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Seeking Alpha's Managing Editor, News; I manage the team that produces the site's news items (http://seekingalpha.com/news/), our real-time coverage of market news and analysis, as well as Breaking News-powered digests such as Wall Street Breakfast.
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  • Market Currents' 500-Post Day 3 comments
    Oct 26, 2012 11:17 AM

    When I came in as managing editor for Market Currents at Seeking Alpha last year, in peak earnings time we were able to hit some 240 posts per day -- what would be some 10 per hour, if we weren't concentrated heavily on market hours.

    Yesterday, buoyed by a heavy day in earnings, Market Currents had its first 500-post day (and then some, ending up with 538 items). It's a nice indicator of how we're trying to stretch out our coverage to a wider universe while raising quality and focusing on actionable information along the way.

    I hear from a lot of people about how they like to read and use Market Currents -- some like to open a browser tab to use it as a running ticker of investment news and commentary; others prefer to stay mobile and look to our Real-Time Alerts to inform them about what's going on in their portfolio. So long as we're improving quality, more items means more information for everyone.

    We have a small but terrific team working on parsing information each day to provide short-form news and analysis on the investments you care about -- and cresting the 500-post mark means that overall we're getting you more of the alerts you choose as well. From my team's perspective, we're hoping that high-quality, sharp coverage of a few thousand stocks, along with fixed-income and macroeconomic issues -- combined with a far-reaching array of earnings and dividend coverage and economic data -- adds up to a very solid reader benefit.

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  • SA Editor Eli Hoffmann
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    Awesome job, Jason and team!

     

    When do you guess you'll hit 1,000?
    28 Oct 2012, 08:35 AM Reply Like
  • Joe Springer
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    Congratulations!
    28 Oct 2012, 10:34 PM Reply Like
  • Adam Jackson
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    Congratulations, Jason and the MC team. This is a fantastic achievement!

     

    (I'd also add that, as well as the RTAs and website, the new mobile/iPhone interface for Market Currents is an elegant way to see a whole list of news items easily while you're on the move.)
    31 Oct 2012, 09:43 AM Reply Like
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