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The Arab Media Group is relaunching its Al Bayan newspaper, the oldest Arabic daily newspaper in the UAE.

Changes include a new color layour, daily supplement, and two weekly supplements.

The 'Five Senses' daily supplement will carry local and global entertainment news. The weekly Friday supplement, 'Maraya', will carry news and editorial opinions on politics. The Sunday supplement, 'Masarat', will cover local and international cultural affairs.

"The relaunch comes in response to the evolution witnessed in all sectors of UAE society, as well as the unique combination of multiple cultures in the country. We recognized the need for a daily newspaper that is capable of understanding the needs of such a diverse audience," said Abdullatif Al Sayegh, CEO of AMG.

The goal of the relaunch is for Al Bayan to extent outside of the UAE and establish itself as an outlet for the region.

Source: AME Info through IFRA Executive News Service

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Jean Yves Chainon

Date

2008-05-16 10:06

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The relaunch of the redesigned MyTelegraph site this summer will see user generated content integrated across other areas of Telegraph.co.uk, said Telegraph communities editor Shane Richmond at the PPA conference.

Accoring to Richmond, plans are in place "to take user content into other areas of Telegraph.co.uk to advertise and integrate the service." The updated MyTelegraph service will also include new tools enabling users to upload multimedia conference, reports Journalism.co.uk.

The Telegraph opted to redesign the site following the closure of Intersource, the company that built the site's original platform.

In the interim, MyTelegraph (see image), which currently has 18,000 registered users, has been housed at Telegraph HQ, Richmond said.

"That left us in a very precarious position. We had a lack of experience in running the site," he said.

The revamped site will be run on a platform created by American company ONESite.

Source: Journalism.co.uk

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Kelley Vendeland

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2008-05-09 10:28

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Northcliffe Media has rolled out a revamped version of thisishullandeastriding.co.uk, the first redesigned website in a planned relaunch of all the company's local ThisIs titles.

In addition to reformatting its exisiting 56 ThisIs sites, Northcliffe intends to add an additional 31 sites, bringing the grand total to 87.

Robert Hardie, content strategy director at Northcliffe, said the company aimed to increase stability and search performance on the new sites, citing current problems with poor search engine optimization and difficulties coping with increased traffic.

"The old system had been massively outgrown by the amount of traffic we were getting - to say it was creaking at the seams would be an understatement," Hardie said.

The next redesigned site should debut in five weeks time, with the entire program scheduled for completion by the end of the financial year.

Source: Journalism.co.uk

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Kelley Vendeland

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2008-05-02 09:12

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Though the Financial Times has been having success with circulation, it is "refreshing" its weekend paper this weekend to increase sales, especially on Sundays.

Andrew Neil, editor of the Sunday Times from 1983 to 1994, had transformed the paper to have several sections in order to dominate weekend sales, but he now feels that "market people are beginning to feel that there is too much froth on a Sunday."

FT Weekend editor Andy Davis oversaw the paper's reorganization and redesign. Book reviews will move from the magazine back to the newspaper in the Life & Arts section, the "Lunch with the FT" interview section will also move to the Life & Arts section, and the main news section will be merged with Companies & Markets. House & Home and Money will be redesigned A new magazine, FT Weekend Magazine, and new columnists, such as Merryn Somerset Webb from the Sunday Times who will write a column about personal finance, will also be included.

"We can create something new and exciting in terms of our color magazine because we think it is slightly under-powered. The key is photojournalism," says FT's editor Lionel Barber. He says that the word count for articles will be decreased so that the photos will speak for themselves.

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Carolyn Lo

Date

2008-04-21 11:39

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On April 6 (cover story left, click to view full-size), The Sunday Times in Singapore unveiled its redesign, self-described as "snazzy, stylish, modern," by its sister daily title The Straits Times.

Sunday Times editor Sumiko Tan commented on the redesign through email:

"The last redesign of The Sunday Times was in September 2003. It was a major one which saw the introduction of a Page 1 poster, a more leisurely lifestyle slant in the main section, and the introduction of quirky names like Think, Talk, Taste, Pulse."

The paper now features more hard news, in-depth features and expanded 'Invest' and 'Sport' sections, "while still retaining a Sunday, leisurely feel to the product."

Other changes in content include, according to Tan:

- More stories on Page 1 thanks to a more flexible Page 1 design.
- Getting rid of the giant poster blurb and introducing blurbs which occupy a smaller space.
- Introducing Special Reports in the news pages, which are investigative pieces on topical issues.

The graphic redesign was based on these guiding principles (April 6 inside story right):

- Simplify and streamline. This means one font family to ensure harmony; one color for each section with uniform washes; standardizing of elements across sections; eliminating fussy details like dashes in quote attribution.
- More movement and interactivity in inside pages with graphics, etchouts for secondary pictures."

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Author

Jean Yves Chainon

Date

2008-04-10 14:40

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