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Articles tagged analytics (41)

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Raju Narisetti    April 7, 2014
The senior vice president of strategy at News Corp has some ideas about how to determine how outlets are really managing the disruption of their businesses — and newsrooms.
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Caroline O'Donovan    February 19, 2014
They drive huge engagement and otherworldly pageviews. From internal analytics to a flexible CMS, the recent quiz boom provide a useful peek into how BuzzFeed sees itself as a platform.
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Caroline O'Donovan    February 6, 2014
“Attention minutes” combine traditional metrics with measurements aimed at figuring out how much time readers really spend with content.
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Joshua Benton    December 27, 2013
In rough chronological order, and with a pinch of design inspiration from BuzzFeed.
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Caroline O'Donovan    November 14, 2013
A new report from the Berkman Center weighs the benefits and limitations of surveys, search data, social platforms, third party analytics, and more.
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John Wihbey    October 31, 2013
Redefining the relationship between journalist and citizen, the quandary of comfort news, and Norwegian thrash death metal: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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Justin Ellis    October 23, 2013
Silver says he wants a mix of features and the daily metabolism of blogging. Finding people who can do both is tricky.
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Caroline O'Donovan    June 20, 2013
Traditional journalists probably won’t like a lot of how Upworthy’s become one of the fastest growing aggregators on the web. But it’s hard to question the effectiveness of its methods.
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John Wihbey    May 29, 2013
Twitter as a public diary, flipping pages vs. clicking links, and when bots do interviews: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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Richard Tofel and Scott Klein    December 13, 2012
As the pro-sharing license celebrates its 10th birthday, the nonprofit outlet says encouraging republication has meant more than 4 million extra pageviews on its stories so far this year.
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Jonathan Stray    August 17, 2012
We need to get beyond counting pageviews and ad impressions and build better ways of judging how our work changes the world around us.
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Justin Ellis    June 19, 2012
The Knight News Challenge winner uses Twitter and Facebook to help newsrooms track their own — and competitors’ — stories.