Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

This could be Rotterdam or anywhere…

…as it seems that the Dutch, like everyone else in the developed world, can read a free copy of the Metro on their daily commute. The main difference? Fewer girls in bikinis…

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Could investigative journalism save the Evening Standard?

Unsurprisingly, journalism bloggers have been keen to jump on the relaunched Evening Standard as a topic for posting. (Surprisingly, I got in quite early – normally I’m days or weeks behind the curve).  I wrote that the Standard could go for a local news aggregation model in a bid to offer something different, and attractive, […]

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

How local content could save the Evening Standard

Yesterday I posted about how news wouldn’t be the selling point for the new-look Evening Standard, unless perhaps it was a real engagement with local news. Obviously, Recovering Journalist Mark Potts takes a much more incisive and in-depth look at such issues – and his latest post is particularly relevant.  In it he suggests local […]

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Will the all-new Evening Standard halt its decline?

Like many Londoners – or at least near-Londoners – I picked up a gratis copy of the Evening Standard (now rebranded the London Evening Standard) out of curiosity about how it could reinvent itself as a viable paid-for paper in a world where people [a] get their news for free, and up to date, from TV, […]

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

The charm of local newspapers #2

I poked fun at my local Surrey & Hants News recently for its slightly random headlines, but sometimes local papers get it just right.  This one made me smile – it’s punning and jokey, but tells you all you really need to know…

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

The charm of local newspapers

Nice headline from my local Surrey & Hants News this week – which is apparently “Surrey’s oldest newspaper”, and which seems to be run by a team of five that includes no editorial staff. So – does he think it’s facing the wrong way? Maybe he doesn’t like the view towards West Sussex…