about  /   archives  /   contact  /   subscribe  /   twitter    
Share this entry
Make this entry better

What are we missing? Is there a key link we skipped, or a part of the story we got wrong?

Let us know — we’re counting on you to help Encyclo get better.

Put Encyclo on your site
Embed this Encyclo entry in your blog or webpage by copying this code into your HTML:

Key links:
Primary website:
dailymail.co.uk
Primary Twitter:
@MailOnline

Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

The Daily Mail is a British tabloid newspaper with the largest online audience in the world.

Mail Online grew rapidly into one of the most-visited news websites by 2007, when its editors began chasing traffic by posting aggregated news stories, and prioritizing large photo spreads with long headlines to bolster visits. It had reached 154 million unique visitors by late 2013.

Founded in 1896 as a women’s newspaper, the Daily Mail also publishes editions in Scotland and Ireland, and launched The Mail on Sunday in 1982. It opened a New York office to house its online staff in 2011, and much of the Mail Online’s success online has been a result of its growing American audience, which now accounts for a third of all traffic.

In January 2012, the Daily Mail launched an India-specific edition of its website, Mail Online India. That month, MailOnline surpassed The New York Times to become the most popular newspaper website in the world, with over 50 million monthly unique visitors.

Peers, allies, & competitors:

Recent Nieman Lab coverage:
April 28, 2017 / Joseph Lichterman
The creator of Google News has an idea for how platforms can help stop fake news — In the months since the U.S. presidential election, there have been many proposed solutions for how platforms such as Facebook and Google can deal with misinformation and fake news. This week another possible solution em...
April 28, 2017 / Shan Wang
News aggregator Upday, a sort of Apple News counterpart for Android, expands into 16 countries — What happens if you preinstall a news app on millions of new Samsung phones in Europe, in the way that Apple “gifted” U2’s 2014 album to unsuspecting iTunes users? It appears so far that people have res...
April 28, 2017 / Laura Hazard Owen
It turns out people are very bad at estimating the magnitude of the fake news problem — “Something that Facebook has never done: ignoring the likes and dislikes of its users.” I really liked this recent BuzzFeed essay, “Donald Trump And America’s National Nervous Breakdown: Unlocking you...
April 27, 2017 / Shan Wang
These national journalists are building a local site to bring a different kind of news to East Texas — Two transplants — a magazine writer and a data journalist, both from national news outlets — walk into a bar in east Texas. They start a small-scale, hyperlocal digital publication devoted entirely to the east Texas ...
April 27, 2017 / Ricardo Bilton
With its Amazon-inspired pilot project, Panoply used listener feedback to help decide its new shows — What makes a popular podcast? Panoply, despite producing dozens of successful shows, doesn’t have the perfect formula, so it roped in some outside input — from listeners themselves. In late March, the company...

Recently around the web, from Mediagazer:

Primary author: Linda Kinstler. Main text last updated: June 12, 2014.
Make this entry better
How could this entry improve? What's missing, unclear, or wrong?
Name (optional)
Email (optional)
Ann Arbor Chronicle logo

The Ann Arbor Chronicle was a local news website covering Ann Arbor, Mich., that shut down in September 2014. The Chronicle was launched in 2008 by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Askins and Mary Morgan and focused primarily on longer-form local government reporting. It was funded primarily through advertising, though the for-profit site also took donations, which it called “subscriptions” and which accounted…

Put Encyclo on your site
Embed this Encyclo entry in your blog or webpage by copying this code into your HTML:

Encyclo is made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation.
The Nieman Journalism Lab is a collaborative attempt to figure out how quality journalism can survive and thrive in the Internet age.
Some rights reserved. Copyright information »