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Phillip Smith

Oaxaca, Oaxaca
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Ranking the Slowest-Loading News Sites and How They Can Speed Up PBS Mediashift Idea Lab

Ranking the Slowest-Loading News Sites and How They Can Speed Up

I present your winner (or loser?) for slowest loading feature article, the Chicago Tribune, at 16.68 seconds, almost 6 megabytes of data, and with more than 300 requests for resources to display the page in question. In fact, the Tribune was the slowest out of the 15 sites tested three out of five times. How can this be? The Chicago Tribune, ranked as one of the most trafficked U.S.