Virtual Event: Caitlin Petre with Andrew Marantz at Montclair Public LibraryAll the News That’s Fit to Click: How Metrics Are Transforming the Work of Journalists


An assistant journalism professor at Rutgers talks about her new book on how “performance metrics” are affecting journalism with a New Yorker staff writer and author.


Caitlin Petre is an assistant professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, specializing in the social processes behind the digital datasets and algorithms that increasingly govern the contemporary world. She has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Atlantic, WIRED, and the Columbia Journalism Review. This is her first book.


“All the News That’s Fit to Click: How Metrics Are Transforming the Work of Journalists” offers a behind-the-scenes look at how performance analytics are transforming the work of journalism. “Content may be king, but to determine what content is produced, media businesses are increasingly turning to metrics. Caitlin Petre is a keen and incisive observer of the way metrics-driven systems, surveillance, and analysis have infiltrated newsrooms, and what the effects have been for workers, journalism, and democracy.”―Eli Pariser, author of “The Filter Bubble”


Andrew Marantz has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2011. He has written extensively for the magazine about technology, social media, the alt-right, and the press, as well as about comedy and pop culture. He is the author of “Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation,” which he discussed on Open Book / Open Mind in 2020.