Tag Archives: THE TIMES HERALD COMPANY

Why the Sunday Sun is a No-Brainer

By | July 12, 2011

There’s lots of talk now that Murdoch is going to sell up his UK newspapers, all his newspapers, and that he’s not going to launch a Sunday edition of The Sun. They may all be true. But if he did any of those, he’d be throwing money away. Take a look at the readership figures, courtesy of the National… Read More »

Media’s Future: Retail

By | July 19, 2010

(This is a copy of my weekly newspaper column, distributed by Loose Wire Service) By Jeremy Wagstaff As you no doubt know, Rupert Murdoch has decided to put up a front door on the The Times’ website, demanding a modest toll for reading the online content. Needless to say this has prompted laughter among those who think that… Read More »

Citizen Pundits

By | May 15, 2006

Forget citizen journalism. How about citizen punditry? An unnamed taxi driver IT specialist appeared on the BBC’s news 24 after being mistaken for his fare, technology pundit Guy Kewney. Despite the BBC’s apparent efforts to suppress the moment, the Daily Mail has recovered it, according to Guy himself, who is rightly highly amused that his face, and ethnicity,… Read More »

Indian Slumdwellers Protest Biometric Scanning of Impersonators. I Think

By | March 30, 2006

Who says that privacy is only an issue in the First World? According to The Times of India residents of Palsora and Lal Bahadur Shastri colonies have demonstrated against “alleged irregularities in the biometric test, which is being carried out in the slum areas to check “impersonation at any level.” The problem, it seems, is that people have been impersonating… Read More »

India Embraces Blogger Reporters

By | May 18, 2005

The Indian government, The Times of India reports, is planning to open doors to blogger reporters: India is in the process of framing rules for granting accreditation to Internet journalists and bloggers for the first time, taking a reality check on an evolving world of net writers who could shape opinion and who have already been granted access… Read More »