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The Washington Post and Yahoo News have collaborated to launch "The Fast Fix," a daily video feature starring Chris Cillizza, managing editor of PostPolitics.com and author of the Post's blog The Fix, according to the UpshotBlog on Yahoo News. The video feature will offer analysis on the day's political news in 60 seconds.

While bringing together reader submissions, social media, and Cillizza's own intellectual curiosity to provide better analysis and insights on politics, the co-produced and co-branded video feature will offer nonpartisan political commentary covering the "so what?" and the "now what?" through fast, visually active analysis of both over-reported issues and important but under-reported political topics, according to the press release posted on MarketWatch.com.

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Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-30 20:13

In an effort to tap the mobile platform for revenue, Australian media group Fairfax has unveiled iPhone apps based on the subscription model for its newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Today and WAToday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday.

While most newspaper publishers have opted for a one-off fee payment system, the Fairfax group is the first publisher to have launched an iPhone app based on the subscription model, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Readers can download the apps from the Apple iTunes store at a monthly charge of $2.49 and those who opt for subscriptions over a six-month period are entitled to a 15 percent discount, and therefore will pay only $12.99.

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"It's the first move by Fairfax Media to charge for its online news content on a mobile phone," Brian McCarthy, chief executive at the Fairfax group, was quoted by The Australian as saying. "The development of the apps is a milestone in our ongoing strategy around the delivery of content through digital platforms."

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-30 19:36

Purchasers of mobile telephones can look, but not buy, their mobile devices soon. According to mocoNews.net, Google has recently launched a new Android store for "window-shopping only."

The store will be a "database that tracks all of the Android handsets in the market place allowing customers to conduct comparisons across handset makers and carriers," according to the online article. Google also launched the Google Phone Gallery, which will be like a phone showcase without actually selling anything. Google learned its lesson when it underestimated "how hard it would be to sell unlocked devices at full price directly to consumers," states Moco News.

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Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-09-30 15:39

The International Herald Tribune will launch a news weekly supplement in association with Reuters tomorrow MediaGuardian reported yesterday. The weekly supplement, called Middle East with Reuters, can be found every Thursday in the IHT's Middle East print editions.

The inaugural four-page issue of the weekly supplement will feature dedicated regional news, business, opinion and culture coverage from IHT, The New York Times and Reuters correspondents, while focusing on emerging trends and themes throughout the region, according to the press release posted on AFXNews.com today. This weekly issue is meant to complement the current coverage of the Middle East with analysis of the daily newspaper and authoritative world reporting.

Image: Guardian.co.uk

"The joint launch emphasises the way in which large media organisations are now prepared to team up in order to reach wider audiences," MediaGuardian pointed out. The weekly supplement will draw on the coverage of more than 200 Reuters journalists covering the Middle East at local and international level.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-29 17:04

U.S. publishers Gannett Company Inc., The New York Times Co. and The Washington Post Co. have invested US$12 million in a start-up company called Ongo, which is developing a news aggregation website that will draw content from major publishers, The Wall Street Journal revealed today.

"We are building Ongo to reflect the many ways consumers prefer to read, organize and share digital news," Ongo's founder and chief executive officer Alex Kazim stated in a press release. The service is expected to go online by the end of the year.

In a statement, The Washington Post explained that its investment was lead by the company's interest "in experimenting with different ways to experience digital news and information." The three media groups have been discussing the joint project with Kazin, a former eBay executive who was president of Skype before it was sold, for more than a year, a spokesperson of The New York Times said to The Wall Street Journal.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-09-29 17:04

Having recently restructured and deviated focus to digital media operations, U.S. national daily USA Today unveiled its first standalone glossy women's health publication, Fresh: Women's Health Guide, from its YourLife stable, Editor &Publisher reported yesterday.

The magazine will cover everything about health, "From advice on how to get a good night's sleep to how to live healthy and spend less," according to the press release. The magazine is available at newsstands nationally for US$7.99 and can also be purchased online.

Image Source: USAToday.com

The inaugural edition of the women's health magazine features soccer star Brandi Chastain talking about ways to stay fit and healthy over 40, HGTV's David Bromstad offering tips on making a room pop without spending a fortune, a special breast cancer section on ways to fight back and, 61 ways to live healthy and spend less among others, according to the press release posted on PRNewswire.com.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-29 16:56

Kicking off an online revolution in traditional display advertising at Advertising Week in New York, AOL unveiled its display advertising initiative called Project Devil, which aims to transform online advertising by improvising on aesthetics, impact and interactivity of ads, NewsandTech.com reported yesterday.

Through this initiative, the company is aiming for a "fundamental redesign of the Web," which is incredibly "bold and ambitious," Jeff Levick, AOL's president of global advertising and strategy told MediaWeek.com. The company's two ad platforms namely- the company's mega ad network, Advertising.com and its popular ad-serving platform, AdTech will support growth of the Project Devil initiative.

Image Source: RealTimeAdvertisingWeek.com

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-28 20:10

Having re-launched 16 of its news websites after overhaul operations recently, The Sun-Times Media group plans to deliver the United States' largest sports monthly magazine, called Athlon Sports, for its readers beginning October 21, Editor & Publisher reported yesterday. Seven million copies of the monthly magazine will be circulated nationwide by the media group's 47 newspapers.

The magazine will appear each month in the Thursday editions of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Southtown Star, the Post-Tribune, the Courier News of Elgin, the Beacon-News of Aurora and the Herald-News of Joliet, the Naperville Sun, the Lake County News-Sun, the Pioneer Press and The Doings Newspapers, NewsandTech.com reported yesterday.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-28 19:35

Tindle Newspapers Group, which owns more than 200 local titles in the UK, launched on Friday three weeklies despite the economic downturn that continues to affect the industry, Press Gazette reported.

The Barnet & Potters Bar Press, the Hendon & Finchley Press and the Edgware and Mill Hill Press will be distributed door to door to 90,000 homes in the North London, the company announced in a press release. The weeklies have ultra local news of areas already broadly covered by The Press, one of Tindle's publications.

Sir Ray Tindle, founder of the Tindle Newspapers Group, during the launch of a press facility. Photo source: NEWBURY Weekly News Printers Ltd

"It gives us the chance to get closer to the readers and advertisers in the communities we serve," said Alison Cruse, publishing director of North London & Herts Newspapers.

In March, Tindle Newspapers launched other four local titles in Enfield and Barnet as part of an overall strategy to increase the number of community newspapers in England and Well, the Press Gazette noted.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-09-27 16:06

The Financial Times has recently relaunched its weekend magazine with a new look and new content, it was reported today. While, according to the Guardian, Saturday editions have been growing and exceeding weekday circulation at most publications, the FT's weekend sales are thought to be weaker than those Monday to Friday.

The paper does not actually reveal precise figures for its weekend paper, which is published on Saturdays but remains in shops the following day, said the article. But only 35 percent of readers who buy the Financial Times during the week buy the Saturday edition, said Caroline Daniel, the newly appointed editor of the Financial Time's weekend edition.

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-09-27 15:31

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