Friday, February 4th, 2011

Scraped content from The Daily available via Tumblr site

It seems The Daily’s walled garden of iPad content has been opened up almost as soon as the publication is launched. Via German newspaper site SpiegelOnline comes the news that The Daily content is now available via a Tumblr site. Now it seems anyone can access the latest content from The Daily free of charge, and […]

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Sorry, is not the saviour of journalism

There’s been lots of hype about Murdoch’s new iPad-tastic digital news “paper” The Daily. Mainly by itself (Wired refers to its claim that it is “the newspaper of the 21st Century”.) And that link is one indication of the problem with TheDaily. I can’t actually link to the paper itself, because it’s not online – […]

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Murdoch makes good on paywall promise

It seems Rupert Murdoch is actually going to start locking away his online newspaper content behind paywalls. From June he’s going to charge for access to the loss-making Times and Sunday Times. Will the gamble work? More informed commentators than I have argued strongly that it won’t (though that hasn’t stopped me doing the same). At […]