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Poker face: Nieman traffic experiment proves you can’t have sizzle without steak

I call it the “Lady Gaga-izing of news”: what our news websites would turn into if they were driven only by page views.

Our site would be riddled with cat videos, puppy stories and a galleries of NFL cheerleaders.

Sometimes, we find ourselves posting the latest celebrity gossip, and I’ve heard online editors in our newsroom say ‘I’m not ashamed to admit it – I’m a page view whore.’ (Apologies for the nasty language, this sometimes does tend to happen in a newsroom.)

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