Interactive Newsprint is a UK-based research project that will be demonstrating there interactive paper technology at this year’s London Design Festival. Their aim is to bring ‘the internet of things‘ to the humble printed page. Is it too late for interactive paper in a world rapidly transitioning to digital media, or are they perfectly positioned to revolutionise the industry?
There is a long-standing tradition of publishing gore in Mauritius by ‘la presse sensationnelle’ and it looks like these photos have been used to boost the circulation figures for a new entrant in an already crowded marketplace.
Nostalgia is a funny thing. These days, we really can’t get away from it. Whether through vintage fashion or tinted Instagram photos, we seem to want to live continually in the past. Which is perhaps one reason why The Artist, which comes out on DVD today, was such a surprise hit last year. A love letter to silent cinema, it triumphed at the Oscars with its story of George Valentin, a silent movie actor who struggles with the arrival of the talkies.
In India, there is a jolly and very entertaining newspaper war going on between two of the country’s most established titles. Between them, they enjoy a circulation of more than 5m readers.
The Times of India (TOI) has always thought itself more lively than its rivals, and its usually breathless mix of showbusiness “news”, cricket gossip [...]
This reminds me of last December’s conflagration over Vince Cable’s comments about taking on Rupert Murdoch. Labour-supporters gleefully called for the Business Secretary to be sacked, apparently oblivious to the fact that, in undermining Cable, they were strengthening the hand of the Chancellor in relation to the banks.
This week’s update from the world of digital newsgathering and the place to let us know your thoughts on The Independent and i’s digital operations.
How safe is our history in this age of budget cuts? And is ‘history’ as a subject in itself doomed in a digital continually-updated age?
I don’t deny that several newspapers,not to mention lots of commentators, have it in for Blair. And much of the criticism is grossly over the top. But I also feel that he overdoes it when he accuses the British media, as a whole, of being biased against Blair.
New local television stations are promised, run by companies freed from cross-media ownership restrictions. Can local newspapers make up for other missed opportunies?
A quick overnight analysis of the general election results advocated by 17 leading UK newspapers – and the positive reasons they present for their choices:
…based on an initial reading of the editorial declarations made by: the Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, News of the World, Sunday [...]
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