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Archives: December 2014

Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here are 12 of the studies about social and digital media they found most interesting in 2014.
“We have to stop thinking about how to leverage whatever hot social platform is making headlines and instead spend time understanding how communication is changing.” Latoya Peterson
“Creative content people are frustrated with the industry and creating their content on their own terms. Sound familiar?” Robert Hernandez
“You’d be surprised at how many jokes in Slack have evolved into real stories or features on our sites.” Alisha Ramos
“20/20 is good as hindsight goes, but if 2020 is your target for major change, you are in deep trouble.” Raju Narisetti
“Those conversations will inform innovation in reporting and design methodologies and continue to revolutionize the ways we keep communities informed.” Jeanne Brooks
Modeled on a successful program for protecting scholars threatened by their regimes, a similar project for journalists could help advance security for reporters working under conditions of limited press freedom.
Wired hired Nelson as director of product management almost two years ago; soon, she’ll launch a major redesign for the magazine.
“Organizations are realizing that actual diversity results takes effort and commitment, and can’t be waved away with an obligatory seminar and vague promises to do better. It comes down to making it a priority.” Rachel Sklar
“2015 will see a return to discussion formats that permit individuals to create and maintain a profile separate from their primary social and professional profile.” Lauren Henry Scholz