Analytics

(Re)Introduction to Webcast Metrics

Apr 2, 2012

Later this month Arbitron and Edison Research will release their annual Infinite Dial study, in which they find that the weekly usage of Internet radio (which includes online streams of terrestrial broadcasts) among Americans 12 and over increased by more than 30% from 2011 to 2012. It's the biggest increase since they started tracking that statistic in 1998, which begs the question: Do you know how many people listen to your station's stream(s)?

Introduction to Webcast Metrics

Mar 12, 2012

Last week NPR Digital Services officially added Triton Digital's Webcast Metrics service to our suite of analytics offerings. A webinar was held to introduce the service to NPR member stations and to answer questions. Needless to say, a good time was had by all!

As promised, here's the full video of the presentation and discussion:

7 Ways to Grow Your Election Audience

Feb 8, 2012

Strong election coverage will bring in traffic to your site. This is a good thing. You want more people coming to your site, listening to your audio, reading your stories and looking to you for the latest election updates. 

7 Steps to Relevance in Digital Journalism

Jan 26, 2012

Nathan Bernier is a radio reporter and lead blogger for KUTNews.org, the station’s news blog, which is operated by the news staff. This interview was conducted and condensed by Ki-Min Sung. 

1. Use analytics.

Analytics will not ruin your news. You will not write about Justin Beiber or iPad 2 stories because you’re not stupid. I was concerned that introducing analytics would create a race to the bottom, but I think it better informs your editorial decisions. Ultimately, you ignore analytics at your peril.

That said, I don’t think more page views necessarily means a better site. The quality of the interaction matters a lot. Page views are just one measure of success.But you do have a responsibility to your audience to know if they like your stuff.

Summary of Arbitron's Total Audience Measurement

Jan 23, 2012

As NPR and Public Radio content becomes increasingly accessible on more platforms, each release of Arbitron’s broadcast ratings is met with more skepticism.  Any ratings decline or lack of growth is often attributed to people shifting their listening from broadcast to digital.

Background on Arbitron's Total Audience Measurement

Jan 23, 2012
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Arbitron's Total Audience Measurement service aims to measure listening to all forms of audio, across all platforms.

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