StateImpact Network News: March 18 – 31

Around The Network

  • WLRN announced that reporter Sammy Mack is joining the StateImpact Florida team.
  • Logan Layden and Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma led a discussion of water issues March 20 at a community “On Tap” event sponsored by KOSU.
  • The Yale University Center for Environmental Law and Policy invited Susan Phillips of StateImpact Pennsylvania to talk about “emerging issues in shale gas development” as part of its webinar series on public policy.
  • Chris Satullo and members of the web team at WHYY presented a webinar to public media managers highlighting how their NewsWorks site is adapting its strategy to deal with the challenges of a “sideways world.”
  • Terrence Henry had a New York Times byline (print and web) thanks to KUT’s partnership with the Texas Tribune. The article on wastewater disposal wells credited StateImpact Texas.
  • The NPR team doesn’t physically move until April 12, but our mailing address is now officially 1111 North Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

Reader Favorites For the Past Two Weeks

Most visited stories last week in raw numbers:

  1. Oklahoma: Oklahoma Earthquake Was Largest Linked to Injection Wells, New Study Suggests
  2. Pennsylvania: Drilling Companies Agree to Settle Fracking Contamination Case for $750,000
  3. PennsylvaniaPennsylvania fracking map
  4. Texas: Keystone XL Pipeline
  5. Florida: How Florida Lawmakers Would Change High School Graduation Requirements

Most visited content on each site, in order of popularity:

What does that mean? Well, we took the top post from each of your states, according to traffic. We adjusted those figures to reflect each state’s population and then ordered the results.

  1. Oklahoma: Oklahoma Earthquake Was Largest Linked to Injection Wells, New Study Suggests
  2. Idaho: Supervalu Sale Of Albertsons Stores Expected To Close Thursday
  3. Pennsylvania: Drilling Companies Agree to Settle Fracking Contamination Case for $750,000
  4. New Hampshire: In N.H., Minimum Wage Earners Need 2.8 Jobs To Afford 2-Bedroom Apartment
  5. Indiana: School Vouchers
  6. Ohio: Ohio Charter School Serves as Safe Place for Gay Students
  7. Florida: Bill Would Delay Next Generation Test Until Schools Have Technology Ready
  8. Texas: Keystone XL Pipeline

Traffic Sources

According to Google Analytics:

  • 52% Search Engines (top terms for this week: fracking; keystone pipeline; albertsons; tj lane; supervalu)
  • 11% Referral (Google, The New York Times,, The Texas Tribune, Google News —in that order this week — plus station websites and other partners and sites)
  • 23% Dark social (emails, listservs, instant messaging, etc.)
  • 11% Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit — in that order this week)
  • 1% Direct (bookmarks and direct visits to home pages)

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