Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 10, 2011

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A recent study from the Pew Research Center shows that Facebook has become a critical traffic source for online news. While Google, the Drudge Report and Yahoo remain the top referrers, Facebook now drives up to 8 percent of traffic to top news sites. The same study shows that Twitter is terrible at driving traffic. In other news, Conde Naste announced that digital versions of its popular publications would be available for the iPad. Starting with The New Yorker, users can subscribe for $5.99 a month or $59.99 for the year. Vanity Fair, Wired and GQ are among the publications being offered in the coming weeks. And finally, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that videogames would be considered art and can now receive funding. The Arts on Radio and Television category has been changed to The Arts in Media, and now includes webisodes and interactive games.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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