NCSF Media Activity Report – 2017

It was the year of Wonder Woman, with her kinky and non-monogamous origins. Current television shows that feature non-monogamy include: House of Cards, Girls, I Love Dick, Orphan Black, Transparent and The Magicians.

According to Google, the topic of polyamory saw a 130 per cent rise in search frequency in 2017 – https://www.femina.in/relationships/love-sex/most-googled-relationship-questions-of-2017_-71688-5.html

Susan Wright is the Director of the Media Outreach project, and gives interviews along with Judy Guerin and Keira Harris. The media team also includes our Twitter volunteer Rachel. Jaki creates our Media Update Digests every two weeks for broadcast to our mailing list.

NCSF published 10 Guest Blogs in 2017 by experts in various fields, including 1 interview by Inara de Luna with an NCSF Kink Aware Professionals. One example of a Guest Blog was by NCSF’s IRR volunteer for poly child custody consultations, Benjamin Schenker, Esq: https://ncsfreedom.org/press/blog/item/guest-blog-protecting-your-privacy

NCSF released 1 Action Alert in 2017: EFF’s Call to Action about removing the safe-harbor in the CDA if content involves “sex trafficking” – https://act.eff.org/action/don-t-let-congress-censor-the-internet

Interviews

            In 2017, NCSF gave 17 interviews to reporters from mainstream media to blogs and podcasts, compared to 19 in 2016. NCSF also received 10 mentions in articles without doing an interview with the media outlet.

Time Magazine did an article about our Joint Statement on Sex Addiction with the Center for Positive Sexuality and TASHRA – http://time.com/5016058/sex-addiction/ NCSF also received coverage by: BuzzFeed, Psychology Today, Bay Area Reporter, VICE, Fox News, Cosmopolitan, Broadly, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Reason and Mic magazine.

Yearly interview stats:

2017 – 17 interviews

2016 – 19 interviews

2015 – 38 interviews 

2014 – 32 interviews

2013 – 42 interviews

2012 – 63 interviews (Fifty Shades bump)

Media Updates

NCSF released 206 Media Updates total in 2017:

  • 102 – Kink
  • 81 – Polyamory
  • 11 – Sex laws and public policy
  • 6 – Sex work
  • 6 – Sex addiction

The following are the stats on non-monogamy coverage from 2010-2017:

2010 – 16% positive (50 articles: 8 positive and 42 negative)

2011 – 30% positive (33 articles: 10 positive and 23 negative)

2012 – 62% positive (21 articles: 13 positive and 8 negative)

2013 – 81% positive (42 articles: 34 positive and 8 negative).          

2014 – 77% positive (53 articles: 40 positive and 13 negative)

2015 – 81% positive (64 articles: 52 positive and 12 negative)

2016 – 99% positive (80 articles: 79 positive and 1 negative)

2017 – 98% positive (80 articles: 77 positive and 3 negative)

Social Media

NCSF’s social media stats at the end of 2017:

NCSF mailing list: 6,528, up from 6,004

Facebook (www.facebook.com/NCSFreedom) 4347 page likes, up from 3,682

Twitter (https://twitter.com/NCSF) 9,631 members, up from 8,804 followers

NCSF FetLife News (https://fetlife.com/groups/439) 5,642 members, up from 4,798 members

NCSF Consent Counts (https://fetlife.com/groups/46202 ) 2,243 members, up from 1,727

Recursos NCSF en espanol (https://fetlife.com/groups/155566) 17 members, up from 9 members

Report by Susan Wright