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Senior vice president of product engineering Brian Hamman describes prepping for unusual results, multiple needles, and vote counting that stretched for days. “Essentially, any time after the election, we could be sending out a push notification calling the election and bringing massive traffic to our site.”
Plus: How news organizations use TikTok, challenges in covering white nationalism, newsbot–audience communication, and the organizational behavior of Russia Today.
“Polling seems to be irrevocably broken, or at least our understanding of how seriously to take it is.”
Apple now won’t kneecap the ad tech industry — for all the good and bad that implies — until early 2021. Publishers should use the extra time to get their data houses in order.
Service stories used to exist apart from, and as a respite to, the news. In pandemic times, that no longer makes sense.
Also, the Times now reaches about half of American millennials.
Lookout doesn’t want its local news sites to be a supplement or alternative to the local daily. They aim to be the news source of record in their communities, outgunning their shrunken newsprint rivals from Day 1.
It now makes more revenue from digital than from print and continues to add new subscribers at a record pace. But its brutal COVID-driven drop in advertising will be echoed all across the industry.