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Top 10 Media Stories of 2013

Posted on:December 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Continuing our Top 10 Top 10s, we present the top 10 media stories of 2013 according to @MediaJake. Agree? Disagree? Think we’ve missed something? Let us know in the comments below. 1. Phone hacking trial As the trial is ongoing, so there is only so much that can be said. The BBC has published a [...]

The Sun has 102,000 digital subscribers

Posted on:December 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Sun+, the digital offering from The Sun, has reached 117,000 subscribers since it erected a paywall in August. Of those, 102,000 are digital subscribers and 15,000 prepay for Sun+ as part of their daily print purchase. The Sun and Sun+ (print and digital) have a combined average daily total paid sales of 2.2m, reportedly down [...]

The Week on the Web: Battle of Britain

Posted on:October 25th, 2013 No Comments »

This week saw two equally important events take place – a popular reality TV programme aired its finale and a popular prince got christened. Both The Great British Bake Off and the royal family are an institution in the country, adored and criticised in equal measure for a variety of reasons. While the royal family [...]

Journalist Spotlight: Duncan Wright

Posted on:October 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Duncan Wright was recently appointed head of sport online for the Daily Star and Daily Express. Involved with the day-to-day editorial, Duncan is also looking at possible partners for content sharing and social engagement. How will the partners work with you? We’re looking to target multiple audiences to make people more aware that the Star [...]

news:rewired – the long and the short of it

Posted on:September 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

The juxtaposition of long-form multimedia visualisations and quick-fire breaking news dominated the sessions at the latest digital journalism conference news:rewired. While digital media is still in an experimentation phase (something it may never leave) these two distinct types of telling stories are clearly establishing themselves. Breaking news is, of course, nothing new to the web. [...]

Media Spotlight: Schön! Magazine

Posted on:September 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

Schön! Magazine is an international fashion title, published in English with its headquarters in London. Editor-in-chief Raoul Keil spoke to Cision about success, new technology and the origins of the magazine. What’s the history of Schön! Magazine? The origins of Schön! Magazine trace back to the fashion networking platform nineteen74. I used to work as [...]

Reactions: Ben Affleck is Batman

Posted on:August 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

Ben Affleck has been revealed to be the next actor to play Batman in the as-yet-untitled Batman and Superman film. While director Zack Snyder says he ‘can’t wait’ to work with Affleck, the internet has, in places, been less kind. As any story about a Batman film will immediately trend, it was no surprise that [...]

James Harding starts at the BBC

Posted on:August 12th, 2013 1 Comment »

James Harding has started in his new role as director of BBC News and Current Affairs. The former editor of The Times will now oversee the BBC’s News and Current Affairs programming as he takes charge of the BBC’s 8,000 news staff. Though his appointment caused a stir when it was announced in April, his [...]

Journalist Spotlight: Oliver Thring

Posted on:July 24th, 2013 No Comments »

Oliver Thring was recently appointed assistant food editor at The Sunday Times Magazine. He talked to Cision about trends in the food industry, wanting ‘more’ PR and being played by Whoopi Goldberg.  His new role involves editing the food and drink coverage throughout the magazine, commissioning food features and looking after The Sunday Times’ new [...]

Weekly Comms News Round Up 04/07/2013

Posted on:July 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Sabina is now on maternity leave so here is my pick of comms news curated via @CisionUK from the past two weeks. Instagram now lets users make videos, right from the same app they already have by Jennifer Whitehead via The Wall UK Instagram is hoping to ‘do for video what it did for photography’, [...]

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