TPM Media Draws Record Traffic in September: 26.7 Million Pageviews Across Network of Blogs; Also #1 on YouTube, New Community Platform

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Award-winning news and politics website Talking Points Memo announces record traffic.

Our audience has always been a critical part of our reporting model

Award-winning news and politics website Talking Points Memo announced today that it set new traffic records in September 2008. TPM drew 26.7 million page views and 2.6 million unique readers in September to its network of news aggregation, election and investigative reporting blogs.

It also set a new record for its video content, recording 16.3 million full YouTube video views in September. TPM's video channel TPMtv was consistently the most popular channel on YouTube.

Building on this success, TPM recently launched myTPM, an opt-in blogging and social networking platform. Members who sign up can keep a blog at the site, comment across the network and recommend content. They can also choose to "follow" other community members and be alerted when those they follow post, comment, or recommend. MyTPM already has thousands of members who generate hundreds of blog posts and tens of thousands of comments and recommendations every day.

"Our audience has always been a critical part of our reporting model," TPM Editor and Publisher Josh Marshall said. "As we grow, we're constantly looking for ways to maintain and deepen our relationship with our readers."

With the help of new traffic from these community tools and growing interest in the coming election, TPM is on track to exceed 30 million page views in October.

About TPM Media:

TPM Media's blogs are widely regarded as among the most innovative and influential political blogs in the country. Their groundbreaking work has been lauded in publications like the New York Times, GQ and the Columbia Journalism Review. This past February, TPM Media was the first web-only news operation to receive the George Polk Award for its reporting on the US Attorney Scandal. TPM Media publishes Talking Points Memo, its flagship blog, as well as TPMmuckraker, TPM Election Central, TPMtv, and TPMCafe.


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