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The 7 most useful apps for mobile journalism

By Judd Slivka on August 24, 2014 0 Comments
 The 7 most useful apps for mobile journalism

You could go blind — or bankrupt — trying to test all of the photo and video apps available. Missouri School of Journalism professor Judd Slivka tested more than 250 of them and there are seven he works with on a regular basis.

Tablets tend to boost news consumption on smartphones and likelihood of paying for mobile news content

By Roger Fidler on August 19, 2014 0 Comments Research
RJI Mobile Media News Consumption

Smartphone owners who also have tablets are much more likely to use their smartphones for consuming news organization content than those who do not have tablets, according to the latest mobile media survey from RJI.

Reynolds Fellow's e-book will help journalists tell stories with data

By RJI on August 18, 2014 0 Comments
Trina Chiasson

A new e-book from Infoactive CEO Trina Chiasson and Northwestern University Statistical Programmer Dyanna Gregory will take the mystery out of collecting and using data to tell stories using visually engaging tools and techniques.

Mizzou Athletics, RJI Launch Game Day Application

By David Reiter, Nate Brown on August 14, 2014 0 Comments
Game Day App

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and Mizzou Athletics announced they will release an iPhone and iPad application specifically designed for fans attending Tiger Football games at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field this fall. “This project is a perfect example of the kind of projects that news organizations increasingly think about every day: how do you use technology and news and information to engage and interact with a specific audience,” said RJI Executive Director Randy Picht.

RJI links: Friday, August 8, 2014

By RJI on August 8, 2014 0 Comments Ideas
RJI links

To help you navigate our fast-changing industry, RJI collects and assembles some of the top stories from around the Web of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

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 0 Comments 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 0 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.