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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.
“Attention minutes” combine traditional metrics with measurements aimed at figuring out how much time readers really spend with content.
In rough chronological order, and with a pinch of design inspiration from BuzzFeed. Joshua Benton
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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.
More than 1,400 journalists, publishers, academics, and more are descending on Atlanta this week to talk shop.
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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