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Yesterday, we shared with you the results of an experiment by NPR Digital Services into what kinds of local news stories generated the most engagement (liking, sharing, commenting) on Facebook. After testing out lots of stories from NPR member stations, Eric Athas and Teresa Gorman were able to identify — and categorize — the stories that work best.

Go read the full story for all the details, but NPR’s Russ Gossett put the nine most successful types of stories into this infographic. Enjoy.

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  • http://twitter.com/AnnieintheSun Ann H. Shea

    Nice, actionable infographic. Will share on my pinterest account with credit leading back here. Thanks for having this created by the talented Russ! 

  • Sammie A GoGo

    How do I get this as a poster for my high school Journalism kids?

    LOVE this!