Survey Says? Reynolds Institute Asking How iPad Will Affect Journalism

Editor & Publisher – 20 Sep 2010
Published: September 16, 2010

RJI Program Director for Digital Publishing Roger Fidler and the Reynolds Journalism Institute have launched a National iPad survey to answer one big question: What will the widespread adoption of the iPad mean for the journalism industry?
“The results from the survey will help journalists, journalism educators and other media practitioners better understand how the widespread adoption of the iPad and similar mobile devices may influence the future of the news media,” said Fidler, who noted that sales of the Apple iPad are expected to hit 28 million in 2011 — more than anticipated sales of PCs. 

Fidler is conducting the survey and making it available to all iPad users.  The survey is available until October 2010 and can be found at who complete the survey may be eligible to win iTunes gift cards by signing up to participate in follow-up surveys next year. 

For more information, click here, email Roger Fidler at or call him at
Telephone 573-884-0175

4 Union Members Nominated for B.C. Journalism Honours

Four members of CWA Canada have earned their newspaper two nominations for Jack Webster Awards, which honour journalistic excellence in British Columbia.

Louise Dickson, Lindsay Kines and Rob Shaw, reporters at the Victoria Times Colonist, are finalists in the legal journalism category for the series Access Denied, about how arbitrary decisions by court staff and high fees deny the public access to court material it has a right to see.

Meet the HST, a series by reporter Andrew Duffy, earned him the nod in the business, industry and economics category.

Editor in chief Lucinda Chodan says it is a “great honour to be nominated for a Webster award,” named for the legendary journalist. “The Access Denied series resulted in sweeping changes in British Columbia, and Andrew Duffy was the first journalist in B.C. to recognize how controversial the HST would be here.”

The Access Denied series earlier won the 2010 Justicia Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism, sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association and the Department of Justice.

Winners of the 2010 Webster Awards will be announced at the 24th annual awards dinner on Nov. 1 in Vancouver.