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Apple Samsung: Roger Fidler video may determine who will win legal battle

Source ITGawker on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
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Tablet video showing Roger Fidler in 1994 could be the key in Apple's infringement case against Samsung.

Roger Fidler video may determine who will win the tablet legal battle

Source International Business Times on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

A 1994 video of Roger Fidler with an iPad like device is casting doubt on whether Apple can copyright the design of the iPad.

Is the iPad an 18-year-old idea borrowed from Roger Fidler?

Source ITProPortal on March 13, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In the mid-nineties, when laptops amazed gadget lovers, one man predicted the next big thing: a touchable screen meant to deliver information on regular basis and designed to replace the newspaper.

Did RJI's Roger Fidler invent the iPad?

Source DailyBHaskar on March 12, 2012 0 Comments
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Roger Fidler's 1994 tablet video shows an iPad-like device. Did he create what Apple would later call the iPad? He thinks so.

Did Roger Fidler ‘invent’ the iPad in 1994?

Source Black Friday Magazine on March 12, 2012 1 Comment
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The idea for an iPad like tablet can be traced back to a 1994 project with Roger Fidler. Did Apple steal his idea?

Meet the man who says he invented the tablet in 1994

Source Daily Mail on March 11, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The story of people staking their claim of invention over a hot topic is not new, and many would write Roger Fidler's theories off as sour grapes.
But, because his team taped a promotional video about his dreams of making a tablet in 1994, the veracity of Apple's original idea is coming into question.

For tablet computer visionary Roger Fidler, a lot of what-ifs

Source Washington Post on March 9, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In 1994 Roger Fidler predicted tablets would exist in the future. After the announcement of the iPad and the resurfacing of Fidler's Knight Ridder video, Fidler and his colleagues are wondering about what might have been.

Did Roger Fidler ‘invent’ the iPad in 1994 at a Knight-Ridder lab?

Source Tab Times on March 9, 2012 0 Comments
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A 1994 video shows an iPad-like device long before Apple debuted its latest gem raising questions on whether the touchscreen tablet was Apple's ideas, or someone else's first.

Reynolds Fellow debuts social media classified ad platform at Silicon Valley Launch Festival

By RJI on March 8, 2012 2 Comments News

Peter Meng, 2011-2012 fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri School of Journalism has developed a digital classified ad platform that incorporates social media to help newspapers win back classified advertising from other online sources. It is estimated that recent digital disruption of conventional classified advertising has cost traditional news organizations billions in lost revenues. Meng believes is platform will create a new, steady stream of revenue for news operations.

Roger Fidler dreamed of an iPad-like device in the 1980s

Source KSDK on March 7, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Although the iPad is new technology, RJI's Roger Fidler predicted in the 80s that tablets would exist in the future.

Reynolds Fellow ditches laptop, covers conference with mobile tools

Source MediaShift on March 5, 2012 0 Comments
Clyde Bentley, mobile journalism, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Reynolds Fellow Clyde Bentley shares his experience covering the 2012 Mobile World Conference using mobile tools in place of the more traditional laptop.

Research: Weekly publishers optimistic about future

Source SCPA eBulletin on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The extensive survey of publishers was paid for by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and the Missouri School of Journalism's Houston Harte Chair. Using the database of non-daily newspapers provided by the National Newspaper Association, more than 400 in-depth telephone interviews were conducted in October by the Center for Advanced Social Research, the research arm of MU's Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Clyde Bentley on technology journalism: The jobs are there; the journalists are not

Source MediaShift Idea Lab on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
Clyde Bentley, mobile, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

While at the 2012 Mobile World Congress Reynolds Fellow Clyde Bentley learned while technology journalism is booming, few are teaching it to future journalists.

Boston Globe photographer takes third place in POYi sports category

Source Boston Globe on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
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The Globe’s Jim Davis was named one of the best sports photographers in the world by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Damon Winter wins POYi's 2011 Multimedia Portfolio of the Year Award

Source Photo District News on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
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Winter was honored for a portfolio that included video and stills for "Finding Purpose After Living With Delusion," about a man living with schizophrenia, "Sky Cowboys," about the iron workers rebuilding 1 World Trade Center, and his contributions to "A Year at War: Coming Home."

Conference panel tells newspapers: Don't fear the paywall plunge

Source NetNewsCheck on February 28, 2012 0 Comments

Newspapers of any size don't have to worry that the sky will fall if they adopt a paid content model, three papers that erected paywalls said on Tuesday.

Weekly publishers optimistic about future

Source SNPA on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Using the database of non-daily newspapers provided by the National Newspaper Association, more than 400 in-depth telephone interviews were conducted in October by the Center for Advanced Social Research, the research arm of MU’s Reynolds Journalism Institute.

RJI survey: 42% of non-dailies use paywalls

Source Net News Check on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

According to a new survey from the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association weekly publishers are upbeat about the future of newspapers — in print and online.

Steffens: Four big obstacles confront print journalism

Source Mid-America Press Institute on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
Brian Steffens, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

As the communications director at Reynolds Journalism Institute, Steffens spoke at the Mid-America Press Institute gathering in St. Louis Feb. 11 about the state of the news industry, where it might be going and how it might get there.

Paul Bolls works to make Tulsaworld.com brain friendly

Source PressForward blog for Tulsaworld.com on February 24, 2012 0 Comments
Paul Bolls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Paul Bolls will use Tulsaworld.com as part of his Reynolds Fellow project to create a brain-friendly website design.