. It’s not enough to simply build something, write up the documentation and shove it into your newsroom’s hands.  Build trust with your … Continued