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[Book] Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms

Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms Hardcover
by Angele Christin
Princeton University Press
June 30, 2020, 272 pages

The starkly different ways that American and French online news companies respond to audience analytics and what this means for the future of news

When the news moved online, journalists suddenly learned what their audiences actually liked, through algorithmic technologies that scrutinize web traffic and activity. Has this advent of audience metrics changed journalists’ work practices and professional identities? In Metrics at Work, Angèle Christin documents the ways that journalists grapple with audience data in the form of clicks, and analyzes how

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