Need for speed
Dear newspaper publishers,
People are calling you names: “News Sites Are Fatter and Slower Than Ever.” They question your competence: “Local newspapers have done a terrible job building local digital audiences.”
Your local papers are the major employer of our nation’s reporters and the reservoir of regional history. We need you, but you’re losing us.
Barrett Golding, web developer and leader of Hearing Voices from NPR, looks at the issue of the poor performance of most newspaper websites.
Need for speed 2: Newspaper data diving, metrics and methodologies
Welcome to the weeds, fellow bit-twisters and data divers. We can chat here without worrying about the numeracy nonbelievers. This post details the methodologies used in “Need for speed 1: Newspaper load times give ‘slow news days’ new meaning.” First, you and I both know “load time” is a fickle metric, completely dependent on the … Continued