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After a brief tweet to congratulate John Walton (@thatjohn) for breaking the #ET702 hijacking story and alert him to my initial post on the matter, we got into a Twitter exchange, then email conversation, and then a live chat with the students of the Journalism & Democracy capstone class at the Missouri School of Journalism, each discussion giving a little more texture to his experience and learning about reporting a story as it happens using Twitter as a publication medium.
If we needed more evidence of the speed and reach of Twitter as a news medium, the news and unfolding story on Twitter of Ethiopian Flight ET702 should confirm that our world is never going to be the same again. As is so often the case these days, the story about the story – at least when that story involves the rising influence of social media, is one that pits the tortoise (traditional media) against the hare (Twitter and social media).
To assist newspapers with the planning process, Inland Press Association, in partnership with Mather Economics and the Reynolds Journalism Institute, is overhauling its comprehensive National Cost and Revenue Study to make it more modern and user-friendly.
This report examines the use of media tablets and smartphones for news. Respondents who had used a tablet and/or a smartphone during the week prior to taking the surveys increased by only three percentage points overall between Q1 2012 and Q1 2013.
There are about 38,000 full-time daily newspaper journalists at nearly 1,400 newspapers in the United States. That's a 2,600-person decrease from last year's 40,600. Of the 38,000 employees, about 4,700 or 12.37 percent are racial minorities.
With the presidential debates and election over, a University of Missouri-based Twitter analysis research team is beginning to really process and analyze “the bigger picture” of Twitter’s impact on debate viewer’ political engagement.
One common thread running through all the findings of this annual survey is that while larger markets were more competitive, optimism was greater in the smaller markets regarding the future and both print and digital revenues.
To further understand how Twitter is affecting the political campaign, three different groups analyzed Twitter conversations during the first Presidential Debate. They each came to different conclusions.
The vice presidential debates drew 3.5 million Tweets Oct. 11 from across the nation in 90-minutes, largely reacting to candidates’ heated exchanges and sparring more than specific domestic or foreign issues.