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Fellow weighs in as Obama, Romney clash in combative town hall debate

Source STL Beacon on October 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mitchell S. McKinney, politics, presidential debate, RJI

The 90-minute encounter presented a stark contrast to their first debate, during which a more passive Obama had failed to challenge some of Romney’s assertions. On Tuesday, Obama sought to control the discussion, often confronting Romney on issues such as the auto bailout, taxes and China outsourcing.

Fellow says viewers will receive greatest benefit in presidential town hall debate

Source Newsroom America on October 15, 2012 0 Comments
Mitchell S. McKinney, politics, presidential debate, RJI

Citizens at home viewing the town hall presidential debate may be the greatest beneficiaries from the event, according to Mitchell S. McKinney, a University of Missouri associate professor of communication and presidential debate expert.

Breaking news is broken and Circa wants to fix it

Source All Things D on October 15, 2012 0 Comments
David Cohn, Reynolds Fellow, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Circa, which launches today for iPhones after nearly a year of secrecy, is a news app designed specifically for mobile. Its modest goal: To completely overhaul breaking news and the experience of receiving updates on a developing story.

Reynolds Fellow David Cohn talks Circa

Source Digidave.org on October 15, 2012 0 Comments
David Cohn, Reynolds Fellow, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In April, just on the heels of leaving Spot.Us, I announced joining the team at Circa as the founding editor. Six month’s later – I’m happy to point to our new website and more importantly our new App which is available in the Apple App Store (If you like the App – feel free to give it a review!).

MU researchers find outlook optimistic for print media

Source Maneater on October 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Even with the loss of advertising revenue and subscriptions, newspaper publishers hold an optimistic view of the future of print journalism, a study conducted by MU researchers found.

We want your help with a Twitter experiment to gauge reaction to the vice presidential debate

Source Dallas Morning News on October 10, 2012 0 Comments
Mitchell S. McKinney, politics, presidential debate, RJI

With the help of our partner researchers at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, we’ll share highlights and trends of what sparked the most reaction, pro and con.

Newspapers bullish on print editions, study finds

Source Columbia Tribune on October 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

Despite an economic downturn that has forced newspapers to cut staff in recent years, publishers of U.S. daily newspapers are optimistic about the future of their industry, according to a University of Missouri study.

Hyperlocal online ads are about to get a lot bigger — billboard-sized

Source StreetFight on October 5, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Sokoloff, advertising networks, Reynolds Fellow, RJI

The next time you are in your doctor’s office, at the mall or at the local sports arena, the ad that you see on a plasma TV display or a digital kiosk could have been purchased and placed there using the same type of system advertisers are using today to buy and place online display ads.

Newspaper publishers optimistic about future…but

Source Grumpy Editor on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

While newspaper publishers are optimistic about the future and digital platforms, more than 40 percent see declining staffs as a serious threat, finds a survey from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, notes Grumpy Editor.

Twitter hits records during Obama-Romney debate

Source Dallas News on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
Brian Houston, Mitchell S. McKinney, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Dallas Morning News worked with the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri to try to make sense of the cacophony by looking at how reactions in North Texas and other parts of the country compared to the broader Twitterverse.

Newspaper publishers optimistic about the future, RJI survey shows

Source Newsroom America on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

In the largest survey of its kind, Michael Jenner, the Houston Harte Endowed Chair at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU, found that nearly two-thirds of responding publishers expressed optimism for the future, while only 4 percent of respondents were not optimistic about the industry.

Two-thirds of newspaper publishers optimistic about the future

Source ASNE on October 1, 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.

Report: Users have emotional responses to news apps

Source Fierce Developer on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Paul Bolls, research, advertising, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

According to the study, media consumers can be divided into two camps: those that seek rewards (like Pavlov's dog) and those that avoid threats.

RJI opens lab to work with Microsoft operating system

Source Missouri Press Association on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Microsoft Lab, Reynolds Journalism Institute, RJI

The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism is opening a Microsoft Application Development Lab on its Columbia campus.

Frank Denton: Readers suggest, and we deliver

Source Florida Times Union on September 29, 2012 0 Comments

You care about your community. And you care about your state and — especially — about your country.

Presidents in the Spotlight: POYi presents 70 years of White House Photography

Source The Big Picture on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
POYi, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute

An exhibition of White House photography is on the road to share the insider's view. The Pictures of the Year International’s (POYi) historical exhibition, ‘The Presidential Image: 70 Years of the Best in White House Photography,’ is traveling to Western Kentucky University and then on to the Lynn University Library at Boca Raton, Fla., where it will featured at an upcoming presidential debate.

Presidential debates may influence outcome of 2012 presidential election says RJI expert

Source MU News Bureau on September 25, 2012 0 Comments
Mitchell S. McKinney, politics, presidential debate, RJI

Mitchell McKinney, University of Missouri professor of communication in the College of Arts and Science and internationally recognized scholar of presidential debates, has identified the specific conditions necessary for debates to be influential in the outcome of an election.

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.