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Breaking news is broken and Circa wants to fix it

Source All Things D on October 15, 2012 0 Comments
David Cohn, Reynolds Fellow, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Circa, which launches today for iPhones after nearly a year of secrecy, is a news app designed specifically for mobile. Its modest goal: To completely overhaul breaking news and the experience of receiving updates on a developing story.

Reynolds Fellow David Cohn talks Circa

Source Digidave.org on October 15, 2012 0 Comments
David Cohn, Reynolds Fellow, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In April, just on the heels of leaving Spot.Us, I announced joining the team at Circa as the founding editor. Six month’s later – I’m happy to point to our new website and more importantly our new App which is available in the Apple App Store (If you like the App – feel free to give it a review!).

RJI links 10.12.12

By Brian Steffens on October 12, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

SNPA 2012: Notes and nuggets

By Brian Steffens on October 8, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

Heard and learned at the Southern Newspaper Publishers’ Association Summit 2012

RJI opens lab to work with Microsoft operating system

Source Missouri Press Association on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Microsoft Lab, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism is opening a Microsoft Application Development Lab on its Columbia campus.

RJI links 9.28.12 - Update from SNPA 2012

By Brian Steffens on September 28, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

RJI links 9.21.12

By Brian Steffens on September 21, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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National media study reveals need to optimize online news content in response to consumers’ motivational tendencies

By RJI on September 18, 2012 0 Comments News

The results of a national media study revealed that adults who are motivated to seek out rewards rather than avoid threats are more likely to use mobile media platforms to access local and national news compared to adults who are more concerned with avoiding threats than seeking out rewards.

RJI links 9.14.12 - Update from LMA 2012

By Brian Steffens on September 14, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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News and commentary of interest to journalism innovators and entrepreneurs

Advertising may falter; long live marketing

By Brian Steffens on September 13, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

Disruption = fear. Fear = irrationality. Chief marketing officers are confused and scared. That causes erratic behavior and decision making. They're throwing spaghetti at the wall, gasping for ROI.

Digital ad insights from LMA2012

By Brian Steffens on September 13, 2012 0 Comments Blogs

More insights on digital advertising from the Local Media Associations' annual meeting in Atlanta

Survey: People value professional journos, but they're ambivalent about the mainstream media

Source Adweek on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

With people increasingly getting their news on the go, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute surveyed mobile media users on their attitudes towards news sites. The good news for journalists is, mobile users, like consumers overall, place a high value on news that's produced by the professionals (63 percent).

RJI links 9.7.12 - Smartphones one of fastest growing news platforms

By Brian Steffens on September 7, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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RJI opens new lab for app development

Source KOMU on September 6, 2012 0 Comments
Microsoft Lab, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The Reynolds Journalism Institute in the Missouri School of Journalism celebrated the grand opening of the Microsoft App Development Lab Thursday. The lab focuses on creating apps for Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 8, which comes out on October 26.

RJI links 9.1.12

By Brian Steffens on September 1, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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Publishing now open to anyone, but people still prefer professional journalism, RJI study finds

Source PRSA on August 30, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

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.

Professional journalists still desirable

Source Presstext on August 30, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

A survey of 1,000 adults in the U.S.: Even users of mobile Internet services prefer messages that come from the hand of professional editors.

Mobile users prefer mainstream news sites

Source NetNewsCheck on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, 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.

Survey: Public prefers news from professional journalists

Source Poynter on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, 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.

Mobile users still prefer trusted professional journalism

By RJI on August 27, 2012 0 Comments News

RJI survey finds distrust of the news media highest among cable news viewers