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.
Mystery over deaths of 3,000 Napoleonic soldiers in mass grave has been solved
Global Peace Index: Ukraine tops list of countries with the worst relations with neighbours
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, 71, still enjoys 'an early morning joint' for breakfast
Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’
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- 2 Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta clashes with President Obama on LGBT equality: ‘Gay rights is really a non-issue’
- 3 Ralkina Jones: 37-year-old black woman found dead in police custody
- 4 Kanye West praises Caitlyn Jenner on I Am Cait: 'You couldn't have been up against more'
- 5 Five-year-old boy forced classmate to simulate oral sex at primary school, claims mother
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