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In September, Patch saw a 75-percent increase in traffic during Hurricane Irene. Last week, it was a 50-percent increase to some sites with heavy election coverage.
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As part of the 2006 report on transforming newspapers, seven media outlets took part in a program to test Newspaper Next’s methods. Only a few of the projects live on today.
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The 2006 report was supposed to be a wake-up call to an industry in turmoil. But its legacy is less than clear.
September 8, 2010
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New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter
A new study from the Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation finds that more Americans of all ages, races, genders, education levels, and incomes are using Twitter and Facebook to consume news.
701Newsonomics: The halving of America’s daily newsrooms
If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.
551“Modern” homepage design increases pageviews and reader comprehension, study finds
A new report from the Engaging News Project shows that users prefer modular, image-heavy homepage designs.
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