Political news is everywhere, dominating the news cycle and filling our social media news feeds. CNN, the Washington Post and ProPublica are all staffing up to cover the Trump administration.
But what does that means for other kinds of news? Like, you know, the Super Bowl this weekend.
Sports, dining, travel, and entertainment haven’t gone anywhere. In our current climate, heavy on hard news, the news of #BeyonceTwins was a refreshing break for a lot of readers. Publishers see huge viral success with food videos. In fact, politics may even increase readers’ appetite for stories that deliver a little self-care.
What does audience development look like for this lighter fare? Is there another breakout like Tasty on the horizon? Is politics bleeding into non-political beats?
In our #MetricShift chat on Friday, February 17, we talk about the metrics of “just for fun” stories.
The chat, which you can find by searching for #MetricShift on Twitter, will be moderated by Tim Cigelske, associate editor of metrics at MediaShift. Guest will include and Jason Alcorn, MediaShift.org metrics section editor and nonprofit news consultant.
A recap of the Chat from Storify is posted below: