Happy Anniversary, readers! The School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi took NewsLab over from founder Deborah Potter two years ago. We’re happy to report our reach is up 50% from the first year and we know we have you to thank for that.
Here are some of your favorite stories from the last 12 months:
Why journalists use social media
Our most popular academic research round-up took a look at how important social media has become for journalists — from how they use it to what they use it for.
The biggest hiring challenges in local TV news
Knowing what hiring managers need from job candidates is important for journalists hunting for work and for educators trying to prepare the next generation.
TV news director shares favorite mobile journalism toolkit
There are so many apps and so much gear to choose from that it’s wonderful when someone who does mobile work regularly offers you shortcuts for making wise selections.
Best job in TV news? Weather
Why do audiences love their meteorologists so much? We profile one popular weathercaster to find out why he’s passionate about the job and why he thinks his viewers are crazy about him.
Why TV stations still do sweeps pieces…and shouldn’t
Forty years after the first special reports were produced for local newscasts, we reconsider the value of creating this content just four times per year.
As we head into year three of our stewardship of NewsLab.org, please share your thoughts on what we should write about and what research we should conduct. And thank you!