As 2013 came to a close, I took a look back on my favorite stories of the year. I loved the probing, emotional reporting of Anders Kelto in a South African township school, and the fierce debate that Mary Kay Magistad's report on so called "leftover women" in China generated on social media. So yesterday, I asked the rest of my colleagues: What were your favorite stories of 2013?
Explore the map above to see our newsroom picks for their favorite stories of 2013.
As social media weaves its way into the way we consume and define news, we've worked hard at The World to listen and respond to the global conversation around the topics our show addresses. In the best cases, we've used social media platforms to inform our journalism and add context and depth to the issues you hear on the radio. Here are some of my favorite social media projects from 2013:
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Series: World Gender
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Series: First Days
The COSAT Choir Performs on VimeoAll year, reporter Anders Kelto followed the fortunes of a public high school in a low income township near Cape Town, South Africa. Throughout the school year, Kelto and the rest of the team has participated in a conversation around the hashtag #SchoolYear and teachers from around the globe have shared their experiences through the Twitter handle @PRISchoolYear. In October, we hosted a Facebook chat with senior Tandie and her fellow classmate Sive, where they answered questions from our listeners about their experiences in the past year.
Series: School Year
What's For Lunch
Series: What's For Lunch
And for 2014? We want our journalism to reflect your interests. Leave your thoughts and curiosities using the hashtag #yourworld, drop a comment on pri.org, or on any of our social media platforms.