Times, FT and WaPo discover ‘real appetite’ for data-driven visual journalism on coronavirus

9 Apr

The coronavirus pandemic has created a “real appetite” for visual storytelling using data, as demonstrated by record-breaking stories at the likes of the Financial Times, Times, and Washington Post. The FT’s coronavirus tracker page, which charts the daily numbers of deaths resulting from Covid-19 in various countries, has become the news website’s most viewed article … Continue reading “Times, FT and WaPo discover ‘real appetite’ for data-driven visual journalism on coronavirus”

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Coronavirus: News UK cleaning communal areas every 30 minutes after Times journalist tests positive

12 Mar

Times staff have not been advised to work from home despite one of the newspaper’s journalists testing positive for coronavirus (Covid-19). But lifts, toilets and communal areas at the News Building, the London Bridge headquarters of Times parent company News UK, are now being cleaned every half an hour. News UK chief executive Rebekah Brooks … Continue reading “Coronavirus: News UK cleaning communal areas every 30 minutes after Times journalist tests positive”

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Carrie Slams “Total Crap” Shaggy Dog Story from The Times

11 Mar

Carrie has not held back this morning about The Times story from Ben Ellery claiming she wants to rehome Dilyn the dog now the baby is on the way, she tweeted: “What a load of total crap! There has never been a happier, healthier and more loved dog than our Dilyn. 100% bs. The people […]

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Award offering Times and New Statesman placements opens to entries with increased prize money

26 Feb

An award offering young journalists placements at the Times and New Statesman has opened for applications with a prize money of almost £5,000 more than last year. This year’s recipient of the Anthony Howard Award will receive £26,500 and spend six months each at the two publications, starting in October. It was won by last … Continue reading “Award offering Times and New Statesman placements opens to entries with increased prize money”

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Sun reports pre-tax loss of £68m in 2019 while Times in black

24 Feb

The Sun titles made a pre-tax loss of £67.8m in 2019, new figures show. Accounts for the year filed with Companies House reveal Sun publisher News Group Newspapers paid out £26.7m in damages and legal fees over civil phone-hacking claims last year, up from £14.7m in 2018. NGN, part of Rupert Murdoch’s News UK, publishes … Continue reading “Sun reports pre-tax loss of £68m in 2019 while Times in black”

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National newspaper ABCs: Daily Star Sunday sees biggest print drop in first 2020 circulation figures

20 Feb

The first UK national newspaper circulation figures for 2020 show continued print decline across the industry. No national newspapers recorded year-on-year circulation growth in January, new ABC figures show. Only free title the Metro held off a decline. The Daily Star Sunday saw the biggest circulation drop for the period, falling by a fifth year-on-year … Continue reading “National newspaper ABCs: Daily Star Sunday sees biggest print drop in first 2020 circulation figures”

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National newspaper ABCs: Daily Star Sunday sees biggest print drop in first 2020 circulation figures

20 Feb

The first UK national newspaper circulation figures for 2020 show continued print decline across the industry. No national newspapers recorded year-on-year circulation growth in January, new ABC figures show. Only free title the Metro held off a decline. The Daily Star Sunday saw the biggest circulation drop for the period, falling by a fifth year-on-year … Continue reading “National newspaper ABCs: Daily Star Sunday sees biggest print drop in first 2020 circulation figures”

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Shake-up at Murdoch newspapers as Sun editor Tony Gallagher moves to Times

5 Feb

Sun editor Tony Gallagher has moved to News UK stablemate the Times to take up the recently vacated deputy editor role and is replaced at the daily tabloid by Sun on Sunday editor Victoria Newton. Keith Poole, digital editor at the Sun, has been promoted to deputy editor, completing a senior editorial shake-up at the … Continue reading “Shake-up at Murdoch newspapers as Sun editor Tony Gallagher moves to Times”

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Times and Sunday Times to launch ad-free digital talk radio station Times Radio

28 Jan

The Times titles are launching their own talk radio station, which promises “provocative and well-informed” news and current affairs analysis in a bid to boost subscriber numbers. Times Radio is the result of a partnership between the Times and Sunday Times and radio group Wireless, all of which are owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News UK. … Continue reading “Times and Sunday Times to launch ad-free digital talk radio station Times Radio”

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Times titles launch daily news podcast with BBC journalist brought in to present

27 Jan

The Times and Sunday Times have become the latest titles to launch a daily news podcast, with a BBC News journalist hired to present it. Stories of our Times will be available from March, going live every weekday at 6am and running to roughly 25 minutes. It promises to take listeners inside an agenda-setting story … Continue reading “Times titles launch daily news podcast with BBC journalist brought in to present”

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Tories Storming Ahead in the Polls

16 Oct

New YouGov polling for The Times has shown Boris’s Tories soar higher to a 15 point lead, making up more than the Labour and Brexit Party vote shares combined. The ‘Classic Dom’ strategy seems to be working… Interestingly, the poll found that since July, the Brexit Party vote has fallen by almost two thirds among 2017 […]

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