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

Source Adweek on June 19, 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.

ASNE retools for the future

Source American Journalism Review on June 14, 2012 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, ASNE

ASNE, which dropped "Newspaper" from its name in favor of "News" in 2009, has fought to remain relevant during a time in which the future of printed newspapers is far from certain.

ASNE names Arnie Robbins as new executive director

Source American Journalism Review on June 10, 2012 0 Comments
ASNE, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Arnie Robbins, who stepped down as editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last month, will be the new executive director of the American Society of News Editors starting July 9.

ASNE names former Post-Dispatch editor as director

Source The Republic on June 10, 2012 0 Comments
ASNE, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The ASNE announced the hiring Monday of Arnie Robbins, who stepped down last month after 15 years at the newspaper, including more than six years as editor.

Survey shows two-thirds of adults use mobile devices

Source Columbia Daily Tribune on June 8, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

RJI researchers interviewed more than 1,000 respondents and divided mobile devices into four categories: large tablets, small tablets, e-readers and smartphones.

Apple, Amazon dominating tablet, E-reader market, RJI survey shows

Source MU News Bureau on June 4, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Despite the large number of mobile device users, Roger Fidler, the program director for digital publishing at RJI, says that mobile news products do not appear to be replacing printed newspapers as quickly as was earlier predicted.

Joy Mayer to run engagement seminar at RJI

Source Missouri Press Association on May 15, 2012 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, engagement, RJI

In this new training opportunity from the Missouri Press Foundation, Joy Mayer of the Missouri School of Journalism will teach you not only about the digital tools that make that conversation easier, but she’ll offer her expert insight into how to open your newsroom up to interaction with your community.

Jim Spencer of Newsy speaks at RJInnovation Week

Source Newsy on May 14, 2012 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

During RJI week, Spencer expanded upon recent Pew research.

Fidler supports Tribune's paid content model

Source Columbia Tribune on May 2, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Charging readers for online content has boosted newspaper circulation numbers across the country and at the Tribune.

Engineering students compete in RJI contest

RJInnovation Week, Mike McKean, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Two computer science students from the University of Missouri College of Engineering were on the winning team of the 2012 Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) Student Competition.

Local news/ad widget wins 2012 RJI Student Competition

Source EContent on April 29, 2012 0 Comments
RJInnovation Week, Mike McKean, Reuben Stern, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Tasked with finding low cost ways for advertisers to reach target audiences, these students developed a widget that created a self service network with personalized content on Hearst Newspaper websites.

RJI Innovation Week: Community engagement

Source Documentary Focus on April 26, 2012 0 Comments
RJInnovation Week, Joy Mayer, Reuben Stern, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

What do documentary filmmaking and engagement have in common? Nick Gass tells us what he learned during RJInnovation Week 2012.

RJI Innovation: Analytics & Social Media

Source Crockett Chronicles on April 26, 2012 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Mizzou J-School is usually bursting to the seams with brilliance. This week, it erupted, thanks to RJI’s Innovation Week. Although I couldn’t attend every event, there was one I was able to catch that I found particularly useful: how to optimize analytics and social media.

Hearst & Reynolds Journalism Institute announce winners of 2012 student media design competition

Source Hearst on April 24, 2012 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Hearst Corporation's Innovation group and the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute today announced the winners of their annual student competition, which is aimed at building creative solutions to real-world media challenges.

What news as a conversation looks like, from RJI's Joy Mayer

Source Public Insight Network on April 23, 2012 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, engagement, RJI

Joy Mayer, an engagement expert and associate professor at the University of Missouri's journalism program, spoke at the Reynolds Journalism Institute's Innovation Week conference on April 23. She explained why it's necessary to expand what it means to "cover" an issue.

Reynolds Fellow engages students through games

Source KBIA on April 18, 2012 0 Comments
Peter Meng, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Each week, for the last 10 weeks, a group of MU students has been intercepting video transmissions — from the future. Ava, a future MU researcher, is shown speaking to a high-tech-looking computer that aids her quest with what she calls “The REBOOT.” The app is a product of Reynolds Fellow Peter Meng.

POYi winning photography on display in Chicago

Source Chicago Tribune on April 18, 2012 0 Comments
POYi, Pictures of the Year International, RJI

The Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Photography Center will host the 69th annual Pictures of the Year International Education & Awards Program this weekend. The two-day event features presentations by POYi award winners and a 50-print exhibition.

Powerful Images from Pictures of the Year International

Source Clearing Customs on April 16, 2012 0 Comments
POYi, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

There’s so much at POYi to see. Not only does it take a while to wander around the links and look at the photos, there’s plenty of descriptive text, and then sometimes you just have to take some time to let the images sink in.

Randy Picht leaves AP, joins RJI

Source Associated Press on April 12, 2012 0 Comments
Randy Picht, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Randy Picht announced his departure from the Associated Press after 29 years of service. He has accepted a position with the Reynolds Journalism Institute as its executive director.

Randy Picht to lead journalism institute at Missouri

Source Federal News Radio on April 12, 2012 0 Comments
Randy Picht, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Randy Picht, a longtime executive at The Associated Press and most recently the news cooperative's chief of bureau in four states in the upper Midwest, has been named as executive director for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.