Tuesday, August 26, 2014
  • Regionals Lose Print Sales At 13.5% Year On YearPress Gazette

    The 73 UK regional daily and Sunday newspapers listed by ABC in its data lost sales by an average of 13.5 per cent year on year in the first half of 2014. The biggest faller was a Newsquest title for the third period in a row. This time the title losing sales at the fastest rate was the South Wales Argus, down 33.2 per cent year on year to an average of 13,197 sales a day.

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  • Germany Considers Banning After-hours Work EmailsGigaom

    In the last few years, some German firms such as BMW, Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom have banned after-hours call and emails to workers - the point being to actually let people take time off in the evening, rather than effectively being half-working all the time. Now a ban on office communications in the evening and during vacation time could even become law.

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  • PressReader App Gives Readers More DepthInPublishing

    PressReader has released an updated version of its iOS and Android app, a digital news reader serving readers around the world with access to thousands of newspapers and magazines. Readers looking for top quality news on their mobile devices can now find the full content of their favourite news sources more easily with the release of a new version of the digital news reader, PressReader, says the company.

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  • Glasgow Councillor Says Twitter Is Blocking Policy InquiryThe Drum

    Feargal Dalton, who represents PartickWest, told the Glasgow Herald: "I received racial abuse on social media and brought it to the attention of my bosses in the city council. They contacted the police who took a statement from me. The police subsequently contacted me to say they could not proceed with the case because Twitter will not disclose who owns the social media account in question."

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  • Want To Know Why So Many Watch Twitch?Arstechnica

    Twitch reported 55 million unique visitors in July, who watched 15 billion minutes of streaming content generated by one million unique streamers. The site is responsible for roughly two percent of peak US Internet traffic, according to a DeepField analysis, just ahead of heavyweights like Hulu, Facebook, and Valve. Last year's League of Legends finals drew 32 million total viewers on Twitch, and 8.5 million concurrent watchers at the same time, rivaling viewership for major sporting events like the NBA finals.

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  • Newsroom Alive With Sound Of Clack-Clack, Ding!Independent.co.uk

    To the surprise of Times journalists, a tall speaker on a stand has been erected in the newsroom to pump out typewriter sounds, to increase energy levels and help reporters to hit deadlines. The audio begins with the gentle patter of a single typewriter and slowly builds to a crescendo, with the keys of ranks of machines hammering down as the paper's print edition is due to go to press.

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  • Mail Online Vid Views Up 75% Year On YearPress Gazette

    Mail Online claims to have recorded 50m video views in July, up 75 per cent year on year and 36 per cent month on month. The website announced the figures as July's online ABCs showed it recorded 11,039,330 average daily users in the month, up 1 per cent year on year.

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  • News UK Settles Privacy Claim Over Stolen PhonePress Gazette

    Former Sun reporter Ben Ashford was cleared by a jury earlier this month after standing trial accused of possessing criminal property under the Proceeds of Crime Act and breaching the Computer Misuse Act. It can now be revealed that a separate civil claim brought by the woman has been settled on a confidential basis.

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  • Fewer Willing To Discuss Snowden Revelations OnlineThe Guardian

    Americans have been self-censoring their discussions about state surveillance in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations in 2013, researchers have found. Approximately 86% of adults were "very" or "somewhat" willing to discuss the findings in person with family, friends or work colleagues or at public meetings, yet only 43% said they would discuss the issues on Facebook.

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  • Journalists Forced To Reveal Passwords - To EmployerThe Drum

    Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd, owners of The Times of India and Economic Times amongst others, has forced its journalists to hand over the passwords for all their social media accounts. According to Quartz, who has seen a copy of the contract, journalists can't post their own stories or any news links.

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  • Telegraph's 'Motoring' To Become A Digital 'Cars'The Drum

    The Telegraph is to rebrand its print Motoring supplement as 'Cars' next month following the March launch of its digital Cars channel, which provides reviews, advice and other editorial for readers searching for a new car. The move will bring all of Telegraph Media Group's auto products together under one brand.

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  • 'Mail Online' Bites Hands That Feeds ItUSA Today

    News is a reliable British export. The lineup of products has included the tabloid and broadsheet newspaper, which came to define modern journalism; the BBC, the first global news brand; and the Guardian's website, giving the world, for better or worse, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. And now, Mail Online.

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  • Tesco Stores Installing Beacons to Sell MagazinesFinancial Times

    Customers at Tesco-owned convenience stores will soon find their smartphones offering them bespoke discounts, in the first UK-wide rollout of Apple’s beacon technology. A national British commercial campaign using the US technology group’s in-store beacon system will be launched next week by magazine group IPC Media in 740 One Stop stores. Thousands of other outlets are expected to be involved over the next year.

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