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The Metrics of News

May 2, 2017

Digital platforms provide media organizations with details about their online audiences.  The Shop Talk panelists this week talk about the pros and cons of having that information.

The panelists talk about whether it's possible to measure the impact of journalism.

An article by Jonathan Stray on the Nieman Journalism Lab's website raises the question. “If democracy would be poorer without  journalism, then journalism must have some effect. Can we measure  those effects in some way?” writes Stray.

He reports a fellowship program at the New York Times will try to find the right metric for news.