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iNewspapers: Sites for sore eyes

The NY Times is redesigning its website and is looking to overhaul the way it looks and, in doing so, change the way readers can navigate it. It’s only a prototype at this stage, but it certainly looks nice. It’s clean, organised and seems to be intuitive in the way it helps readers find more … Continue reading

Malcolm Fraser: Does it matter who owns our papers? Yes it does

This comes from The Conversation and the story can be found at this link. The Conversation provides independent analysis and commentary from academics and researchers. It is funded by CSIRO, Melbourne, Monash, RMIT, UTS, UWA, Deakin, Flinders, La Trobe, Murdoch, QUT, Swinburne, UniSA, UTAS and VU. The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald have maintained … Continue reading

Saving journalism with click fodder stories

The saviour of longform journalism or the end of quality journalism? That’s the question raised by The Gawker’s experiment with quality vs quantity in online journalism. The Gawker now has an “internet editor” whose job it is to trawl the net and post photos, videos and basically anything to grab maximum page views and lead … Continue reading

Newspapers facing a digital death?

If you’re a journalist, as I am, you are probably worried about the future of newspapers and journalism in general. The net, the loss of advertising revenue and general fragmentation of readers means has had a damaging effect on readership, revenues and jobs. The answer? Well, from what I’ve read, there’s no simple, or single, … Continue reading

Newspapers in the internet age

As a journalist I’m often despairing at the state of newspapers and traditional media as more jobs go, sales are down and writing jobs go to a big pool of freelancers for less money. So I was intrigued to find this blog post about ways newspapers and other media can survive in the new digital, … Continue reading



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