Embarking on third retirement, Fidler reflects on tech evolutions, his 1981 prediction about tablets
Mobile media scholar’s journalism career extended over more than half a century
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
Q4: How do owners of different mobile media media device brands differ?
2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey While many people have wished for one mobile media device that would do everything and satisfy everyone, their wish is unlikely to be realized. The trend clearly is toward owning multiple mobile devices and using them in different ways. However, as the number of device choices grow, age … 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
Q2: What are owners doing with their mobile media devices?
2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey The rapid adoption of Apple iPads and comparable large media tablets is clearly disrupting the way people engage with the digital world. Tablets also are fostering new media habits that are directly impacting news organizations worldwide. Journalists and news executives can take some encouragement from knowing that nearly … Continued
Q1: Who uses mobile media devices?
2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey According to our findings, two-thirds of U.S. adults used at least one mobile media device in their daily lives during the first quarter of 2012. Smartphones and large media tablets are now the preferred mobile media devices. In the two years since Apple defined the large media tablet … Continued
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
New iPad will put more pressure on publishers to adapt
As expected Apple has again raised the bar for competitors in the tablet market that the late Steve Jobs defined with the iPad. It also will put more pressure on publishers to make their iPad editions more compelling and visually rich. The third-generation iPad introduced today, which Apple calls the “New iPad”, not the iPad3 … Continued