SOURCE: Reynolds Journalism Institute

Reynolds Journalism Institute

April 16, 2010 14:00 ET

Going Mobile: How Newspapers Can Meet the Cell Phone Challenge

Join the Event via Livestream and Twitter, April 19-20

COLUMBIA, MO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) -  

WHAT: Industry leaders to convene at a two-day summit to explore the challenges mobile technology poses for the newspaper industry. 

Join the discussion and help chart the course for journalism. Register now now for a free event reminder to watch live. Also, follow the conversation on twitter: #rjimobile.

WHO: Featured speakers include mobile newspaper editors and mobile phone industry leaders:

Clyde Bentley, Reynolds Fellow and host
Eddie Alvarez, presentation editor at The Miami Herald
Peter Barclay, founder and managing director of Vaya Mobile
Amy Gahran, info-provocateur and media consultant
Art Howe, CEO and co-founder of Verve Wireless
Katie Juhl, mobile manager at National Geographic
Steve McGuigan, vice president of Sales for Handmark, Inc.
Will Sullivan, interactive director at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch 
Andy Waters, vice president for interactive media at the Columbia Daily Tribune

"By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide," said Clyde Bentley, a Reynolds Fellow and associate professor of journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. "We hope this conference will give us new directions and insights to help newspapers figure out how to add mobile phones to their publishing platforms."

WHERE: Fred W. Smith Forum, Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism


Monday, April 19    
  Time   Session
  9:00 a.m.   Opening Keynote
  10:00 a.m.   Getting the News to the Phone: Newsroom Best Practices
  11:00 a.m.   State of the Mobile News Industry
  1:30 p.m.   Outside Sources for Apps and Software
  2:45 p.m.   Alternatives to Apps
Tuesday, April 20    
  9:00 a.m.   What's Next? A Round Table Discussion

NOTE: The event is free and open to the public. Visit for more information. Read the RJI Mobile Blog at

About the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute engages media professionals, scholars and citizens in programs aimed at improving the practice and understanding of journalism. Part of the Missouri School of Journalism, RJI collaborates with news and technology companies, professional associations, foundations and individuals to generate and test innovative models and technologies for journalism and advertising. Six Donald W. Reynolds Fellows spend an academic year at RJI, working with Missouri faculty and students and RJI staff to develop new ways to gather, process and deliver news, information and advertising. RJI was launched in 2004 with an initial $31 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. In 2009, the Foundation awarded the Institute an additional $15 million for operating support.

About The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, it has committed more than $100 million to its National Journalism Initiative in the United States.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Kelly Peery, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
    Email Contact; (573) 882-9650


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