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<span style="color: #ff0000;">*As of August 2014, the most recent post on the <i>News Library News</i> blog was dated January 2012.*</span> &nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>News Library News</em> (<em>NLN</em>) <strong>ISSN</strong>: 1047-417X[1. <em>News Library News, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 18, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1521417982557/160974" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1521417982557/160974</a>] <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="SLA News Division " href="http://news.sla.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://news.sla.org/</a> (prior to September 2010 publication at <a title="News Library News Site" href="http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/nln/index.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/nln/index.htm</a>). <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> The mission of <em>NLN</em> is to inform library and information professionals of current practices in news libraries, and opportunities in nonlibrary settings (newspapers, etc).[2. Special Libraries Association News Division. (2016). <em>About the News Division</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About the News Division" href="http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/aboutthissite/about-the-news-division/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/aboutthissite/about-the-news-division/</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Library or information science professionals who are interested in news or journalism research. The audience is made up of the members of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) News Division.[3. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> SLA News Division.[4. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> No.[5. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS professional bulletin.[6. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online.[7. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> Posts cover topics related to library research for news organizations, profiles of leaders in the news library field, profiles of special information job settings, history of research in news organizations. Highlights of annual SLA conference and workshops; future work and skills for news librarians.[8. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> As posts are received.[9. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="News Library News Blog" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Blog-style posts relevant to news and information pertinent to members of the Special Libraries Association.[10. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Per their blog, "Know of more we should be listing? Or want to contribute to NewsLibLog? Email a contribution to Julie or Amy, or ask us to send you an invite to set up a password to edit the blog."[11. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Tone emphasizes the specialized nature of news libraries. Many of the contributors are working librarians with newsroom or journalism experience. The <em>NLN</em> tone allows anyone interested in special libraries to become aware of the many opportunities. Posts are informal but informational.[12. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> No particular style guide mentioned. <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> Librarians who are interested in special libraries or news research have a chance at being published. This is the main newsletter of the SLA's news division, so a majority of new trends and job opportunities are detailed here. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Not provided. <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> The SLA and the publication editors are based in the United States, but the online blog could be available to an international audience. <em>NLN</em> primarily speaks to an English speaking North American audience of librarians working in journalism settings.[13. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> News librarians would might read <em>NLN</em> work in diverse organizations. They may be in special libraries, but some are in newspapers or corporate news settings. News librarians may be employed for general research, fact-gathering for reporters, or archiving. Librarians who read <em>NLN</em> most likely have MLS degrees and possibly degrees in journalism too.[14. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] Members are focused on news dissemination and will have a bias towards an open press in the news media.[15. Special Libraries Association News Division. (2016). <em>About the News Division</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About the News Division" href="http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/aboutthissite/about-the-news-division/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/aboutthissite/about-the-news-division/</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> The level of experience with LIS issues would be high. They have a specific interest in using library research skills to gather facts for news articles. They have a high interest in current events and news. They are curious about the impact of technology and Internet on their future jobs in printed news sources.[16. Special Libraries Association. (2016). <em>NewsliBlog</em>. Retrieved from <a title="News Library News" href="http://newslib.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://newslib.blogspot.com/</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Readers of <em>News Library News</em> are a specialized group of librarians, like law librarians or medical librarians. An author for this newsletter would need to be knowledgeable about journalism jargon, as well as library science skills. Although the author would be writing for this specific audience, journalism covers a wide variety of topics so the audience could be diverse. News librarians may be working at the NPR Radio library or the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>. An author for <em>NLN</em> should be talented at writing profiles of working librarians, describing their jobs for future librarians who may be interested in this field. The tone and language of articles should be more general, not scholarly. News librarians might be interested in more practical articles: how to get a job, how to effectively use news databases, etc. Authors should keep in mind the differences between the resources of a small organization and a national magazine. <strong>Last updated:</strong> May 14, 2016 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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