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RJI: Publishers optimistic about industry's future

Source News & Tech on September 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Despite industry-wide challenges, publishers of U.S. dailies remain confident about the future of newspapers. And print, publishers say, will continue to play a significant role in their operations.

Survey: U.S. publishers optimistic about future of newspapers

Source JimRomenesko.com on September 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

A survey by Missouri School of Journalism’s Reynolds Journalism Institute finds that most publishers of U.S. dailies remain optimistic about the future of newspapers: 40% are “somewhat optimistic,” 25% are “very optimistic,” 4% are “not optimistic,” and 31% are neutral.

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).

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By Brian Steffens on September 7, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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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

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By Brian Steffens on August 24, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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By Brian Steffens on August 17, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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By Brian Steffens on August 10, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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Journalism Professor Mike Jenner expects more newspapers to begin charging for digital content

Source Mizzou Magazine on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
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According to research performed by RJI's Insight and Survey Center and Mike Jenner, the number of papers with a pay wall is likely to rise across the board and readers can expect to pay more for quality news in the coming years.

RJI survey shows smartphone users are not abandoning print

Source The Island Packet on August 6, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

People who use smartphones are not abandoning print media any faster than non-users, according to a study by the Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.

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By Brian Steffens on August 3, 2012 0 Comments Blogs
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Are iPhone users richer & better-educated than Android users?

Source Android Authority on August 2, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

RJI’s Roger Fidler has found that — surprise! — iOS and Android are the leading mobile platforms in the consumption of news and content from subscriptions and apps. However, a big portion of the respondents admit to using more than one platform in consuming media, which include a mix of smartphones, tablets and Android-powered e-readers.

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

Source Poynter on August 1, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

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

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.