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More Post.com Stats…

…and Post.com Executive Editor Jim Brady is none too happy with you FishbowlDC leakers.

    You may notice there are no longer any specific traffic numbers in this e-mail. Sorry about that, but because someone thought it’d be fun to leak the last memo to DC Fishbowl, we’ll have to keep these more vague going forward.

    Thanks,
    Jim

Read the full memo after the jump…


    TRAFFIC INFORMATION
    Top Ten Videos in October:
    ‘The Dragonfly’
    3.5 gram Hovering Ornithopter
    In-Flight Camera
    Marine Corps
    Marathon – 2:22:18 – 3:00:00 Melting Arctic Sea Ice
    PostTalk: Ron Paul
    First-Generation Reciprocating Chemical Muscle ‘Without the Video, It’s Just an Attack’
    Washington Sketch: Gen. Pace’s Military Sendoff Band Defies Stereotypes in China

    Top Ten Weekly Discussions in October:
    Carolyn Hax Live
    Chatological Humor
    Ask Tom
    The Chat House
    Celebritology Live
    On TV
    Got Plans?
    Reliable Source
    Talk About Travel
    Media Backtalk

    Most Popular Site Search Keywords in October:
    Ask Amy
    Carolyn Hax
    Obituaries
    China
    Immigration
    Syria
    Iraq
    Iran
    Froomkin
    Blackwater

    RECENT LAUNCHES

    The 2007 Holiday Guide (11/14)
    Post Rock, a music blog written by J. Freedom du Lac and David Malitz (11/12)
    A redesigned Politics page, plus a collection of new Politics features in the Campaign Toolbox (11/6)
    The Newstracker application for Facebook, which aggregates news from
    washingtonpost.com and other sources (10/31)
    A new widgets index page (10/23)
    A searchable database of presidential campaign contributions (10/17)
    A new Shopping section for local new and used products, including the
    Shop To It blog highlighting sales and other great finds (10/16)
    Live online discussions with presidential candidates (10/9)
    The 2008 Election Collection widget, which gathers information from our campaign events tracker, Post coverage database and fundraising database (10/5)
    Short Stack, a blog by Book World staff (10/5)
    The local blog directory, which lets readers find blogs about their
    neighborhood or a particular topic (10/4) TIP OF THE WEEK If you have trouble zeroing in on your search term in the results turned up by Google, select the cached version of the page. Your search term will be highlighted.

    WORTH A PEEK

    ClickZ.com has an interesting roundup (based on Hitwise research) of traffic to the presidential candidates’ websites.

    OTHER NEWS
    Awards

    Washingtonpost.com received an Edward R. Murrow award for outstanding
    achievement in electronic journalism in the large market website
    category from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
    Jenn Crandall’s onBeing won a Special Distinction Award in the
    Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism. The judges said
    of the video portrait series, “It’s different. It makes you cry. It’s
    a model for the future of news.”
    onBeing won a silver medal in the features category from the Society
    for News Design, which also awarded a gold medal in the non-breaking
    news category to Travis Fox’s Crisis in Darfur Expands.
    Being a Black Man won an Online Convergence Award from the Associated
    Press Managing Editors.
    Washingtonpost.com was nominated for four Online Journalism Awards by
    the Online News Association. We were finalists in the following
    categories: Overall Excellence, Outstanding Use of Digital Media for
    OnBeing, Service Journalism for the Lean Plate Club and Investigative
    Journalism for Walter Reed and Beyond. While we didn’t bring home
    any awards, we were happy to receive the most nominations of any site
    in the large-site category.

    PRESS ROOM
    Wash Post Edges Up Monthly List of Top 30 Web Sites (Editor & Publisher) Don Graham Gets the Internet and Facebook (Washingtonian) Washington Post Site Extends Winning Streak (TV Week) Washington Post in Web 3.0 Push (The Guardian) WaPo and the Freep Lead the Way (Columbia Journalism Review) Q&A with WaPo and USA Today: What’s With the Widget Craze? (Editors
    Weblog)

    INDUSTRY NEWS
    MediaPost finds increased traffic to newspaper websites.
    The Century Foundation’s Peter Osnos notes that the Web has allowed
    the Post to become “at last, truly a national news outlet.”
    Ad Age talks about the relevance of total audience versus paid print
    circulation.
    PaidContent.org covered the economics of content panel at the Dow
    Jones Media and Money conference.
    Ad Age writes on media outlets flocking to Facebook.
    Slate’s Tim Harford asks whether newspaper sites should charge for
    content.
    The Age discusses recent changes to Google’s PageRank algorithm.
    Editor & Publisher talks about the importance of Facebook to news
    publishers.
    An interesting Nieman piece debates the value of anonymity and
    community on newspaper websites.
    Columbia Journalism Review discusses the government’s role in the
    future of news.
    Vanity Fair’s Michael Wolff reviews the evolution of media.

    BLOG BUZZ
    New Media Bytes highlights blogs (including some of ours) that succeed in attracting comments and building community.
    BuzzMachine examines new roles for editors online.
    Editors Weblog notes a study of newspaper sites’ use of video.
    Poynter blogs about the future of user-generated content on news sites.

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