Election week wrap-up: Tuesday night traffic trends from some prominent politics websites

By Megan Garber

Among the victors emerging from Tuesday’s midterm elections was digital news. On sites’ homepages and politics sections across the web, interactive features, data-rich graphics, and live-streaming came into their own, offering users a live alternative to TV returns-watching that was even more impressive and immersive than it had been in 2008. But, for those sites, ...
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The six-figure fan club: How Global Post got 100,000 fans on Facebook

By Megan Garber

So GlobalPost, the online-only foreign news outlet, has over 100,000 fans on Facebook. (As of this writing: 104,180.) While, sure, that's far fewer fans than some of the bigger, more established publications out there -- The New York Times has, at the moment, nearly 900,000 fans; The New Yorker, more than 162,000 -- it's also far more than, say, The New Republic (under 7,000) or, for that matter, the Washington Post (nearly 90,000.) And within GlobalPost's more direct peer group, both Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs fall in the 20,000-follower range.
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This Week in Review: Rupert’s online reader purge, election-night innovation, and ideas at ONA10

By Mark Coddington

[Every Friday, Mark Coddington sums up the week's top stories about the future of news and the debates that grew up around them.]
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