To assist newspapers with the planning process, Inland Press Association, in partnership with Mather Economics and the Reynolds Journalism Institute, is overhauling its comprehensive National Cost and Revenue Study to make it more modern and user-friendly.
While many news organizations still focus much of their mobile strategy and budget on building apps, new research from the Reynolds Journalism Institute finds that more people access mobile news via the web browser on their smartphone or tablet, rather than an app. What's more: mobile news consumers seem to like the browser experience better.
Usage of smartphones together with tablets for news has more than doubled. A 2013 mobile media news consumption survey found that women have been rapidly adopting the use of tablets — especially mini tablets — as their mobile device of choice.
This report examines the use of media tablets and smartphones for news. Respondents who had used a tablet and/or a smartphone during the week prior to taking the surveys increased by only three percentage points overall between Q1 2012 and Q1 2013.
The next generation of reporters has something new in their toolbox and it could forever change broadcasting into a hands-free, first person experience. Google Glass — a wearable computer that’s not yet available to the public – has been put in the hands of developers and other testers in the Glass Explorers program to field test, and for the last month, I’ve been experimenting with Glass to see how reporters might be able to use this hands-free device.
There are about 38,000 full-time daily newspaper journalists at nearly 1,400 newspapers in the United States. That's a 2,600-person decrease from last year's 40,600. Of the 38,000 employees, about 4,700 or 12.37 percent are racial minorities.