• News Project To Explore Domestic Violence
    American nonprofit news wire Women's eNews and Jess McCabe, features editor at Inside Housing, have successfully crowdfunded a project about domestic violence in the UK, raising over $3,500 (GBP2,100). The series of features, called Why didn't she just leave?, aims to unmask the financial difficulties that domestic violence victims experience, and how these might keep them from leaving abusive relationships.
  • Big Mirror 3am Shakeup After Sun's Bizarre Revamp
    Current 3am editor Clemmie Moodie is moving to become associate features editor across the Mirror titles. She will be replaced by her current deputy Ashleigh Rainbird as editor. Rainbird will be joined on 3am by Hannah Hope and Halina Watts as her deputies.
  • EU Green-lights Telefonica's E-Plus Buy
    The Commission said back in July that it was in favor of the deal, but on the condition that Telefnica, which already owns Germany's O2, sell 30 percent of the merged carrier's network capacity to a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). This was because, without such a condition, Germany would only be left with three carriers with physical networks - not a competition-friendly scenario.
  • FT's FastFT Launches On Samsung Gear S
    The app is powered by Spritz, the text-streaming technology that delivers written content to the reader one word at a time at their desired speed. Launched as a mobile-first product, fastFT has an engaged audience with readers consuming triple the amount of content than the average subscriber, says the FT. More than half of its traffic comes via smartphones and tablets.
  • Will Tech Giants Control News Values?
    Several years ago, Vint Cerf visited the Guardian in his capacity as Google's "evangelist in chief". He showed us mini-robots and talked about building the internet in space. We smiled indulgently, inwardly questioning the robustness of his faculties, and talk turned inevitably to "the future of newspapers". "Well," said Cerf, rotating his robot, "the problem is there's 'news' and there's 'paper', and those are two separate things."
  • Liberty Global Ready To Mount ITV Takeover Bid
    The Telegraph claims that the media company owned by billionaire John Malone, is canvassing investors ahead of speaking to the board at ITV, with the main stumbling block apparently the price of the Channel 3 broadcaster. Virgin Media owner Liberty Global bought BSkyB's last remaining 6.4 per cent stake in ITV for GBP481m.
  • Lidl To Use Social Media Rather Than Leaflets
    Lidl is to stop door-to-door deliveries of its traditional promotional leaflets as it switches to TV, social media and cinema advertising in a bid to broaden its customer base. The brightly coloured missives publicising bargains on fitness kit in January, skiing gear in early winter and regular regional specials such as "Spanish week", are to be confined to stores as Lidl turns to social media and broadcast advertising to spread its message.
  • Consumers Want News On Phone; TV Must Change
    As consumers increasingly demand immediacy and relevance, as technology demands investment, it seems unlikely that spending upwards of GBP60m a year on a closed, satellite infrastructure that delivers the news - late - to 1% or 2% of the available audience will remain a sensible use of resources. Managing the transition away from that expensive infrastructure to a low-capital digital future is the hardest task. Starting from scratch with minimal physical overheads is easier than weaning an organisation off printing presses or TV transmitters.
  • Most Agencies Include Native In Display Plans
    The majority (83 per cent) of UK agencies include native advertising in their media plans, with the format expected to account for 15 per cent of display budgets by 2015, according to a Far Partners report. The study, commissioned by Adyoulike, surveyed 500 senior business directors at the top 20 media agencies in the UK comprising a mix of heads of digital, digital strategy directors and digital business directors.
  • Guardian Still Leads With Most Web-only Readers
    The Guardian website is again the most widely read newspaper site in the UK according to new figures from the National Readership Survey (NRS), recording just under 8 million web-only readers in June 2014. The Telegraph came second with 7.4 million web-only readers, while the Daily Mail dropped to third as the NRS reported 6.8 million web-only readers. The Independent (4.16 million) and Mirror.co.uk (4.15 million) see out the top five in terms of readers who visit the website but do not read the print edition.
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