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2013 Q1 Research Report 3: Usage of smartphones together with tablets for news has more than doubled RJI-DPA Mobile Media Research Project

Report examines the use of media tablets and smartphones for news. Respondents who had used a tablet and/or a smartphone during the week prior to taking the surveys increased by only three percentage points overall between Q1 2012 and Q1 2013. But within this grouping, the percentage of news consumers who used both mobile devices … Continue reading

2013 Research: Media tablets now used by at least one-third of U.S. adults

                 Growth of large tablets may be slower in 2013       Profile of mobile media users in 2013      Profile of smartphone users in 2013                            Profile of smartphone news consumers in 2013       Profile of large media tablet users in 2013       Profile of large tablet news consumers Click to enlarge charts Research by RJ Institute … Continue reading

Mobile users prefer professional media

A majority of respondents overall — mobile media users and non-users — shared a generally favorable opinion of professional journalists, when asked if they agreed or disagreed with a series of statements on a five-point scale. That’s the good news. The bad news, or shall we say the “more thought-provoking news,” is that respondents in both categories also were about equally … Continue reading

RJ Institute Opens New Application Development Lab

The newly-remodeled space in RJI’s Futures Lab is equipped with Windows-based laptops, tablets, hybrids and smartphones. The lab also includes Xbox 360 gaming systems with Kinect for Xbox 360-enabled motion, gaming and videoconferencing capabilities that will allow for new forms of interaction in business, communications and health care experiments. In addition to hardware, software and … Continue reading

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute works with citizens, journalists and researchers to strengthen democracy through better journalism.  RJI seeks out the most exciting new ideas, tests them with real-world experiments, uses social science research to assess their effectiveness and delivers solutions  that citizens and journalists can put to use in their own communities.

Aston Martin DB10

Production will be strictly limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and highly skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters.

Architect Oscar Niemeyer

"My work is not about form follows function, but form follows beauty or, even better, form follows feminine."

BACK to BASICS: Portraits

Portraits of people are one of the first elements of the photography used in newspapers.

Typography: x-heigh

In typography, x-heigh refers to the heigh of lower case letters without upper or lower parts when compared to capital letters...

Designer George Lois

“I always knew I was the most talented kid in the school, ” says George Lois of his time at Music and Art. “I was lucky to be exposed to the city’s best art education"...


Newspaper typefaces require a higher legibility then typefaces used for other printed products. Newspaper are printed on a paper of lesser quality under high speed.

How to redesign 1

Good redesign is driven by a deep understanding of the editorial mission of the publication.

Headline on photographs

The eternal dilemma! Dilemma of all editors on the planet Earth – to put or not put the headline or any kind of type in the photo.

Design Facts

Three elements that will greatly help you to understand how readers are observing you.

Typeface: NY Times Magazine

Sunday Magazine is an expansive family of fonts for information in tiny spaces and headlines at large sizes.


When, why and whether to use infographic. The basic fact is that infographic refresh the publication, and it contributes to originality of your product.

A well-designed publication

Everything that a well-designed publication must have...