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Robinson Meyer: Writers should have access to their analytics

The Atlantic

As Washington Post and New York Times reporters will soon have access to web traffic data for their stories, Robinson Meyer says hiding traffic data from writers leads them to rely on “more oblique signals,” such as questioning whether praise from an editor is because the writing was good or because it performed well on Facebook. Meyer says: “Writers want to know what people read. If they don’t have access to direct feedback, they have feel this out indirectly.”

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