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AdFreeq awarded $50k in additional funding

Source aimgroup.com on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Peter Meng, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

AdFreeq received the new funding from Capital Innovators, a St. Louis angel investment group. The company will also provide legal, accounting and marketing services. AdFreeq has been incubated at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

adFreeq tapped for investment

Source Columbia Tribune on September 22, 2012 0 Comments
Peter Meng, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Media startup adFreeq, incubated at the Reynolds Journalism Institute on the University of Missouri campus, was one of six companies selected to participate in a St. Louis startup accelerator program this fall.

MU TIGER CHALLENGE: What was the best moment of the Arizona State game?

Source Columbia Missourian on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
MU Tiger Challenge, RJI

The Missourian is working with KOMU News and the Reynolds Journalism Institute on MU Tiger Challenge, a game that rewards participants for sharing their fan experiences. Win $100 each week, or $1,000 over the season.

Smartphone news readers are driven by psychological rewards

Source Poynter on September 19, 2012 0 Comments
Paul Bolls, research, advertising, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

A study by the Reynolds Journalism Institute and HCD Research compared people’s media use patterns to their fundamental psychological motivations (seeking rewards vs. avoiding threats).

SeeClickFix: Crowdsourced local problem reporting as community news

Source SeeClickFix on September 19, 2012 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, block by block, community news

"It's important not to define news too narrowly. News and information are bleeding together." When Block by Block lead organizer Michele McLellan made this observation during the closing session of the recent Community News Summit, several participants applauded loudly.

Study reveals need to optimize online news content in response to consumers’ motivational tendencies

Source Red Orbit on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Paul Bolls, research, advertising, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The results of a national media study revealed that adults who are motivated to seek out rewards rather than avoid threats are more likely to use mobile media platforms to access local and national news compared to adults who are more concerned with avoiding threats than seeking out rewards.

At precipice, hyperlocals face budget realities

Source NetNewsCheck on September 17, 2012 0 Comments
Michele McLellan, block by block, community news

There was a single word uttered more than any other at last week’s gathering of hyperlocal news websites in Chicago: Bootstrappers.

It’s a word that conjures up more images of the Western frontier than the digital one. Coming from this crowd of mostly online-only publishers, who have adopted it as a self-description and badge of honor in their stand against larger legacy media, it also seems curiously un-techy.

Study finds publishers still optimistic

Source eMissourian on September 15, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at the Missouri School of Journalism is devoted to exploring new ideas, experiments and research that will improve and sustain journalism. In a just completed survey of publishers of U.S. dailies, nearly two-thirds remain optimistic about the future of newspapers

Survey finds publishers optimistic about future

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

In the largest survey of its kind, nearly two-thirds of responding publishers expressed optimism about the future of the newspaper industry. Forty percent said they were “somewhat optimistic,” while 25 percent identified themselves as “very optimistic. Thirty-one percent were neutral. Only four percent identified themselves as “not optimistic;” no respondent chose “not optimistic at all.”

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).

Reynolds Fellow: Should local publishers really try to morph into marketers?

Source Street Fight on September 7, 2012 0 Comments

With publishing revenues constrained in recent years, moving to marketing services sounds like a great idea to many companies. The problem is: no matter how many new marketing products that media companies offer — from SEO consulting to daily deals — most are still not fully aligned from an organizational or mentality standpoint to make this leap.

RJI opens new lab for app development

Source KOMU on September 6, 2012 0 Comments
Microsoft Lab, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The Reynolds Journalism Institute in the Missouri School of Journalism celebrated the grand opening of the Microsoft App Development Lab Thursday. The lab focuses on creating apps for Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 8, which comes out on October 26.

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute opens Microsoft lab

Source Maneater on August 31, 2012 0 Comments
Microsoft Lab, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

This new lab not only provides a new gaming system but also new access to Microsoft brands that were not readily available before.

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.

Roger Fidler's 1994 tablet shows up in Apple court case

Source Electricpig on August 23, 2012 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The tablet was primarily a device built for reading newspapers and magazines, although it never made it further than the concept stage. The Fidler Tablet has been part of Samsung’s case for a while (to reason that Apple didn’t actually invent tablets with flat screens and curved edges), but Apple’s decided to turn the tables.