Iowans love their state fair. Check out how adding a ProConIt to a story comparing it to the Minnesota state fair gave Iowans a chance to share their love.
On the day of the first presidential debate, I took a look at how Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s social media accounts were used and wrote a Storify to display them.
Super Tuesday was a big day for the GOP candidates. How did social media play into their strategy? Check out their posts from that day in a Storify.
My apologies for not getting this posted in September. I got caught up in the new school year and severely neglected this blog. I’ll do my best to correct that going forward. It looks like August was a good month for many papers. Most resumed classes, which meant new students coming to campus. All summer I kept wondering if a few schools would end up seeing a decline one month as alumni unfollowed their school papers and before new students started paying attention. It looks like that didn’t happen, so congratulations to all of the papers for continuing to grow Continue reading
Correction: Thanks to Stefanie Buhrman for pointing out that I did not move Colorado and Nebraska out of the Big 12. I updated the all schools table to reflect their departure. I also realized I missed adding Utah to the Pac-10 and it’s name change to the Pac-12. I updated this as well. — Where did this summer go? A new school year is just around the corner, and that means a whole batch of new students. It might be a little early still, but I suspect many newspapers will see a surge in followers as new students arrive. I’ve Continue reading
June has come to an end, and with that summer is half over already. I have been really excited to see how newspapers would do over the summer. Being in a college town this summer, I’ve watched most of the student population disappear and wondered how many would remain connected to their campus newspaper. So far, the papers I track haven’t lost had a net loss of followers. In fact, almost all of them continue gaining followers, although some at a smaller pace. Hopefully student papers are already trying to attract incoming freshman and hanging on to the year’s graduates. Continue reading