…and Post.com Executive Editor Jim Brady is none too happy with you FishbowlDC leakers.
You may notice there are no longer any specific traffic numbers in this e-mail. Sorry about that, but because someone thought it’d be fun to leak the last memo to DC Fishbowl, we’ll have to keep these more vague going forward.
Read the full memo after the jump…
Top Ten Videos in October:
3.5 gram Hovering Ornithopter
Marathon – 2:22:18 – 3:00:00 Melting Arctic Sea Ice
PostTalk: Ron Paul
First-Generation Reciprocating Chemical Muscle ‘Without the Video, It’s Just an Attack’
Washington Sketch: Gen. Pace’s Military Sendoff Band Defies Stereotypes in China
Top Ten Weekly Discussions in October:
Carolyn Hax Live
The Chat House
Talk About Travel
Most Popular Site Search Keywords in October:
The 2007 Holiday Guide (11/14)
Post Rock, a music blog written by J. Freedom du Lac and David Malitz (11/12)
A redesigned Politics page, plus a collection of new Politics features in the Campaign Toolbox (11/6)
The Newstracker application for Facebook, which aggregates news from
washingtonpost.com and other sources (10/31)
A new widgets index page (10/23)
A searchable database of presidential campaign contributions (10/17)
A new Shopping section for local new and used products, including the
Shop To It blog highlighting sales and other great finds (10/16)
Live online discussions with presidential candidates (10/9)
The 2008 Election Collection widget, which gathers information from our campaign events tracker, Post coverage database and fundraising database (10/5)
Short Stack, a blog by Book World staff (10/5)
The local blog directory, which lets readers find blogs about their
neighborhood or a particular topic (10/4) TIP OF THE WEEK If you have trouble zeroing in on your search term in the results turned up by Google, select the cached version of the page. Your search term will be highlighted.
WORTH A PEEK
ClickZ.com has an interesting roundup (based on Hitwise research) of traffic to the presidential candidates’ websites.
Washingtonpost.com received an Edward R. Murrow award for outstanding
achievement in electronic journalism in the large market website
category from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
Jenn Crandall’s onBeing won a Special Distinction Award in the
Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism. The judges said
of the video portrait series, “It’s different. It makes you cry. Itâ€™s
a model for the future of news.”
onBeing won a silver medal in the features category from the Society
for News Design, which also awarded a gold medal in the non-breaking
news category to Travis Fox’s Crisis in Darfur Expands.
Being a Black Man won an Online Convergence Award from the Associated
Press Managing Editors.
Washingtonpost.com was nominated for four Online Journalism Awards by
the Online News Association. We were finalists in the following
categories: Overall Excellence, Outstanding Use of Digital Media for
OnBeing, Service Journalism for the Lean Plate Club and Investigative
Journalism for Walter Reed and Beyond. While we didn’t bring home
any awards, we were happy to receive the most nominations of any site
in the large-site category.
Wash Post Edges Up Monthly List of Top 30 Web Sites (Editor & Publisher) Don Graham Gets the Internet and Facebook (Washingtonian) Washington Post Site Extends Winning Streak (TV Week) Washington Post in Web 3.0 Push (The Guardian) WaPo and the Freep Lead the Way (Columbia Journalism Review) Q&A with WaPo and USA Today: What’s With the Widget Craze? (Editors
MediaPost finds increased traffic to newspaper websites.
The Century Foundation’s Peter Osnos notes that the Web has allowed
the Post to become “at last, truly a national news outlet.”
Ad Age talks about the relevance of total audience versus paid print
PaidContent.org covered the economics of content panel at the Dow
Jones Media and Money conference.
Ad Age writes on media outlets flocking to Facebook.
Slate’s Tim Harford asks whether newspaper sites should charge for
The Age discusses recent changes to Google’s PageRank algorithm.
Editor & Publisher talks about the importance of Facebook to news
An interesting Nieman piece debates the value of anonymity and
community on newspaper websites.
Columbia Journalism Review discusses the government’s role in the
future of news.
Vanity Fair’s Michael Wolff reviews the evolution of media.
New Media Bytes highlights blogs (including some of ours) that succeed in attracting comments and building community.
BuzzMachine examines new roles for editors online.
Editors Weblog notes a study of newspaper sites’ use of video.
Poynter blogs about the future of user-generated content on news sites.