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Health app’s tailored news helps patients live better lives

By Jennifer Nelson on July 21, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Treepple

During a doctor visit, patients check various boxes on information forms to provide insight about their medical history and current health conditions. This offers more focused care for the patient. Treepple, a University of Missouri-developed news application, uses a similar approach to gather data for a tailoring engine that generates health news content specific to individual users.

GeekWire: The for-profit niche tech news site deep in the heart of Seattle’s startup land

By Nikki Usher on July 18, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Nikki Usher

GeekWire, the tech industry online news site with a specific focus on Seattle tech companies, has a similar origin story—one that begins five years earlier from deep in the bowels of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. And today, it’s got the backing of a well-known Seattle entrepreneur and a calibrated business plan that looks far different than any traditional journalism organization. What lessons does GeekWire offer, then, for the news industry?

Seniors more likely to read news on tablets, size appeals to all ages for leisure reading and watching videos

By Roger Fidler on July 17, 2014 1 Comment Research
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

Both tablets and smartphones are used by a majority of owners for keeping up with the news, but tablets are used for news by a much higher percentage of owners aged 55 or older than by those aged 18-34.

Improved benchmarking tool provides newspaper execs with better insights, more metrics to make informed decisions

By Jennifer Nelson on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
Dollar sign

The Inland Press Association’s revamped benchmarking tool, renamed Publisher Benchmarks, now allows newspaper executives to compare their operations to other papers by region, expenses, business model and other categories.

Nearly all large tablet owners also use smartphones

By Roger Fidler on June 30, 2014 1 Comment Research
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

The pairing of large tablets with smartphones has important implications for news organizations. Nearly 9 in 10 large tablet owners also use smartphones according to the latest mobile media survey from RJI. Only 4 in 10 smartphone owners said they also used large tablets.

Developers, media specialists 'Hack the Future of Journalism'

By Mike McKean on June 2, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Hack the Future of Journalism

Nearly 80 programmers, news executives and community activists teamed up May 31 and June 1 at San Francisco’s KQED Public Media to hack products designed to improve journalism.

Women use smartphones more than men to read news found within social media

By RJI on May 28, 2014 0 Comments Research
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

Women are much more likely than men to read news stories found within social media on their smartphones according to the latest mobile media survey from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI).

Majority of smartphone owners are now routinely using news apps

By Roger Fidler on May 22, 2014 2 Comments Research
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

More than 6 in 10 smartphone owners are now routinely using news apps on their smartphones according to the latest Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) mobile media survey. Nearly 3 in 10 are using smartphone news apps branded by newspapers.

Grant funding helps journalist tell stories about adverse childhood experiences and grow niche news network

By Jennifer Nelson on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Jane Stevens

One way to prevent childhood trauma and the adult social and health problems that often follow is to raise awareness. This mindset led health journalist Jane Stevens to create her own niche health news network. Story ideas began piling up faster than she could keep up with.

RJI announces 2014-2015 Reynolds Fellows

By RJI on May 15, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
RJI

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute today awarded a record 13 fellowships for the 2014-2015 school year, including — for the first time — six institutional fellowships that will allow the institute to work directly with media organizations to address issues and challenges for the news industry.

RJI invites developers and journalists to 'Hack the Future of Journalism' in San Francisco

By RJI on May 13, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Hack the Future of Journalism

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, in partnership with the Public Media Platform (PMP) and KQED, will challenge teams of developers, journalists and innovative thinkers to build new tools, business models and news services to help journalists better report and deliver quality news and information in a fast-moving social and mobile media environment.

Seniors hold key to future growth for mobile media

By Roger Fidler on May 6, 2014 0 Comments Research
2014 Q1 Research Report 2: Seniors hold key to future growth for mobile media

While the percentage of U.S. adults who use smartphones and/or tablets continues to grow, the use of mobile media by people aged 55 or older, who now represent more than 60 percent of non-users, will be a critical factor in future growth according to the latest Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) mobile media poll.

Sensor journalism: 'Finding meaning within the data'

By Jennifer Nelson on May 5, 2014 0 Comments
Travis Hartman

Using sensor technology to learn more about the environment has been something scientists have been doing for years. Now, in a do-it-yourself culture, some journalists are experimenting with less expensive versions of the technology to gather their own data.

Tablets are now commonplace in households with children

By Roger Fidler on April 23, 2014 0 Comments Research
RJI-DPA Mobile Media News Consumption

More than half of U.S. households now have tablets and three-quarters have smartphones according to the latest Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) mobile media poll.

Pictures of the Year International winners will be showcased at the Newseum

By RJI on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Afghan child

The exhibit will include powerful visual stories of forests destroyed by the coal mining industry, countries plagued by extreme hunger and a loving home opened to an Afghan child healing from severe burns.

Innovative donation platform wins 7th annual RJI Student Competition

By RJI on April 22, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Tech Showcase

A mobile app that introduces young people to public media content and gives them an easy way to help pay for it has won the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s annual student developer competition sponsored this year by the Public Media Platform (PMP).

Pulitzer Prize-winning series on coal miners' black-lung claims available in RJI Digital Newsbook catalog

By Nate Brown on April 14, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Breathless & Burdened

Chris Hamby today won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for “Breathless and Burdened: Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine.” The digital newsbook version of Hamby’s series is available in the RJI Digital Newsbook catalog.

Shovel ready: Infographics that make you want to dig deeper into a story

By Ben Owens on April 9, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
Ben Owens

Ben Owens, journalism graduate student, attended four sessions during RJI's Mobile First symposium. As a designer and self-proclaimed tech nerd, one presentation held his undivided attention.

Study: Newspapers growing revenue in non-traditional ways

Barchart

A handful of alternative revenue streams pursued by daily newspapers are throwing off double-digit profits. Publishers expect digital revenue to represent a greater share of revenue in the coming three years.

Missouri School of Journalism, 11 other programs win $35,000 ONA grants to create live news experiments

By RJI on April 4, 2014 0 Comments Ideas Experiments
Missouri wins ONA grant

A Missouri School of Journalism team wins a $35,000 micro-grant from the Online News Association's Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The grant will fund a live news experiment that bridges journalism education, community engagement and local news.