Date

Thu - 23.11.2017


Guardian.co.uk


As everyone from businesses to governments to individuals go digital, the amount of raw data being recorded and stored is growing at a dizzying rate. Often this data contains useful information that it is in the public interest to analyse, but it exists in a format that very few people can understand. The solution to the problem? Find experts who can convert large amounts of data into easily accessible stories. In other words, find data journalists.



These are some of the ideas fuelling Danish daily Dagbladet Information's new initiative, Nordisk Nyhedshacker 2012 ("Nordic News Hacker 2012"). The project, run in collaboration with The Guardian, Google and Syddansk Universitet's Center for Journalism, invites journalists or data experts to create a piece of data journalism - which could be anything from a data mash-up to a new mobile app - and submit it to a panel of judges. The creator of the winning entry will be given a $20,000 scholarship by Google and will be invited to work with the Guardian Data Blog in London for one month. The Center for Journalism contributes by advertising the competition and incorporating elements of data journalism into its curriculum.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-22 18:07

Mail Online was the only British audited national newspaper website to report a monthly increase in unique browser traffic for July, according to the latest data released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations Electronic (ABCe), Journalism.co.uk reported.

Mail Online had a slight increase of 0.38 percent from June to July at 2,494,916 daily unique browsers. Its year-on-year growth in daily visitor numbers also rose by 44 percent, Media Guardian reported.

Guardian.co.uk was still on the second spot, with 1,933,704 daily unique visitors, down 5 percent from June but up 30 percent year-on-year, Press Gazette reported.

Telegraph.co.uk followed with 1,623,290 daily uniques, down 9 percent month-on-month but also up 22 percent compared to the same month last year.

Mirror Group Digital had its July traffic down 3 percent from June to 513,944, but up 4 percent from July 2009, while the Independent's website had 471,917 daily uniques, down 4 percent month-on-month but up 22 percent year-on-year.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-08-26 21:40

According to the latest data released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations Electronic, Mail Online stayed on the top as the most visited UK newspaper Web site in April, Media Guardian reported.

Associated Newspapers' Web site network had more than 2.3 million combined average daily browsers in April, up 5.33 percent month-over-month and 74.5 percent year-over-year.

Mail Online was also the first newspaper website in the country to reach 40 million monthly uniques in April, Media Guardian reported.

The second spot went to Guardian.co.uk again, with more than 1.8 million average daily browsers. Telegraph.co.uk was ranked third, with just under 1.6 million.

News International eschewed its websites from the ABCe audit last month, as the content from the Times and Sunday Times will go behind a paywall in June, followed by the Sun and News of the World later.

Most newspaper Web sites now use daily visitor numbers on average as the headline measurement figure, as it seems to be more representative than a monthly user figure, according to Media Guardian.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-05-31 18:27

Tim Gentry, the Guardian's head of optimisation and effectiveness, said in a presentation at the Omniture Summit EMEA 2010 that the publisher would not implement online registration, as it "could push away a lot of our audience," Media Week reported.

This statement comes as the paper reported that DMGT, the Daily Mail's parent company, has said it will not follow The Times' paywall strategy and instead remain a largely free site.

Gentry said The Guardian draws about 33 million monthly unique visitors. It uses Omniture's website measurement tool SiteCatalyst as well as Audience Science's 'Discovery' technology, which enables them to create more interesting audience segments for advertisers, Brand Republic reported.

He also mentioned that the forthcoming EU directive covering online privacy was "a challenge" for publishers. "How we do behavioural targeting within [this] new legal framework will be interesting. We remain an opt-out organisation, rather than opt-in," he added.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-05-21 22:30

Guardian.co.uk continued to draw the most visitors among online UK newspapers through the month of May, with 27.2 million visitors for the month, MediaWeek reported on Wednesday.

Telegraph.co.uk saw a dramatic boost, with 25.2 million unique visitors to the Web site, stimulated by its exposure of the MP misconduct.

ABCe data for May had the Mirror Group Digital, showing the most rapid growth in global visitors, with an 80 percent increase from a year a before, to 8.7 million online guests for May. Mail online rounded out the bottom of the global growth levels with a 31.7 percent increase to 24.6 million visitors.

Mirror Group Digital was also the fastest growing newspaper website within the UK with a year to year increase of 72.4 percent to 4.5 million local visitors. Guardian.co.uk had the lowest local growth, up 29.7%, to 9.9 million.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-07-02 20:56

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