Gap widens between top NZ news sites

Latest data from Neilsen show that has extended its lead in the General News category with growth of 29 per cent in the number of NZ-based average daily unique browsers when compared to the same category ranking a year ago. The Wellington-based site, owned by Fairfax, now enjoys a lead of 48 per cent […] extends lead in NZ-based visitors

The news section of Fairfax’s news website extended its lead over the news section at APN’s in July, according to data released today by Nielsen. was in third place. Average daily unique visitors at were 16.4 per cent higher in July than in January. All figures are based on NZ domestic […]

Washington Posts fires blogger, then dives for cover

It’s fascinating to compare these two accounts of the sacking of White House Watch blogger Dan Froomkin: From the Washington City Paper, full of juicy quotes from Post insiders From the Washington Post’s ombudsman, who got stonewalled by his own colleagues. Hat tip: Jay Rosen UPDATE July 7: Froomkin joins as Washington DC […]

Online video viewing up 68%

Online video viewing has increased dramatically over the past year, according to US data from Nielsen Online. The Nielsen chart above shows an increase in the number of viewers, but even stronger growth in the number of minutes that each viewer spent, on average, watching online video. This made me wonder about the growth in […]

Charting the change in classified advertising

These charts, from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, really need no commentary and certainly won’t come as a surprise. Of course “classifieds ads websites” is another way of saying Craigslist, which had 42.2 million unique visitors in March 2009, compared with 53.8 million total unique visitors to classified sites. For an equally dramatic […]