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Study: iPhones reach more news audience than Android phones by every measure

Source Poynter on August 1, 2012 0 Comments
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Although a greater percentage of people own Android smartphones, those who own Apple iPhones are the most attractive audience for news publishers, according to new research from Roger Fidler at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Study shows age, gender play key roles in the tablet and smartphone brand wars

Source Editor & Publisher on August 1, 2012 0 Comments
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Roger Fidler’s fourth report on the results of the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Mobile Media News Consumption Survey shows that the demographics and use preferences of smartphone and tablet owners are generally specific to the brands of devices they use.

Age, gender play key roles in the tablet and smartphone brand wars

By RJI on July 30, 2012 3 Comments News

As mobile media devices proliferate, age, gender and income are likely to have a greater influence on the brands people choose to own. Roger Fidler’s fourth report on the results of the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Mobile Media News Consumption Survey shows that the demographics and use preferences of smartphone and tablet owners are generally specific to the brands of devices they use.

Fidler’s analysis also reveals significant differences between owners of small and large tablets. One of his key findings is that women are more likely than men to own small tablets, such as the Amazon Kindle Fire, whereas a majority of large tablets, such as the Apple iPad, are owned by men.

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By Brian Steffens on July 30, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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By Brian Steffens on July 20, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

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Could the iPad save magazines?

Source Columbia Journalism Review on July 20, 2012 0 Comments
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A recent study from the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri showed that iPad owners across age groups consumed a higher quantity of news directly from media organizations than their counterparts who didn’t own iPads.

Study shows iPad is revolutionizing how we read and consume news

Source Cult of Mac on July 18, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

A recent Reynolds Journalism Institute study indicates that the iPad is becoming a primary vehicle for many users to consume (read, listen to, or watch) daily local, national, and world news and that it is leading a revolution in terms of how frequently people read news as well as how much news they read on a daily or weekly basis.

RJI to research electronic ways to deliver books

Source eMissourian on July 18, 2012 0 Comments
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After a firestorm of protest, the University of Missouri has decided to re-establish the University of Missouri Press with a digital publishing operation. That’s better than nothing but the print version still will be missed by many people in academia, authors and readers.

Roger Fidler, the man who came up with the tablet before Steve Jobs

Source MinnPost on July 16, 2012 0 Comments
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John Reinan shares his memories and thoughts of Roger Fidler's original tablet back in 1994.

RJI to research innovative electronic ways to deliver scholarly books for new MU press

Source Kansas City Star on July 16, 2012 0 Comments

After enduring two months of criticism over a decision to phase out the University of Missouri Press, university leaders said Monday that they will replace the press with a “re-imagined” digital publishing operation at MU.

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By Brian Steffens on July 13, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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Survey: Are tablets the new evening paper?

Source SCPA eBulletin on July 12, 2012 0 Comments
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As part of the third installment from the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Media News Consumption Survey, researchers said iPad and Android-tablet users consume more news than those who don’t own the devices and that they tend to access news sites while relaxing at home after work.

Studies show readers love tablets

Source Nieman Journalism Lab on July 12, 2012 0 Comments
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From Pew’s several studies to Roger Fidler’s Reynolds Journalism Institute surveys, the news is almost unreservedly good. People like to read news on the tablet.

3 possible changes spurred by tablet publishing

Source Mequoda on July 12, 2012 0 Comments
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Typically, throughout the years we’ve seen this time of the evening to be when news is consumed through newspapers and television. Now the iPad is turning into the popular device to use.

Keeping an eye on mobile site performance

Source Service Assurance Daily on July 12, 2012 0 Comments
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A study by Roger Fidler, program director of digital publishing at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, shows that tablet owners are typically using their devices at home after 5 p.m, making such devices the equivalent of the old evening newspaper.

How RJI’s mobile news research could expand to benefit community news

Source Knight Digital Media Center on July 11, 2012 0 Comments
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KDMC takes a closer look at the latest mobile survey results and offers advice on information that would be useful to community news organizations.

Study shows iPad is replacing the evening news

Source Slate on July 10, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Old people love to read the news on the iPad. So says a new study by the Reynolds Journalism Institute, which finds that while youngsters like to read the news on their phones, adults in the ancient 35-and-up demographic favor large-media tablets.

Tablet users prefer reading news in the evening

Source NetNewsCheck on July 10, 2012 0 Comments
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Tablet owners spend more time consuming news at home after work than people who don't own the devices, according to a new study from the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Could tablets change the afternoon news cycle?

By RJI on July 9, 2012 0 Comments News

For news organizations, the Apple iPad and comparable tablets appear to be becoming a real alternative to printing presses, televisions and radios, but they may also start changing when newspapers update content. As part of the third installment from the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Media News Consumption Survey, researchers confirmed that owners of large media tablets tend to spend more time consuming news than those who don’t own them and they do so while relaxing at home after work.

Q3: Which mobile devices are owners using most frequently for news?

Executive Summary: 2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey

For news organizations, the Apple iPad and comparable large media tablets appear to be well on their way to becoming a viable alternative to printing presses, televisions and radios.