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How Google+ Hangouts will transform traditional TV broadcasting

Source Lost Remote on January 11, 2012 0 Comments
U_News, Jen Reeves, Sarah Hill, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

KOMU is the first broadcaster to integrate the live video chats on-air. Since then, other TV shops have been experimenting with Hangouts.

Newspaper readers like local content, study reminds

Source Kearney Hub on December 28, 2011 0 Comments

A University of Missouri study debunks most of the negative talk about newspapers and shows they remain prime information sources

Matt Thompson shares what he would have done differently if NPR's Project Argo started in 2012

Source MediaShift Idea Lab on December 27, 2011 0 Comments
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2008-2009 Reynolds Fellow Matt Thompson shares a few ideas on what he would do differently had Project Argo started in 2012.

Local newspaper readership stays strong

Source Media Post News on December 27, 2011 0 Comments
RJI Insight and Survey Center, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Local newspapers remain the dominant source of news in small towns and rural areas, according to the results of a new survey performed by the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Insight and Survey Center and the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism on behalf of the National Newspaper Association.

U_News to change time slots

Source NewscastStudio on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The interactive newscast will move to the 11 a.m. time slot in hopes of receiving more audience participation.

Survey shows preference for community news

Source The Recorder on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
CASR, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The 2011 results of an annual survey conducted by the National Newspaper Association and the research arm of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism show that 74 percent of people in communities served by a newspaper with circulations under 15,000 read a local newspaper each week.

Research team aims to study online voting

Source Columbia Tribune on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
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The grant from the Department of Defense Federal Voting Assistance Program will fund research and development of a system to help those voters properly vote and be counted.

Missouri researchers to study online voting

Source The Examiner on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
RJI Insight and Survey Center, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

A team of Missouri researchers trained in technology, cyber-security and elections management will use a $740,000 Department of Defense grant to explore Internet-based and mobile phone voting applications.

Researchers look into mobile, online voting

Source Columbia Missourian on December 15, 2011 0 Comments
Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

A $740,000 federal grant was awarded to the Boone County Clerk for collaboration with MU and the Missouri secretary of state to develop a new voting system that utilizes the Internet and mobile technology.

Reynolds Fellow finds online surfing promotes reading habit

Source Times of India on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

While some people still perceive news tied to traditional media, others now hold a much broader perception of how the process goes beyond what is reported by journalists, the Information Research journal reports.

Spot.Us to play important role with Public Insight Network

Source NetNewsCheck on December 12, 2011 0 Comments
David Cohn, crowdfunding, spotus, spot.us, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

COO and senior VP of American Public Media shares his thoughts on the role Spot.Us will have following its merger with PIN.

NPR stations see big growth for Argo blogs as the pilot winds down

Source Nieman Journalism Lab on December 12, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, Project Argo, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

As the project winds down this month, stations seem to have found the experience valuable — valuable enough that 10 of 12 are trying to keep their blogs alive (with the other two still trying to keep their bloggers employed), even though funding (from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Knight Foundation) dries up at the end of this year.

Digital pioneer looks at new way of reading newspapers

Source Joplin Globe on December 11, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, tablet, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

To Roger Fidler reading the newspaper means getting ink on his hands and charging up his tablet.

Survey quantifies longstanding bond between newspapers and communities

Source Kearney Hub on December 11, 2011 0 Comments
RJI Insight and Survey Center, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

A study performed by the RJI Insight and Survey Center found strong ties between newspapers and their communities.

RJI report emphasizes importance of traditional preservation methods

Source The Spokesman-Review on December 11, 2011 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

A white paper from the Reynolds Journalism Institute emphasizes the importance of continuing traditional preservation methods in this digital age.

Reynolds Journalism Institute leader retires

Source Columbia Tribune on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
Pam Johnson, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

After serving as executive director since 2004, Pam Johnson decided to retire from the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

David Cohn experiments with journalism

David Cohn, crowdfunding, spotus, spot.us, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

David Cohn met with a class in California to discuss crowdfunding and how Spot.Us is changing journalism.

Survey: Readers prefer community newspapers for local news and information

Source SCPA eBulletin on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
RJI Insight and Survey Center, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The survey, in its sixth year, shows consistent trends. Readers prefer the printed copy to the online version, with 48 percent saying they never read the local news online.

Survey results show customers prefer getting news and advertising from community newspapers

Source News & Tech on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
RJI Insight and Survey Center, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The NNA survey said 48 percent of those surveyed never read local news online, and 51 percent preferred getting advertising in the printed newspaper while only 11 percent preferred to see ads on the Internet.

News reading online is gaining prominence, MU study shows

Source Science Codex on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

New research from the University of Missouri shows that Internet users often do not make the conscious decision to read news online, but they come across news when they are searching for other information or doing non-news related activities online, such as shopping or visiting social networking sites.