Tag Archives: Newspapers

Regional title the Express & Star to launch paywall

West Midlands regional daily, the Express & Star, is to put its content behind a paywall with just a select few stories on the homepage remaining free.

This would make the Midland News Association owned title the first regional in the UK to attempt to make users pay for content. Read more on Regional title the Express & Star to launch paywall…

Metropolitan Police under fire over News of the World contacts

Politics Home has a good story that spells trouble for the Metropolitan Police regarding its rather too cosy relationship with the News of the World.

The Met had previously been accused of failing to properly investigate the phone hacking scandal, which has been reopened following fresh evidence coming to light including News International finding apparently ‘lost’ emails.

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DMGT plans no investment in regionals and says it is open to offers

The Daily Mail and General Trust could be gearing up to sell-off its local newspaper buisness (again).

Journalism.co.uk reports DMGT chief executive saying that it will not be investing in its Northcliffe operation and is open to approaches. Read more on DMGT plans no investment in regionals and says it is open to offers…

News International finds ‘lost’ emails that promise fresh evidence in hacking case

The Independent is reporting today that a file of emails has come to light from executives at News International. The emails date from the height of the phone-hacking scandal and what is significant is that these emails were previously reported as “lost” following a botched data transfer. Funny that.

The emails, which weren’t previously available to police, have been found as Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper business comes under intense scrutiny as a fresh investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World gets underway. Read more on News International finds ‘lost’ emails that promise fresh evidence in hacking case…

News of the World phone hacking defence collapses

How long has David Cameron’s communications chief Andy Coulson got left in his job?

News Corporation has always said that the phone hacking scandal was the work of a rogue reporter (you know like the lone gunman..), but this defence is now fast unravelling as Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective at the centre of the case, reveals that the paper’s head of news commissioned him to access voicemail messages. So not exactly rogue then, but more institutional, planned and organised?

Read more on News of the World phone hacking defence collapses…

Tablets the new printing presses – Murdoch’s The Daily

David Carr and Brian Stelter at the New York Times talk about Rupert Murdoch’s planned iPad-only newspaper, due out in 2011. News Corporation is backing The Daily with a $30m budget. Read more on Tablets the new printing presses – Murdoch’s The Daily…

Fairfax Media cautious on online paywall

Fairfax Media Ltd chief executive Brian McCarthy says building paywalls around general news websites may not be the best way to make money. McCarthy says it’s a lot easier for publications that target a niche audience, such as the Fairfax-owned Australian Financial Review, to “monetise” content online. Read more on Fairfax Media cautious on online paywall…

Advertisers want consistent and easy to understand reporting

The raft of new technology innovations such as ad exchanges, ad networks and demand side platforms (DSPs), as well as in-house sales teams are all having a major impact on shaping the way we perceive the buying, selling, and reporting of advertising space.

There is one problem though. Among these changes, there is no consistency in the way in which the buying and selling of advertising space is reported, making it difficult to understand the true value and performance of the advertising space. Read more on Advertisers want consistent and easy to understand reporting…

Independent plotting launch of new title aimed at twentysomethings

The Guardian is reporting that the Independent is working on the launch of a new title. It says the new title is going to be targeting twentysomethings and will be priced at just 20p, which is considerably cheaper than the main paper that is priced at £1. Read more on Independent plotting launch of new title aimed at twentysomethings…

Cameron defends Andy Coulson – but says no one is ‘unsackable’

David Cameron last night said that nobody on his team was unsackable, as he faced questions about his communications director, Andy Coulson, as the phone hacking scandal continues to hound the former News of the World editor.

The prime minister defended Coulson in a Channel 4 News interview as his comms chief faces allegations that he knew about illegal phone hacking during his time as editor of the News of the World. Read more on Cameron defends Andy Coulson – but says no one is ‘unsackable’…