Recordonline.com Surpasses 12 Million Page-view Mark

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July marked the first time recordonline.com surpassed the 12 million page-view mark.

We had be trending towards 12 million a few times this year, but to finally break it was very satisfying. The entire newsroom contributed to the effort. Our readers also have to be giving some of the credit. User generated photos made up a large chunk of traffic in July.

July marked the first time recordonline.com surpassed the 12 million page-view mark.

Recordonline.com is the award-winning Web site of the Times Herald-Record, an 80,000-circulation Dow Jones Local Media Group newspaper in New York's Hudson Valley. The Web site's record readership was a mix of staff-generated content and high interest in user-generated content.

"Finally surpassing the 12 million mark was a huge win for us," Online News Editor Erik Gliedman said. "We had be trending towards 12 million a few times this year, but to finally break it was very satisfying. The entire newsroom contributed to the effort. Our readers also have to be giving some of the credit. User generated photos made up a large chunk of traffic in July."

Father/son lookalike photo galleries, bear-sighting photos, multimedia from Hudson River Day and ongoing coverage of layoffs at IBM were among the highlights.

This is the second time this year recordonline.com has broken its page-view record by a factor of 1 million, passing the 11 million page-view mark in January.

About Dow Jones Local Media Group:
Dow Jones Local Media Group, http://www.dowjones.com/lmg, formerly Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., operates eight community media groups around the country - including the Hudson Valley Media Group - that collectively are comprised of 8 daily and 15 weekly newspapers, several lifestyle magazines and other niche publications, and a multitude of affiliated Web sites in seven states.

Media Contact:
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Product Manager, Distributed Media
774.313.6093

About Dow Jones:
Dow Jones & Company is a News Corporation company (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV. Dow Jones is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Its Enterprise Media Group includes Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Dow Jones Client Solutions, Dow Jones Indexes and Dow Jones Financial Information Services. Dow Jones owns 50% of SmartMoney and 33% of STOXX Ltd. and provides news content to radio stations in the U.S.

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