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Utopian Beginnings: A Tale of Two Websites

Angèle Christin

in Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691175232
eISBN:
9780691200002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175232.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the early days of online news, before profit, traffic, and metrics-based imperatives became key concerns. It pays close attention to the first years of TheNotebook in New York ... More


Entering the Chase for Clicks: Transatlantic Convergences

Angèle Christin

in Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691175232
eISBN:
9780691200002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175232.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines how TheNotebook and LaPlace websites entered the chase for traffic. It recounts how the two websites realized that they needed to attract more online readers to survive. It also ... More


The Multiple Meanings of Clicks: Journalists and Their Algorithmic Publics

Angèle Christin

in Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691175232
eISBN:
9780691200002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175232.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter centers on the uses and interpretation of web analytics at TheNotebook and LaPlace. It talks about how the two publications used the same software programs to track the preferences of ... More


The Fast and the Slow: Producing Online News in Real Time

Angèle Christin

in Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691175232
eISBN:
9780691200002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175232.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the consequences of distinct understandings of metrics on the daily life of news organizations. It looks into two key aspects of metrics: editorial production and compensation ... More


Between Exposure and Unpaid Work: Compensation and Freelance Careers

Angèle Christin

in Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691175232
eISBN:
9780691200002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175232.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the ramifications of the conflicting systems of evaluation by turning to the thorny question of compensation. It reviews the dilemma of TheNotebook and LaPlace websites on how ... More


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