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Do newspapers speak to your condition? If so, you might be interested in a print edition of the Lancashire Evening Post that plays audio. Developed as part of a research project by the University of Central Lancashire, "Interactive Newsprint" will be demostrated at the London Design Festival next week, Journalism.co.uk’s Sarah Marshall reports.

“A new study has suggested that the most read newspaper in the UK - the Sun - is also the least trusted,” writes Andrew Pugh for Press Gazette. In the least read and most trusted category? The Independent, the Guardian, and the Financial Times.

Press Gazette also reports that Archant has launched a new 68-page glossy magazine called Fulham Resident that is being distributed to 13,500 homes.

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Emma Knight

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2012-09-13 17:08

The Wall Street Journal’s Deputy Managing Editor, Alan Murray, speaks to Forbes contributor Steven Rosenbaum about tracking the startling growth of WSJ’s live video presence, which reached 28 million streams in August.

Israeli newspaper Maariv "told its more than 2,000 staff on Monday that most of them will be fired by October and that the paper does not have the money to cover the severance pay they have coming if the paper closes, employees said.” Haaretz reports.

Columbia University’s Emily Bell argues that it's time to embrace the growing influence of real-time data on the media business.

The Observer, the Sunday title of UK newspaper The Guardian, is increasing its cover price by 30p starting this week, The Guardian reports.

For more industry news, please see WAN-IFRA's Executive News Service.

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Emma Knight

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2012-09-11 18:15

"With digital information so vulnerable to theft, it’s imperative for journalists to be proactive in protecting confidential sources and data. But too few people are taking the threat seriously," according to a report on the American Journalism Review website by Sherry Ricchiardi.

Former News of the World Editor Rebekah Brooks appeared briefly in court today in relation to alleged phone hacking. The Guardian reports that "Brooks, 44, appeared alone in the dock to hear bail conditions banning her from contacting six co-defendants, and to give police seven days notice of any foreign travel." Her next court appearance is scheduled for 26 September.

Veteran journalist, editor and blogger Steve Yelvington answers the question "Where does local media site traffic come from, anyway?"

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Brian Veseling

Date

2012-09-03 18:26

Which GOP governor is the weakest link? Which democrat senator wants to marry a multi-millionaire? The New York TimesDavid Carr consults top authorities in the world of reality television about how the U.S. Republican and Democratic National Conventions could spice up their images.

"At one point, when he was about 24, he took off into the Tasmanian wilderness with just a knife and pitted himself against nature to see if he could survive out there," says Julian Assange’s mother of her son in the Guardian’s compilation of testimonies from the whistleblower’s nearest and dearest.

Pasadena publisher James Macpherson claims to have received death threats five years ago when he began hiring workers in India to write local news stories. Now he has launched Journtent, a system for helping other publishers outsource local reporting. CJR reports.

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Emma Knight

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2012-08-28 19:09

Digital subscribers to the Financial Times have surpassed the number of print subscribers and the company says digital revenue now makes up half of the group's overall revenue, reports Ingrid Lunden on TechCrunch.

The Guardian is offering its website readers the opportunity to hide Olympics coverage on the site with the click of a "show Olympics/hide Olympics" button, writes Rachel McAthy on journalism.co.uk. The website used a similar button for readers to opt out of Royal Wedding coverage last year, McAthy notes.

The owner of the New Orleans Saints football team, Tom Benson, is part of a group that is expressing interest in buying the New Orleans Times-Picayune, writes Andrew Beaujon on Poynter. In a separate development, Beaujon notes that a US Senator from Louisana, David Vitter, is urging Advance Publications and its owner, Steven Newhouse, to sell the paper.

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Brian Veseling

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2012-07-27 16:29

The Guardian wants to aggregate the web’s best journalism, and it wants your help,” begins Mashable’s Lauren Indvik as she reports on the newspaper’s plans to launch a “pop-up aggregator” today. The way to participate? Tweet great commentary and analysis on trending stories with the hashtag #smarttakes.

A court order has banned the BBC from broadcasting a docu-drama about last year’s London riots, the Guardian reports, and the broadcaster's lawyers are considering making a formal appeal.

The digital news payments kiosk Piano Media through which numerous Slovenian and Slovakian publishers charge for content has announced that seven publishers in Poland (who are together behind 26 national and regional newspapers, 42 websites and 11 magazines) will adopt a joint subscription system in September, Journalism.co.uk and PaidContent report.

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Emma Knight

Date

2012-07-18 18:32

MediaStorm,  an online documentary multimedia producer that used to offer its content for free, has launched a "Pay Per Story" model. While unveiling two new films (A Shadow Remains and Rite of Passage) Executive Producer Brian Storm explains why the site is now charging $1.99 for access to a story.

At the intersection of “the side of light in the newsroom” and the “more lucrative shadowland of PR,” Press Gazette guest poster Martin MacConnol, CEO of content marketing agency Wardour, urges journalists to consider a sector in growth.

With the release of Apple’s iOS 6 update, anticipated later this year, the lives of Mac-using on-the-go bloggers will improve; the update will allow users to upload media to WordPress blogs from their iPhones, iPads or iPod touches. “For bloggers and image sharers, the tiny upgrade is a game changer,” says Matt Brian of The Next Web.

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Emma Knight

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2012-06-13 18:13

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