Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer, as website destinations, don't even make Top 30 newspaper websites

From Editor & Publisher:

Read as: Brand or Channel, Unique Audience (in millions), Web Page Views (in millions), Time per Person (hh:mm:ss) for the month of April

NYTimes.com: 13,735 (so 13.7 million)– 450,724 (so 450.7 million) — 0:34:05

USATODAY.com: 9,613 — 115,456 — 0:12:37

Washingtonpost.com: 8,253 — 137,715 — 0:19:05

LA Times: 5,356 — 48,958 — 0:09:31

Orlando Sentinel: 4,925 — 20,009 — 0:05:52

SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle: 4,208 — 48,571 — 0:11:50

Boston.com: 4,171 — 52,973 — 0:13:07

The Houston Chronicle: 3,911 — 96,141 — 0:21:44

Wall Street Journal Online: 3,490 — 32,920 — 0:10:14

New York Post: 3,194 — 34,572 — 0:09:17

Chicago Tribune: 3,002 — 42,557 — 0:12:51

Chicago Sun-Times: 2,720 — 21,515 — 0:07:53

Newsday: 2,440 — 18,766 — 0:05:29

New York Daily News: 2,054 — 8,944 — 0:03:46

Azcentral.com: 1,904 — 37,847 — 0:16:09

The Seattle Times: 1,882 — 14,334 — 0:06:58

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 1,819 — 83,052 — 0:31:40

International Herald Tribune: 1,717 — 3,431 — 0:02:17

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: 1,679 –16,013 — 0:05:37

Ottaway Newspapers: 1,656 — 13,433 — 0:07:14

The San Diego Union-Tribune: 1,569 — 10,285 — 0:05:40

The Cincinnati Enquirer: 1,563 — 14,480 — 0:06:03

NJ.com: 1,554 — 32,155 — 0:11:36

Sun-Sentinel: 1,538 — 27,748 — 0:13:05

The Washington Times: 1,414 — 5,347 — 0:04:10

Star Tribune: 1,413 — 26,358 — 0:23:07

The Detroit News: 1,325 — 17,722 — 0:13:17

DallasNews.com 1,315 — 10,316 — 0:07:10

Al.com (Alabama Live): 1,283 — 22,959 — 0:11:56

MercuryNews.com: 1,270 — 10,249 — 0:06:02

The Cincy Enquirer is the only Ohio paper I see there.

I’ve been offered a spot on the slate for next year’s SPJ (Society for Professional Journalists) Cleveland Pro Board and I’ve accepted. If the slate is accepted, I’ll be on that board with people whom I believe can help make a difference in the online presence of the PD and the influence and ease of use of Cleveland.com. I’m game – I hope they are too.

8 thoughts on “Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer, as website destinations, don't even make Top 30 newspaper websites

  1. Thanks very much, John! That’s why I said I wanted to be double-checked. The way the Advance Publications site list is displayed, at least on the one webpage where I found it, wasn’t the easiest for me to follow – and I’m mush after 5pm so I know I might miss something. I’m actually surprised that NOLA.com isn’t on that list of 30 – I think that site has been very good for a long time – any comment on that?

  2. Jill, Jeff,On that list, you’ll see NJ.com — the statewide site of Advance’s Newark Star-Ledger and other papers — and AL.com, ditto for Alabama. They share the common Web platform.

  3. Coffee – All good points. Certainly seems like Egger is sending a good signal with this choice. I love honeymoons.

  4. Hey Coffee – thanks for the congrats. And yes, I noticed that the Mercury News edged in there too. Fingers crossed.

  5. Jeff – here’s a list of the Advance Publications online presence. I believe you are correct – there is no intersection whatsoever between the list of the top 30, above, and any of the Advance Publication sites. But double-check me.

  6. And another thing, while at the San Jose paper:Goldberg pushed successfully to increase the number of “watchdog” stories, boost offerings to women and readers of color and expand the Mercury News Web site. During her tenure, the paper also campaigned for a San Jose city government sunshine law – an effort that won it national recognition.”It’s a true loss,” said Rick Callender, president of the Silicon Valley NAACP. He said Goldberg “has really ushered the newspaper through some tough times, but she never gave up her vision of communicating about technology, diversity and community issues. She wasn’t a manager; she was a leader.”

  7. Well, with “MercuryNews.com: 1,270 — 10,249 — 0:06:02” on the list, barely, and Editor Goldberg from San Jose, maybe there’s some hope for the PD.Comgrats on SPJ Board thing!

  8. Shalom Jill,Without looking at all 30 of the websites, do any of these papers subscribe to the horrible, last-century, cookie-cutter web design that the Plain Dealer and other clueless newspapers use?I’m guessing no.B’shalom,Jeff

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