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Casey Anthony Drives Serious Chatter and Attention to CNN.com

Unless you have shut yourself off entirely from the media world, Casey Anthony has become a hot topic of conversation and debate.  It seems as though everyone has an opinion to share on the case and what they would have done if they were a juror (just scroll through your first few updates on Facebook). So although we can all talk the talk about Casey Anthony, she actually makes some

Compete April 2011 Category Data for ‘News: Sports’ Shows Rise of BleacherReport.com

Fast-Growing Online Publisher Is Firmly Entrenched as One of the Category Leaders BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) - Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released data for it News: Sports category highlighting the continued rise of Bleacherreport.com. In April, the self-described “leading publisher of original and entertaining sports editorial content” grew 9.7 percent (up 46.2 percent for the year) while the category as a whole declined 3.9 percent. April was a big sports month,

‘Arab Spring’: A Test for Journalism and the Rise of Al Jazeera in the West

Much of the attention of the world has been focused on the Middle East this spring between the riots, revolutions, and breaking news across the region. From Tunisia to Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, and most recently, the death of Osama bin Laden, important changes have been taking place in the Middle East that directly affect people all over the world. While there’s been a lot of talk about how

Compete March 2011 Category Data Show Consumers Were Fixated on Online Global News

News: World Category Grew 17.5 Percent During a Month of Somber News BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) - Compete, a Kantar Media company, has released data for March showing that websites in the News: World category grew significantly. The category attracted 115 million unique visitors (UVs) — growing 17.5 percent month-over-month (M-O-M) and 13.5 percent year-over-year (Y-O-Y). Online news coverage of stories like the Japan earthquake on March 11 and unrest in Libya made March

Oil Slick Reaches the Web

With the ominous Gulf Coast oil spill steadily creeping toward Freemason Island, BP has attempted to cap the leak with a giant steel and concrete containment unit.  However, that didn’t go according to plan as the container quickly became filled with ice-like hydrate crystals and had to be temporarily removed.  As they prepare to implement their next solution, I’m curious if the 24-hour new coverage has the attention of the