These are the 2019's Most Engaging Stories and News Publishers on Internet, Based on Chartbeat Data

Every year, Chartbeat - a digital publisher data and analytics company - reveals a list of most engaging stories of the year to remind that readers still exist that crave for a long-form journalist.

It’s been five years since the company started publishing ‘Most Engaging Stories’ list and since then it has seen an intense rise in some offbeat topics and non-breaking news pieces.

Chartbeat list not just displays the stories with total engagement minutes but the list also celebrates the original posting of stories.

According to the measurements of reader engagement by Chartbeat's 2019 report, it’s no coincidence that human-interest stories still rank as the highest in the list of most emerging stories.

Ranking number one on the list is the long-form story published by The Atlantic with the title ‘What Really happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane’ by William Langewiesche. According to analytics revealed by Chartbeat, this article was read for more than 30 million engaged minutes or the total time viewers spent actively reading the article on the page.

Ranking No. 2 is the story ‘Someone’s Gotta Tell the Freakin’ Truth’: Jerry Falwell’s Aides Break Their Silence’ published by Politico.

According to the list, stories of Human interest and features were ranked higher this year as compared to stories about individuals.

At third and fourth spots are the two stories published by CNN with titles ‘This College dropout was bedridden for 11 years. Then he invented a surgery and cured himself’ and ‘It’s only $4.99. But Costco’s rotisseries chicken comes at a huge price".

Stories with investigative pieces were ranked higher in this year’s list as compared to stories of breaking news.

Story ‘At least 20 dead in El Paso shopping center shooting as authorities investigate Texas man and manifesto’ published by The Washington Post ranked at No. 5 Whereas two stories ‘The battle to separate Safa and Marwa’ and ‘The selfie that revealed I was a stolen baby’ published by BBC ranked at No.6 and No. 7 respectively.

Ranked at Number 8 was a story published by BBC and Yahoo! Japan.

Stories posted by ESPN on ‘How NBA executive Jeff David stole $13 million from the Sacramento Kings’ and Infobae on ‘Drogas, alcohol, sexo, prostitiocion y excesos: la declaracion complete de los testigos de la muerte’ were ranked as the 9th and 10th most emerging stories of 2019.


Article on Boeing 737 Max by Langewiesche’s New York Times Magazine also made it to the list ranking at No. 37.

Stories involving President Trump and the Brexit also ranked on the list of most emerging stories of 2019. Similarly, "The Trauma Floor: The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America" by TheVerge was also ranked among top 100.

This emerging stories of 2019 list were made after examining around 54.3 million pieces of published content of 2019 and the top 1,000 best articles were then sorted according to the total engagement minutes and later on, these articles were reviewed individually and narrowed down to top 100 stories based on a variety of qualitative criteria of Chartbeat.

The team of Chartbeat analyses each and every article in detail and examines it according to the standards provided by the company so that only the best and original posting stories emerge on the list.



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