Media Diary: Did we need double Times?
Monday 21 February 2011
Those fascinated by the great News International online paywall experiment can't help but be intrigued by the joint Facebook page set up by The Times and The Sunday Times.
Currently the page is largely a promotional tool designed to get personal data in return for the chance to win an iPad. About 7,000 people have gone as far as the Like button. But the existence of such a joint page does raise the question of why Times Newspapers decided that the two titles needed to run distinct websites. That arrangement leaves the Sunday Times site leading with a six-day-old article in which AA Gill takes his colleague, the motoring correspondent Jeremy Clarkson, above, to a Hyde Park restaurant.
Odd Take on Brits ceremony
Desperate stuff from the Daily Mirror to put an eye-catching front page headline "Riot at the Brits" over the strap "Take That go wild after £400k splurge on party" and a pic of Robbie and Co surrounded by cops. It was only a dance routine! Was hoodwinking readers worth the sales uplift?
Blind snapper stars in new ad
Star of the new ad campaign launching tonight for the Nokia N8 smartphone is a blind photographer called Gary Waite who uses his other senses to take his pictures.
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Scientists sequence oldest human DNA from fossilised leg bone found in Spain
UK weather: Two dead and 100,000 homes without power as 100mph storm batters Scotland – now biggest tidal surge in 60 years threatens east coast
- 1 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 2 How black gold was hijacked: North sea oil and the betrayal of Scotland
- 3 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 4 Scientists sequence oldest human DNA from fossilised leg bone found in Spain
- 5 ‘Put it in my mouth’: Viewers outraged by apparent reference to oral sex in VIP e-cig advert
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