The theme of the forum this year was “What Makes Creative Leaders”, concentrating on relationships between creativity and contemporary social developing direction, entrepreneurship and the youth value realization, humanistic value and scientific spirit. A deeper discussion was conducted about how to cultivate future creative leaders.
Apple Computer’s release of the iPad has created an entirely new definition of electronic media. The move of other computer and device makers into the tablet marketplace underscores the reality that this market is only poised to grow. Four journalism organizations joined forces in September for a strategy session to explore how publishers are capitalizing on this trend and moving local news organizations toward a sustainable digital future.
Roger Fidler, program director for digital publishing with the Reynolds Journalism Institute, spoke about the Reynolds Journalism Institute-Digital Publishing Alliance (RJI-DPA) tablet project at the Tablet/Mobile Strategies and Visions for News Organizations workshop in St. Louis, Mo. Sept. 29.
Yelvington’s presentation, called “How do Tablets Fit Into Newspapers’ Mobile Strategies,” focused on tablet and mobile innovations that could change how consumers will interact with information, and what news companies are missing that prevents them from succeeding in the mobile market.
While cellphones have become ubiquitous as mobile devices, it's been a much longer haul for tablets - portable electronic devices that try to fill a void between tiny screen cellphones and more cumbersome laptops, something Roger Fidler predicted in 1994.
Often, humans' predictions of future technology is slightly off. There are no flying cars, after all. But, every once in a while people's futuristic predictions can be surprisingly accurate, including one made by Roger Fidler.
ASNE, the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Digital Publishing Alliance, and the Mid-America Press Institute, will co-sponsor a workshop in St. Louis: “Tablet/Mobile Strategies and Visions for News Organizations.”
An internationally recognized authority on media tablets and e-readers from the University of Missouri, has found that iPad owners are reporting exceptionally high levels of satisfaction and that user satisfaction appears to be increasing the longer they use the device.