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.
Growing customer satisfaction within a few months iPad: Users of Apple's tablet using multiple apps and spend more time reading and information. This was revealed by a study carried out in two stages in the United States by the Reynolds Journalism Institute.
A study released Monday by the University of Missouri suggests that Pad users don’t become more tired of their tablet device over time. In fact, satisfaction actually increases the longer a person uses the device.
Roger Fidler, program director for digital publishing at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, has been conducting surveys of iPad users since last fall to gain insights into how iPad owners use the devices in their daily lives and how the iPad may influence journalism and news consumption. Fidler says he is surprised by the high levels of user satisfaction.
So I was glad to see the question "What are the three apps you use most frequently on your iPad?" included in the Reynolds Journalism Institute's spring 2011 iPad survey. What's used more often is more interesting data than how many times something's been downloaded (and possibly languishing unopened).