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Apple News+ and the Publishing Industry

In March last year, Apple bought the digital magazine service, Texture. Texture’s business model was relatively straightforward – users...

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717s

Great Northern, who operate the trains on my daily commute, have just introduced some brand new Class 717 rains. These have been long in...

Internet, News

Things I Hate on News Sites

I’m something of a news junkie, and I spend a lot of time reading stories on a reasonably wide range of news sites. I pay for a...

News, TV

TV News Channels – Political Pawns

In the last few days, both Sky News and CNN have become tangentially embroiled in ongoing media takeovers. In both cases, there could be an...

Media, News

Problems with News Video

Recently the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism published its annual Digital News Report, authored by Nic Newman. If...

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The New Day

Well full marks for bravery. The New Day really is a different offering to the rest of the national news offering. It’s Trinity...

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A Comment-Free 2016

There’s no two ways about it. Comments are broken. By that I mean, commenting systems on nearly any site that drives a large amount...

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Come on News TV – Use a Satellite!

A couple of years ago, I moaned on this blog about the growth of streaming video in place of satellite links in news programmes. In short,...

Media, News, Radio, TV

Ofcom on Audience Attitudes to Broadcast Media

Ofcom, the UK broadcast regulator, carries out an awful lot of research, most of which it publishes on its website. But people are lazy,...

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News by Email

On the one hand we keep hearing that email is dying. The young don’t use it, and anyway, we have an app for that. On the other hand...