LATimes.com broke its own new records for page views (195.2 million) and unique visitors (33 million) in March, Managing Editor/Online Jimmy Orr says in a memo today. He credits the onslaught of breaking news (Japan, Egypt, Libya, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Sheen) and some internal changes that add to page views. Blogs were also hot on the Times site, led in page views by the photography blog and local news blog L.A. Now.
Top 10 blogs (page views)
1. Framework -- 36,564,399
2. L.A. Now -- 9,444,790
3. Show Tracker -- 2,976,769
6. Ministry of Gossip
7. Booster Shots
8. Hero Complex
9. Company Town
10. Lakers Blog
Top-read articles or blog posts
1. 8.9 quake kills hundreds in Japan (Barbara Demick, David Pierson, Kenji Hall)
2. Barefoot Contessa taking heat for repeatedly rejecting ‘Make-a-Wish’ cancer patient (Rene
Lynch on Daily Dish)
3. Volcano in southern Japan erupts (Molly Hennessy-Fiske)
4. Crescent City, Santa Cruz hit hard by tsunami from Japan quake (Mike Anton, Shan Li)
5. Did Paris Hilton say “I can’t stand black guys” in new book? (Greg Braxton on Show Tracker)
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Also on Spring Street: The paper's Bell coverage won an IRE Medal. Memo from Times editor Russ Stanton.