Tag: impact

by Lindsay Green-Barber

For the past two years, the Center for Investigative Reporting has convened some of the best minds from media, philanthropy and research institutions to discuss how media organizations can effectively track and measure the impact of their work online and in the real world. When we hosted our “Dissection A” event in Oakland, California, in […] more »

by Aisling Niestroy

In an age where everyone is struggling for clicks and page views, what are the meaningful metrics that can help media makers and strategists gauge real impact? Media leaders, thinkers and entrepreneurs gathered for Collab/Space Austin last Thursday, April 16, 2015 for a hands-on, day-long workshop devoted to this very question. The event was co-produced […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore some of the ideas and opportunities emerging among nonprofit newsrooms, including The Center for Investigative Reporting, The Marshall Project, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune. Reporting by Katy Mersmann, Reuben Stern and Rachel Wise. PART 1: Partnerships Collaboration with other organizations is a key element of most nonprofit newsrooms, and it often […] more »

by Clare Carr

There are many of us who attend multiple media industry events a month – I know you or your faces. Event fatigue is real: the same talking points, the same people speaking and often not many outcomes to walk away with and apply to your business. However, every once in awhile you attend an event that […] more »

by Matt Boggie

On July 5, 1989, a pilot episode of a new sitcom called “The Seinfeld Chronicles” aired on NBC. It received good, but not great, ratings for the time, coming in second on the night overall. The network debated whether or not to purchase more episodes; during testing, audiences did not understand this program’s format or […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Non-profit newsrooms, and the organizations that fund them, stand to gain a great deal by knowing the impact of their reporting on local communities. But impact is not easy to compute, according to a recent report from the Investigative Reporting Workshop (IRW) at American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C. “There is a discussion that has […] more »

by Katie Donnelly

Last month, Jessica Clark and I explored how various Public Media 2.0 projects are measuring their level of success in informing and engaging publics. We found that many public media organizations are struggling to measure impact — and some are relying only on traditional indicators of reach, as opposed to other elements of impact such […] more »