The Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
and Hofstra University just released its annual newsroom survey on newsroom diversity
, which covers 2017 and shows slight progress over 2016. However, there is still work to be done.
The good news is that women are slowly seeing themselves reflected in a wider variety of broadcast newsroom jobs. The bad news is that people of color are still struggling to reach proportional numbers of representation in newsrooms.
RTDNA and Hofstra surveyed 1,683 non-satellite TV stations and a sample of 3,542 radio stations in the fourth quarter of 2017. 1,333 TV stations responded (79.2 percent of those asked), and 415 radio news directors and general managers representing 1,110 radio stations responded.
More women of color are in TV management than ever before — barely. Beating the record of 24.6 percent in 2001, this year 24.8
percent of respondents
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One hundred and seventy-four days remain until the United States’ midterm elections (421 until the next presidential election, but who’s counting) — which means there’s still time to “evolve” how polling is conducted.
The 2016 presidential election wasn’t polling’s shining moment
, with many post-mortems
pointing to opinion polls misleading election forecasters and underestimating now-President Trump’s support. It didn’t help that some polls were tied to news organizations that don’t really have the resources
anymore to support this work — at least doing this work well. There’s no perfect poll aside from (maybe) the ballot itself, but the polling system — both conducted by the media
and reported on in the media
— has faced critics since long before November 8, 2016.
These issues contributed to the Associated Press’
and Fox News’ departure from the Election Day polling data
shared by the major networks last year. But now the wire Continue reading "Exiting the exit poll: The AP’s new plan for surveying voters after a not-so-hot 2016"
has been making waves with a number of highly publicized and controversial remarks recently, even sparking a parody on Saturday Night Live.
Yet while the majority of Americans heard about West’s remarks, most are not impressed.
According to a CNN poll
conducted by SSRS, 72 percent of those polled said they heard about West’s recent remarks and tweets like this one on Donald Trump
, and his pro-Trump political debate/single Ye vs. The People.
Most people, 52 percent, though, think West’s real motivation is publicity, not politics.
The majority of those Continue reading "Yes, CNN Has Released a Poll on What People Think of Kanye West"
For this chat, we’re partnering with the analytics and audience insight platform Parse.ly
to do a deep dive into what publishers care about — and roadblocks they face — when using metrics to make decisions.
Parse.ly recently surveyed 270 brand, agency and publisher content professionals to reveal useful metrics, the silos of data access, and how analytics impact content they create. A full report can be found on their website
In our #MetricShift chat on Friday, February 24, starting at 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m CT / 10 a.m. PT
, we’ll talk with Parse.ly and editors who use the tool about the highlights and questions raised by the new publisher metrics report.
The chat, which you can find by searching for #MetricShift on Twitter
, will be moderated by Tim Cigelske
, associate editor of metrics at MediaShift. Guests will include experts from Parse.ly
and Continue reading "#MetricShift Chat: Metrics That Should Matter vs. Metrics That Matter to Publishers"
and the GOP released a “Mainstream Media Accountability Poll” that more or less backs up his anti-press press conference
from yesterday, even before the results are collected.
Here are a few of the questions.
This post was written and originally published by CIR and is republished here with permission.
Some stories change laws. Others force governments and companies to change their policies. Advocacy and interest groups often use these investigations in their own work. Still other stories change a community’s awareness of an issue.
The first three examples of impact are real, discrete events we can measure. The last one – changing awareness of an issue – proves to be much more difficult to know for sure. How can a media organization really prove a project increased the public’s knowledge? And does this even matter for lasting social, political and cultural change?
I wanted to measure how a piece of investigative reporting changed public awareness on an issue. So I designed a survey that reached residents both before and after the story published, then analyzed the data for changes in attitude. Here’s a rundown
Continue reading "How CIR Measured Greater Awareness of Health Risks After Investigation"
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Sometimes baby steps make learning easier. But not always.
I remember getting the email with the news that my web design class was transitioning from traditional face-to-face to hybrid: half the students in the classroom, half online (synchronous).
And the email, a couple of years later, that said the class was transitioning to 100 percent online (synchronous).
The progression seems logical, on its face. But it’s not. The three forms — 100 percent classroom, partial classroom/online, 100 percent online — are very different environments. Add to the mix a class that includes applied computer skills (lab time) and the differences become more pronounced.
Stick with me, and perhaps my experience will make yours less bumpy.
1. Get to know the online environment
Imagine, for a moment, that you had
Continue reading "5 Lessons from Teaching Online and Hybrid Classes"