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RJI links 9.21.12

By Brian Steffens on September 21, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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RJI links 9.14.12 - Update from LMA 2012

By Brian Steffens on September 14, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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Survey: People value professional journos, but they're ambivalent about the mainstream media

Source Adweek on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

With people increasingly getting their news on the go, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute surveyed mobile media users on their attitudes towards news sites. The good news for journalists is, mobile users, like consumers overall, place a high value on news that's produced by the professionals (63 percent).

RJI links 9.7.12 - Smartphones one of fastest growing news platforms

By Brian Steffens on September 7, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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RJI links 9.1.12

By Brian Steffens on September 1, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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Publishing now open to anyone, but people still prefer professional journalism, RJI study finds

Source PRSA on August 30, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Public trust in the press has declined and digital platforms have opened publishing to anyone with a desire to speak, but more than 60 percent of U.S. adults still say they prefer news stories produced by professional journalists, according to survey data from the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Professional journalists still desirable

Source Presstext on August 30, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

A survey of 1,000 adults in the U.S.: Even users of mobile Internet services prefer messages that come from the hand of professional editors.

Mobile users prefer mainstream news sites

Source NetNewsCheck on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Despite the proliferation of social media sharing, mobile users still prefer to get their news from mainstream news sites rather than their friends, according to a new study from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Survey: Public prefers news from professional journalists

Source Poynter on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The public’s trust in the institution of the press may be fading, and digital platforms have opened the publishing world to anyone with a desire to speak, but it seems professional journalists themselves are not seen as obsolete.

Mobile users still prefer trusted professional journalism

By RJI on August 27, 2012 0 Comments News

RJI survey finds distrust of the news media highest among cable news viewers

RJI links 8.24.12

By Brian Steffens on August 24, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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Roger Fidler's 1994 tablet shows up in Apple court case

Source Electricpig on August 23, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The tablet was primarily a device built for reading newspapers and magazines, although it never made it further than the concept stage. The Fidler Tablet has been part of Samsung’s case for a while (to reason that Apple didn’t actually invent tablets with flat screens and curved edges), but Apple’s decided to turn the tables.

Apple design expert recreates Roger Fidler’s tablet prototype to point out major design differences

Source Edible Apple on August 22, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

As part of Samsung’s defense, they called up Roger Fidler to the stand. Fidler is a tablet visionary, so to speak, and Samsung argues that Fidler’s tablet prototypes from the early 90s serve as prior art to Apple’s iPad patents.

Apple expert replicates Fidler's 1994 concept tablet in trial against Samsung

Source Social Barrel on August 21, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

An Apple expert has replicated a tablet concept from 1994 to try to discredit the assertion made by Samsung that the concept device is prior art that should invalidate Apple’s design patent on the iPad.

RJI links 8.17.12

By Brian Steffens on August 17, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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RJI's Roger Fidler called to testify against Apple

Source River Front Times on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler is now Program Director for Digital Publishing at the Reynolds Journalism Institute (which is part of the J-School). But many years ago, according to his written declaration submitted to the court, he worked as a media developer at Knight-Ridder starting in 1979.

Judge Koh allows Samsung to present Fidler tablet concept as iPad prior art

Source Apple Insider on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Over Apple's objections, Samsung was granted the right to present pictures of a tablet newspaper concept from 1994 as evidence of prior art refuting the originality of its iPad design patents.

RJI's Fidler testifies during Samsung tablet trial

Source Columbia Tribune on August 16, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler testified in writing and on video about the idea he pitched nearly 20 years ago for a tablet-size interactive device he believed would one day replace printed newspapers.

Fidler testifies Apple saw his tablet protoypes in the ‘90s

Source Hot Hardware on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Samsung brought forth videotaped testimony from one Roger Fidler (Program Director for Digital Publishing at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute), who asserted that he’s been working on tablet designs since 1981.

Samsung claims RJI's Fidler exposed Apple to iPad-like tablet in mid-90s

Source Pocket Now on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Samsung is going after the design of the iPad itself, calling upon the testimony of the designer of a much earlier tablet.