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

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

Building revenue on e-Readers remains a challenge

The Newspaper Association of America featured 2010 Reynolds Fellow Sean Reily in its Spring 2010 publication. Here are excerpts from NAA’s interview: While companies like Amazon, Plastic Logic, Barnes & Noble and Sony work on improving the reading experience and functionality of their e-reader devices, publishers are wondering when (or whether) putting their content on … Continued

Consortium idea leads RJI iPad/E-reader symposium discussion on final day

U.S., Korean and Japanese news-industry strategists wrapup up today three days in Missouri to assess the impact of the soon-to-be-launched Apple iPad on the news business — and on the fast-changing “E-reader” marketplace. On Monday, they considered the possibility of forming a news-industry consortium, and that idea is on the agenda today. It’s been the spring meeting … Continued

With the tidal

The first time I watched Wall Street with my son was on DVD and he loved it. He was totally captivated by the world of high stakes finance and arbitrage practiced by Michael Douglas playing Gordon Gekko. Then the movie comes to one particular scene where Gekko is walking at sunrise on the beach before … Continued