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Avoid misusing metrics by thinking about what the data shows


Chris Sutcliffe highlights the advice from speakers at the news:rewired conference in London about appropriately integrating data into news organizations’ workflow to inform their work. That advice includes: recognize your core audience’s value and avoid diluting it with “low-value” audience, consider emphasizing real-time monitoring of a story over total traffic figures, and while looking at a toolbox of many ways to measure, remember the bigger mission.

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