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3 possible changes spurred by tablet publishing

Source Mequoda on July 12, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

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
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

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
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

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
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

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.

Survey: Tablets the new evening paper?

Source News & Tech on July 9, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

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.

RJI study shows iPad is the new evening newspaper

Source Jim Romenesko on July 9, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The iPad and other tablets may prompt newspapers to start changing when they update content, reports Roger Fidler, program director of digital publishing at Reynolds Journalism Institute thanks to a new study by the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Mobile users shifting news landscape, but they haven't abandoned print

Source Island Packet on July 9, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Two-thirds of U.S. adults now use at least one mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, but those folks have not abandoned print as a news source, according to a survey conducted by the Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Survey: Smartphones remain favorite mobile news source among young adults

Source Poynter on July 9, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The research, which relied on a phone survey of about 1,000 people, replicated previous findings that people prefer using their tablets in the evening.

Smartphones vs. tablets: Who uses what and how?

Source Potratz on July 3, 2012 0 Comments

Approximately sixty-seven percent of American adults use some kind of mobile device, whether it be a smartphone or a tablet. But who are they exactly? It’s important to know, especially if you are serving up mobile ads.

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By Brian Steffens on June 29, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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By Brian Steffens on June 22, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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Survey shows young people in U.S. read the news when it's available on mobile devices

Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The latest findings from the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s (RJI) recent National Mobile Media News Consumption Survey show that, despite popular belief, young people are interested in reading news -- as long as it's available on mobile devices.

Study: iPad Owners Consume More News

Source Mediabistro on June 21, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Not only were iPad users across age groups more likely to go to news organizations for information—they also spent more time reading the news compared to people who do not own iPads.

The chart that shows why iPad apps are so appealing to news orgs

Source Poynter on June 20, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler’s survey of mobile media device users finds that iPad owners are, by far, the most likely to use a mobile device for news consumption. They also spend more time with news on average than those who do not own iPads.

Data Points: Print Loyalists Mobile users aren’t abandoning print any faster than non-mobile users

Source Adweek on June 20, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Two-thirds of U.S. adults now use at least one mobile media device such as a smartphone or tablet, and they’re the kind of people marketers want to reach—they skew more educated and higher-income than people who don’t own those devices.

Q2: What are owners doing with their mobile media devices?

Executive Summary: 2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey

The rapid adoption of Apple iPads and comparable large media tablets is clearly disrupting the way people engage with the digital world. Tablets also are fostering new media habits that are directly impacting news organizations worldwide. Journalists and news executives can take some encouragement from knowing that nearly all surveys, including this one, have found consuming news to be one of the most popular uses for tablets, even among owners ages 18-34.

Summary: What Are Owners Doing with Their Mobile Media Devices?

By RJI on June 19, 2012 0 Comments News

Contrary to popular belief, young adults are seriously interested in consuming news provided by news organizations if they can get it on their mobile media devices.