Measuring Online Impact with Chartbeat: A Digital Tools Tutorial

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Course Overview

Measuring Online Impact with Chartbeat: A Digital Tools Tutorial
This $29.95 Webinar is free thanks to the support of the American Press Institute and Knight Foundation.
Originally Broadcast On:
October 09, 2014
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Journalists want to spend time thinking about sources and stories, not metrics. But there's so much data available to newsrooms, there's no reason not to be informed about who is engaging with your work, when, and to what degree.

Chartbeat's mission is to bring quality stories front and center using easily digestible data. 

In this Webinar, you'll learn to use Chartbeat's unique audience metrics to help you understand not only what your most popular stories are, but what stories your audience is actually spending time with. 
 Learn how to build and track your loyal, returning audience using dashboards, data visualizations, browser overlays and historical daily and weekly reports.

What Will I Learn:
  • How Chartbeat works and what data you can access
  • How to use Chartbeat to see which stories your audience spends time with
  • Tools for building a loyal, returning audience
  • Techniques for using data to bring editors, writers, and analytics teams together
  • How data is transforming news culture
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, editors, bloggers, managers and anyone who wants to learn how to make the most out of their website's data and increase audience and engagement.

Course Instructor:

Nik Nadolski

One half newsroom-consultant, one half support engineer. Nik Nadolski helps editorial and audience development teams understand best practices in the digital media industry, along with best practices for using Chartbeat for their specific roles and organizations. Using intimate knowledge about clients, their sites, and the industry, Nik is a liaison to Chartbeat’s Product and Development teams relaying issues and new ideas.


Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote community engagement and lead to transformational change.

Training Partner:

American Press Institute

The American Press Institute advances an innovative and sustainable news industry by helping publishers understand and engage audiences, grow revenue, improve public-service journalism, and succeed at organizational change.

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