Meta broke up with publishers (again). The New York Times hoped its reporters would get off Twitter (even before Elon Musk bought it). And we found out how much those media jobs pay (at least in New York City). Here are Nieman Lab’s most popular articles of 2022. (For a little more about what we, and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, were up to this year, check out our 2022 annual report.)
In our most-read article of the year by far, Sarah Scire investigated Facebook’s latest moves to get out of news and tried to get a handle on how many news-related jobs were cut.
Immediately after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, it was difficult to figure out what was happening. We rounded up resources like liveblogs and maps.
“I’m starting to think there might be something a little hinky about this crypto stuff!” Josh Benton wrote on February 9.
The New York Times would really like its reporters to stop scrolling and get off Twitter (at least once in a while)
In April, Dean Baquet spoke with Josh Benton about the Times’ Twitter “reset,” and guidance that journalists should “meaningfully reduce how much time you’re spending on the platform, tweeting or scrolling, in relation to other parts of your job.”
“In America after the end of Roe v. Wade, one brave source, on the record, is often the best we are going to get,” Laura Hazard Owen wrote after The Washington Post fact-checked a (true) account of a 10-year-old being denied an abortion. “Countless other stories will never be told.”
“‘The truth’ was not true”: Two journalists are using unsealed documents and social media to reconstruct gray areas of Mexican history
“Journalists Dardo Neubauer and Laura Sánchez Ley are declassifying historical Mexican records and revisiting the stories they tell on social media,” Hanaa’ Tameez reported in her story about Archivero.