Business/financial is fastest-growing news area during pandemic
Business and finance coverage is the fastest-growing area of news and information content during the coronavirus era, according to data from SimilarWeb, reports Sara Fischer of Axios.
Fischer reports, “For the first time in several years, politics is not the top news category in America, or globally.
“Driving the news: Of the several hundred global news websites measured by SimilarWeb for this analysis, business and finance news websites grew 42% year-over-year, while other types of news, like sports, lost significant traffic.
- FoxBusiness.com saw the highest percentage growth out of any business website, growing 140.5% year-over-year from last year’s first quarter to this year’s, per SimilarWeb.
- The fastest-growing finance and news websites also include oilprice.com, barrons.com, marketwatch.com, investing.com, money.cnn.com, fool.com (Motley Fool), ft.com, cnbc.com and wsj.com.
- Bloomberg says the number of new subscribers in March was up 178%, with average daily new subscribers up by 4x the historical rate. The company says its social-first video news network QuickTake was up 71%in March.”
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