Looking at a photographic image from another point of view: Yours

Good writers can conjure a vivid image in our minds with just words. But journalists also have long relied on illustrations, photographs and videos to enrich a story. Photographs and, by extension, videos have an important limitation. The story is told from one point of view – that of the photographer. The photographer structures our … 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

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