Good News for Journalism

And good news for a site I used to love, Salon. They’re bucking the journalist = aggregator trend and publishing less stories but with more original content. As the article says, this just feels right.

And it’s working:

In December and January, Salon published 33 percent fewer posts than it had in those same months the previous years — but it saw 40 percent greater traffic. Slashing the amount of content it published by a third, the site still logged record-high unique visitor numbers — 7.23 million at the end of January — and without any “big viral hits” that would have skewed the numbers, Lauerman said.

From What Charlie Sheen Taught Salon About Being Original {nieman journalism lab}.