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The chase for short-term gain is undercutting local papers’ long-term position in the community — the one asset national outlets and tech companies can’t match, argues a former editor at Digital First Media.
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“Attention minutes” combine traditional metrics with measurements aimed at figuring out how much time readers really spend with content.
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In rough chronological order, and with a pinch of design inspiration from BuzzFeed. Joshua Benton
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Plus: Katie Couric’s jump to Yahoo, Lara Logan’s leave from 60 Minutes, and the rest of the stories in journalism and tech.
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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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More than 1,400 journalists, publishers, academics, and more are descending on Atlanta this week to talk shop.
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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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The machine-like blogger has generated huge traffic numbers for Gawker — paying the pageview bills so other writers can focus on less viral work.
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Plus: News Corp.’s ongoing problems and growing profits, one publisher’s disillusionment with apps, and the rest of the week’s must-reads in media and tech.
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The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.
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The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
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Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
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