Special Series: 2015 Year in Review

    by Courtney Lowery Cowgill
    December 17, 2015
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    Every year at MediaShift, we take the last two weeks of the year to hear from experts in the media business about what 2015 brought to the industry and what 2016 promises.

    Below, you’ll find this year’s collection of roundups, analysis and predictions. Happy new year from all of us. Here’s to another exciting year in the shifting of media.

    "Here's to another exciting year in the shifting of media."

    Series Posts

    The Race for Speed and Mobility: The Year in Analytics and What to Expect in 2016, by Alexandra Kanik


    Top 10 Media Stories of 2015: Distributed Content, Media ‘Unicorns,’ Podcasts Rising, by Sonia Paul

    College Media Year in Review 2015, by Rachele Kanigel

    7 Developments in Self Publishing in 2015 That Will Help Writers Focus on Writing, by Carla King


    6 Best News Apps  of 2015, by Dena Levitz

    The Year in Reading: Print Books, Magazines, Newsletters Hold Their Own In 2015, by Jenny Shank

    Remix: 11 Ways You Can Innovate in Your Courses in 2016, by Meagan Doll

    10 Predictions for Media Metrics in 2016, by Tim Cigelski

    Syria, France Top List as Most Deadly Countries for Press in 2015, by Sonia Paul

    Mediatwits #182: Looking Back at 2015 and Ahead to 2016, Hosted by Mark Glaser [VID]

    #EdShift Chat: 2015 Year in Review, Moderated and Storified by Stacy Forster
    Why 2016 Should Be the Year of Engaged Ethics, by Kathleen Culver
    Predictions for 2015: Content Shakeout, More Tracking, Measurement Muddle, by Dorian Benkoil

    Guest Posts

    How Social Media Drove News Traffic in 2015, by Allie VanNess, Parse.ly
    Predictions for Surviving and Thriving in the Media Business in 2016, by Paul Berry, RebelMouse

    Previous Years in Review

    Year in Review 2014
    Year in Review 2013
    Year in Review 2012
    Year in Review 2011
    Year in Review 2010
    Media Mavens Wish for More Collaboration, Less Talk in 2010 by Craig Silverman
    Most Popular MediaShift Posts of 2009 by Mark Glaser
    Top 10 MediaShifting Stories of 2008 by Mark Glaser

    Other coverage from across the web

    Predictions for Journalism 2016, Nieman Lab
    Investigating the network: The top 10 articles from the year in digital news and social media research, by John Wihbey, Nieman Lab
    The best Twitter bots of 2015, Quartz
    In 2016, Media Companies Will Lose Even More Control, Mathew Ingram, Fortune
    Facebook’s 2015 year in review, Facebook
    YouTube Rewind

    Courtney Lowery Cowgill is a writer, editor, teacher and farmer. As an editor, she works as the managing editor of PBS MediaShift. As a teacher, she’s an adjunct professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism, specializing in teaching feature writing, legislative reporting, rural journalism and online journalism. Formerly, she was the editor in chief of the now shuttered online magazine NewWest.Net, which she co-founded.

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