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.
Mr and Mrs Smith star admits she's 'never been comfortable on-screen'
Singer was ordered not to 'blow her rape whistle' in song 'Vegas'
It is a crazy place to play in summer, writes Paul Scholes
It was all about Liz’s cocaine-fuelled brainwave, 'The Metwork'
Duchess of Alba dead: Billionaire Spanish duchess who lived life by her own rules, dies at 88
Jeff Fletcher dead: Britpop guitarist is decapitated by lorry in horrific traffic accident
These grandmas smoking weed for the first time are wonderful
New York snowstorm: Five dead and state of emergency declared as 'wall of snow' buries Buffalo
Mike Nichols dead: The Graduate director dies suddenly following cardiac arrest
- 1 Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
- 2 John Smid: Former leader of US ‘gay cure’ group has just married a man
- 3 These grandmas smoking weed for the first time are wonderful
- 4 Pastafarian former porn star Asia Lemmon allowed to wear colander in driving licence photo
- 5 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
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