Thank you! I asked you for feedback about #EditorTherapy and you provided it via the first #EditorTherapy survey.
I appreciate your feedback so much and will use it immediately to improve #EditorTherapy chat.
In case you haven’t heard of it, Editor Therapy is a place student editors can come to get answers to their most pressing student media concerns and advice on issues ongoing in their newsrooms.
I have hosted the weekly #EditorTherapy Twitter chat since Fall 2015 and promised to continue as long as you keep showing up. So, here we are, still working on the chat’s goal of helping you become the editor you want to be.
Here’s what I learned from this year’s EditorTherapy survey.
The topics you want to talk about during #EditorTherapy have changed a bit through the years. This year you said you want to chat about:
- Reporting and writing,
- Audience engagement, and
- Professional development.
The chat historically centers around the first two topics, but I’ll focus future chats on these additional topics you’ve identified as important to you.
You also said you would like to continue having regular guests on #EditorTherapy. I’ll continue recruiting others to serve as our guests as long as you show up and chat with them.
I wondered if the concept of a Twitter chat had run its course, so I asked you if you thought #EditorTherapy would work better in a different format. All but a single respondent answered “no” to this question.
I’ll continue hosting #EditorTherapy as a Twitter chat. Admittedly, I’m happy that we can all continue attending in our PJs.
The timing of #EditorTherapy always has been a concern for me.
Initially I wasn’t sure how the chat would go over, so I scheduled it at 9 p.m. CST because that time always works for me.
I considered moving the chat to the daytime this academic year. I also considered hosting every other week.
You told me through the survey that you like having #EditorTherapy every week and you like having it at night. However, several of you mentioned that it was a bit too late for you. As a result, #EditorTherapy will move this academic year to 8 p.m. CST Wednesdays.
I hope this time works better for you. Please let me know.
Again, thank you so much for your feedback. I want to continue hearing from you and learning what you want from #EditorTherapy.
Feel free to message me or comment below with more thoughts or advice. Also, check out our Editor Therapy Facebook group, if you haven’t already joined.
See you soon!