Current Events and Topical News

Monitoring news outlets and aggregators is integral for organizations and thought leaders to participate in the conversations in their industry and/or sector. Media monitoring reports can provide content for communications campaigns, social media engagement, and even put you a step ahead of developing news cycles and crises.

Health IT

For the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC), I wrote a weekly media monitoring report, which collected and summarized current trends in the media on nine topics:

  • NeHC
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
  • Federal and State health IT legislation
  • General health IT
  • Health information exchange
  • ACOs
  • Patient engagement
  • Cybersecurity

For the ninth topic, cybersecurity, I campaigned to add it to the report after identifying popular trends in news cycles and reader interest through a stakeholder survey. Read an example report […]

Land Tenure and Property Rights

For USAID’s E3/Land Office, I wrote a bi-weekly media monitoring report that covered the latest land tenure and resource management media items. The news stories were divided up primarily by geographic location, and included (but were not limited to) the following topics:

  • World Bank conferences
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Palm oil
  • Sustainability initiatives
  • Responsible land-based investment
  • Mobile technology

I campaigned to move the report from being maintained and sent via personal email addresses to an email service provider (Mailchimp) with contact resource management integration. This enabled us to develop an outreach email list, grow the subscribers by 500%+, and add HTML formatting to make a much more user-friendly report. Read an example media scan […]