Media Metrics Roundup for September 14, 2016

    by Jason Alcorn
    September 14, 2016

    The Washington Post Registers 5X Mobile Boost From Google’s Progressive Web Apps

    (Robert Andrews / Beet.TV)
    Mobile page load times have dropped from three seconds to one second.

    How The Daily Beast Gets 40 Percent of Readers to Visit Its Homepage

    (Max Willens / Digiday)
    Speed makes a difference, but there are good insights into editorial here, too.

    Smarter Survey Results and Impact

    (Avinash Kaushik / Occam’s Razor)
    The difference between reporting and analysis. If you do surveys, give it a read.


    Q&A: Former LA Times Reporter on Story That Led to $185 Million Wells Fargo Fine

    (Pete Vernon / Columbia Journalism Review)
    Journalism has an impact, sometimes it just takes a while. (Five years, in this case.)

    Facebook’s News Feed Turns 10

    (Jessi Hempel / Backchannel)
    An oral history.

    From MetricShift

    Story by Story, More Page Views for Trump than Clinton by Conrad Lee


    DigitalEd: Smarter Audience Analytics for Journalists by Ben DeJarnette

    Influencers and Community Help Boost Instagram Video Views by Gabrielle Boland

    Branded Content May Be King, But It’s Still Accountable to Someone by Ian Gibbs

    Why Journalists Can No Longer Ignore Snapchat by Tim Cigelske

    How Media Metrics Training Works In The Real World by Kevin Davis

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    Jason Alcorn (@jasonalcorn) is the Metrics Editor for MediaShift. In addition to his work with MediaShift, he is an analyst with the Media Impact Project and works as a consultant with non-profits and newsrooms.

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