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.
Ottawa shooting: Canadian soldier dies after being shot at National War Memorial with one gunman killed inside parliament
Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery reports: 'I'm living a fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
Isis releases first video showing stoning of woman accused of committing adultery as her father shouts 'don't call me Dad'
Banksy not arrested: Internet duped by fake report claiming artist's identity revealed
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- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Couple die within 28 hours of each other after being married for 73 years
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