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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fidler testified via video tape in Apple’s intellectual property case against Samsung. Fidler stated that he showed Apple his tablet designs 31 years ago, which is where he believes Apple got the idea to develop the iPad.
Videotaped testimony by Roger Fidler, who heads the digital publishing program at the University of Missouri, was shown yesterday to the jury in Samsung’s multibillion-dollar intellectual property dispute with Apple over smartphones and tablets.