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Reynolds Fellow says graphic images might not stop smokers

Source Columbia Tribune on August 10, 2011 0 Comments
Paul Bolls, research, advertising

Images of rotting lips, healthy-versus-charred lungs and a man with smoke oozing out of a hole in his throat will soon grace the covers of cigarette packages, but two University of Missouri researchers say the gruesome warnings likely won’t keep people from lighting up.

The Argo philosophy: Capitalize, synthesize, harmonize

Source MediaShift Idea Lab on August 9, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Thompson, Project Argo, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

Project Argo is a collaboration between NPR and member stations to strengthen public media's role in local journalism. As the project has progressed, we've realized that we evolved a set of design and development principles that have guided our work throughout.

DEAR READER: A changing culture deserves an evolving, responsive newsroom

Source Columbia Missourian on August 9, 2011 0 Comments
Joy Mayer, engagement, RJI

Reynolds Fellow Joy Mayer shares her ideas on what newsrooms can do to better engage their audiences.

Small newspapers lead in charging for online content

Source Columbia Business Times on August 5, 2011 0 Comments
Pay Models, pay walls, Mike Jenner, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Nearly half the publishers of small dailies contacted in a recent University of Missouri survey have begun charging for online content. In more than 300 phone interviews with publishers of daily U.S. newspapers, 46 percent of publishers of daily newspapers less than 25,000 circulation now require payment for at least some of their online content. Among newspapers with greater than 25,000 circulation, 24 percent now charge.

Pictures of the Year International photos visit South Korea as part of photo display

Source Korea Joongang Daily on August 3, 2011 0 Comments
POYi, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

During the festival, the student gymnasium will be transformed into a gallery for an exhibition of more than 140 photos from 68th annual Pictures of the Year International competition.

Mizzou partnerships: Mobile reporting

A video featuring Will Sullivan, Reynolds Fellow 2010-2011.

Have you taken RJI’s 2011 iPad survey yet? Do it now!

Source SND on July 29, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Reynolds Journalism Institute’s iPad/Tablet Research Project has been the first of its kind already (twice now, really). And they’re at it again.

RJI's Keith Politte joins group seeking ultrafast Internet

Source Columbia Tribune on July 27, 2011 0 Comments
Keith Politte, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Keith Politte shares his thoughts on why faster broadband Internet should be available in Columbia.

Another newspaper to charge readers for online content

Source Media Post News on July 25, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

More newspapers are added pay models for online content and an RJI survey shows as many as 60% of newspapers will be charging in a few years as publishers continue to struggle.

IPad defies skeptics with users reporting increased satisfaction longer device is used

Source Net News Publisher on July 24, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

An internationally recognized authority on media tablets and e-readers from the University of Missouri, has found that iPad owners are reporting exceptionally high levels of satisfaction and that user satisfaction appears to be increasing the longer they use the device.

Take the summer international iPad/tablet survey

Source The Magical Tablet on July 20, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

RJI is conducting its third tablet survey. Unlike our previous tablet surveys, this is open to all media tablet users, not just the iPad.

ASNE high school journalism training workshops in full swing

Source This Week @ ASNE on July 20, 2011 0 Comments
RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In addition to studying core journalism issues, the educators will create an online publication and establish a social media presence specific to their institute.

Guest commentary by Mike Fancher: A tipping point for journalism

Source STL Today on July 15, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Fancher, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

American journalism is at a tipping point. The Internet has disrupted the business model that underwrote local news for more than 100 years. The Great Recession made matters worse, resulting in local newspaper and television newsrooms dramatically cutting staffs and other news resources.

iPad: User satisfaction increases over time

Source Macity on July 12, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Growing customer satisfaction within a few months iPad: Users of Apple's tablet using multiple apps and spend more time reading and information. This was revealed by a study carried out in two stages in the United States by the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Survey: Love for iPad grows over time

By RJI on July 12, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, ipad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

A study released Monday by the University of Missouri suggests that Pad users don’t become more tired of their tablet device over time. In fact, satisfaction actually increases the longer a person uses the device.

Survey says iPad users like to lounge in easy chairs, browse on Safari

Source Seattle Post Intelligencer on July 12, 2011 0 Comments
logos, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The iPad may be for people on the go, but most iPad owners prefer to use them as they lounge on the couch or in their bedrooms, according to a recent survey.

SpotUS: Crowdfunding 2.0 for journalism

Source NetNewsCheck on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
David Cohn, crowdfunding, spotus,, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

SpotUs was an early experiment in crowdfunding, or community-funded journalism. Powered by the same micro-funding thinking that fueled the Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, the Oakland-based David Cohn saw himself as a kind of matchmaker, putting readers hungry for more depth- and context-heavy reporting together with the journalists who could often no longer afford to provide it.

iPad defies skeptics, user satisfaction still increasing, MU survey finds

Source MU News Bureau on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, iPad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Roger Fidler, program director for digital publishing at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, has been conducting surveys of iPad users since last fall to gain insights into how iPad owners use the devices in their daily lives and how the iPad may influence journalism and news consumption. Fidler says he is surprised by the high levels of user satisfaction.

Mobile app simplifies claims process

Source Property Casual 360 on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
RJI, Futures Lab, mobile

The app, created by a combination of journalism and computer science students at the university’s Reynolds Journalism Institute, also includes simple daily tools, including a gas mileage calculator and a car game for kids.

Most-used iPad apps according to RJI survey

Source Computerworld on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
Roger Fidler, ipad, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

So I was glad to see the question "What are the three apps you use most frequently on your iPad?" included in the Reynolds Journalism Institute's spring 2011 iPad survey. What's used more often is more interesting data than how many times something's been downloaded (and possibly languishing unopened).