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Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Rise in digital traffic is no longer automatic

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 25 / 17

Amid all the industry debate around declining TV ratings for many major sports properties, particularly the NFL, another media measurement issue lurks quietly in the background: a marked retreat in the overall audience and consumption for digital sports media. Monthly reports from measurement age...

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