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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


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


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