Jul 22, 2010
Circulation may be down at Chicago’s dailies, but web traffic is up at Chicago’s online news sites, as evidenced by the 20 million visits to Chicago-area online news sites in May. And what does this ever-changing media landscape mean for journalists? It means the definition of who’s a journalist now has changed, as Ray Hanania points out at Making Media Connections 2010.
While the mainstream media still dominates online—in May, six of the eight million unique cumulative visitors reported by all media outlets participating in the survey were to Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times and chicagonow (Trib blog site)–the report looked a total of 146 online sites, big and small. Many of those sites were too small to show measurable visitor traffic by commercial tracking sources.