I'm interested in how readers process and remember news stories, and I'd like to better understand how stories can be made more comprehensible and memorable. This means I need to study the brain. I’ve spent my first few weeks of The Washington Post’s Reynolds Fellowship trying to brush up on the basics of psychophysiology.
I’m conducting research interviews to better understand media use motivations and preferences of 18- to 29-year-old careerists. Nine interviews in and I’m observing an interesting and unanticipated pattern from the data.
Mobile media users are more likely than nonusers to give higher credibility rankings to national newspapers and most other mainstream news media. They also tend to place greater importance on getting news every day and on the source of news.
When it comes to local news, journalists may have more freedom to interject some opinion into tweets, according to a recent survey of residents in two major U.S. metropolitan areas. However, survey participants indicated that they preferred objective or impartial tweets about national news.
University of Missouri School of Journalism scholars Mike Jenner, Esther Thorson, and Anna Kim analyzed paywall practices by surveying 416 publishers, or designees such as executive editors, from daily newspapers across the U.S.
I’m willing to wager that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduced today will give a boost to news organizations as well as Apple. Samsung has already demonstrated that there’s a market for so-called “phablets.” The addition of Apple’s strong brand is certain to validate this marriage of smartphones and mini tablets.
Smartphone owners who also have tablets are much more likely to use their smartphones for consuming news organization content than those who do not have tablets, according to the latest mobile media survey from RJI.
During a doctor visit, patients check various boxes on information forms to provide insight about their medical history and current health conditions. This offers more focused care for the patient. Treepple, a University of Missouri-developed news application, uses a similar approach to gather data for a tailoring engine that generates health news content specific to individual users.
Both tablets and smartphones are used by a majority of owners for keeping up with the news, but tablets are used for news by a much higher percentage of owners aged 55 or older than by those aged 18-34.
The pairing of large tablets with smartphones has important implications for news organizations. Nearly 9 in 10 large tablet owners also use smartphones according to the latest mobile media survey from RJI. Only 4 in 10 smartphone owners said they also used large tablets.
Nikki Usher, 2014-2015 Reynolds Fellow, discusses the rise of venture capital in the online journalism space. Why the VC turn to content now, and how will the digital newsrooms keep their sites sustainable?
More than 6 in 10 smartphone owners are now routinely using news apps on their smartphones according to the latest Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) mobile media survey. Nearly 3 in 10 are using smartphone news apps branded by newspapers.
While the percentage of U.S. adults who use smartphones and/or tablets continues to grow, the use of mobile media by people aged 55 or older, who now represent more than 60 percent of non-users, will be a critical factor in future growth according to the latest Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) mobile media poll.
2013 was the year when paywalls became the norm for newspapers. 70 percent of newspapers now have some sort of paywall, according to a survey by the Reynolds Journalism Institute. That's up from 41 percent in 2011 and 47 percent in 2012.
Do you know who is running for office in the April elections? Do you know what other issues are on the ballot? Do you care? Of course you should and the odds are you probably do. That’s according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the Insight and Survey Center at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.
A survey by the Reynolds Journalism Institute finds that the smartphone has become an important platform for accessing the news. Sixty-three percent of smartphone users report that they used their smartphone to access news semi-regularly during a 2012 survey.