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(Kevin Anderson, managing producer, digital media, @ideastream. Expert in digital transformation with experience as an innovator and leader at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
Chartbeat looks at Covid-19 traffic. It's up 75% (My user count is up more than 100%.) Google and Facebook referrals up. More on how sites are suffering from Covid-19 blacklist. Slate launches metered paywall. Tips on local coverage of the pandemic.
– Mar 26, 11:02 AM
The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today. The coronavirus pandemic has inspired an…
Mr AndersonRT @rasmus_kleis 'The addition of coronavirus-related terms to these keyword blacklists has choked off revenue as publishers struggle to capitalize on soaring audiences amid catastrophic revenue declines,' @CraigSilverman writes
The Washington Post
– Mar 25, 5:11 PM
For some, the events of the past few weeks have already proved too much for their fragile existence. Alternative weeklies have stopped printing. Local dailies are laying off staff at already decimated newsrooms. Many others, including digital-only…
Mr AndersonRT @Sulliview: Especially right now, journalists are essential workers. But their jobs are threatened by the very crisis they are covering. Urgent help is needed, and some ideas are offered here.
The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
– Mar 26, 4:37 AM
Last week, Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Ellie Silverman was sent to report on the first government-supported coronavirus testing site in Philadelphia. She wanted to speak with people who were coming to get tested, but, understandably, didn't want…
Mr AndersonRT @lenfestinst: All Facts. No Panic. This is how @PhillyInquirer has covered the coronavirus pandemic by reorganizing its newsroom, developing new products, and promoting digital subscriptions and individual donations
See all articles by Sergio Correia Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Federal Reserve Bank of New York Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management What are the economic consequences of an influenza…
Mr AndersonRT @terzibus: Don't think a paper can get more timely than this 'We find that cities that intervened earlier and more aggressively do not perform worse and, if anything, grow faster after the pandemic is over'
Ad spending is falling off a cliff amid the COVID-19 pandemic — and Facebook and Google, the two heavyweights in digital advertising, are expected to bear the brunt of the downturn in terms of sheer dollars lost. The two internet giants…
Mr AndersonRT @mediavoicespod The two internet giants together could see more than $44 billion in worldwide ad revenue evaporate in 2020. That said, both Google and Facebook will continue to be massively profitable even with double-digit revenue drops
A publication's paying subscribers may be just a sliver of the “monthly uniques” touted on press releases, but they're a critically important one. The monthly or annual charges on their credit cards are the steadiest revenue stream…
Mr AndersonRT @mediagazer Slate launches a metered paywall with an initial threshold of at least 10 articles/month, says CEO, after which readers will have to join Slate Plus (@sarahscire / Nieman Lab)
– Mar 24, 11:34 PM
The attention that coronavirus (aka COVID-19) is accumulating from journalists is unprecedented — 1.3 million articles and counting. Engagement with COVID-19 content is also without parallel. Audiences are engaged with the media in ways we…
Mr AndersonMT @rasmus_kleis: Analysis from @Chartbeat of traffic to 26m articles from March 9-March 23. * Engaged time spend with other news broadly stable, top-line growth (~75%) basically all #Covid19 * Google Search referrals up ~60%, FB up ~50%.
Media Voices Podcast
– Mar 23, 5:00 AM
This week Kate Day, Executive Editor of POLITICO in the UK takes us through the publishers' expansion into and growth in the UK market. She discusses everything from the advantages of being a start-up publisher in a world of legacy giants, how the…
Mr Anderson RT @mediavoicespod: Don't miss this week's interview with POLITICO UK Executive Editor Kate Day, talking about what sets their coverage apart, what goes behind the paywall, and more.