Slideshows have become the scourge, and the savior, of online publishing

February 21, 2011 Main, Media Commentary

Slideshows have become the scourge, and the savior, of online publishing

Source: Columbia Journalism Report

URL: http://www.cjr.org/reports/a_faustian_bargain.php?page=all

Post Date: Nov, 2010

“A Faustian Bargain”

“In May 2009, Thebigmoney.com was shouting into the void. Slate’s business site was eight months old, but it was still averaging only 50,000 page views a day, well below The Slate Group’s goal. Staff members, of which I was one, were at a loss: Where do you find an extra 100,000 page views laying around?”