Category Archives: Journalism/Communications Studies

Student work, take a look!

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2014! We know you might not all have had the chance to see your fellow students work from the Video Storytelling class, so here is a link to a web site created by your class mates. http://who-is-y.com/ These videos are some examples of a the great work you all created while here. We know you will do so much more in the future. Congratulations again!

(note: the videos are currently locked because the students are working to see if they can be published with other sources first. So, please enjoy the site for now, we will update with a password ASAP. At least you have an idea of what you can look forward to!) 🙂

Encyclo from Nieman Journalism Lab

Encyclo from Nieman Journalism Lab is an encyclopedia-style resource about the future of news and includes a variety of subjects and detailed summaries of their importance, links to articles so you can follow the conversation, and key industry competitor information.  And the entries are updated regularly as new contributions and innovations develop in the field.  Search Encyclo entries here!

You may also follow Nieman and their latest developments on Twitter – @niemanlab.

Who Owns the Media?

Did you know:

  • Yahoo ranks #1 for having the most unique monthly visitors – over 39 million – to their online news sites? 
  • Time Warner ranks #1 in combined magazine circulation – over 32 million?

Find these statistics and more at Who Owns the News Media from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, an interactive database of companies who own news properties – online, newspaper, magazine, network tv, radio, and more – in the United States. Use the site to compare the companies, explore each media sector or read profiles of individual companies.

Religion in the News – the latest from Pew

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life just released the latest Religion in the News report – Islam and Politics Dominate Religion Coverage in 2011.  A couple of key findings include:

  • Religion accounted for 0.7% of all mainstream media coverage studied in 2011, down from 2.0% in 2010
  • 6 of the top 10 religion stories in 2011 were about Islam
  • Twitter users gave less prominence to religion in 2011 than in 2010

Read this and other studies at the Project for Excellence in Journalism's Studies section.