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The Annual Register - Wikipedia
It “is a long-established reference work, written and published each year, which records and analyses the year’s major events, developments and trends throughout the world. It was first written in 1758…”
news  magazines 
april 2018 by philgyford
Nachrichten | DW
Free daily world news podcast in slowly-read German. Great for learning.
german  news  languages 
september 2017 by philgyford
russell davies: NewsNarrativeStream Q1.1
I do like this audio news thing Russell made. Hearing it context-free, if you had no idea where it came from, would be good.
russelldavies  audio  news  radio 
february 2014 by philgyford
How Jon Snow dissing the PlayStation 4 explains why no one cares you can't afford a house
Oh, yes, all of this. I'm baffled how things like TV and radio news seem to be written by and for white men over 50. God, that sounds naive now I've written it down. Duh. But still. (via @matlock)
via:matlock  jonsnow  charliebrooker  videogames  media  tv  news 
november 2013 by philgyford
I hope this new series of Adam Curtis posts on fake objectivity and neutrality analyse his own style. Really, that would be fascinating.
adamcurtis  media  tv  news  hlhunt 
march 2013 by philgyford
Evening Edition
Daily summary of the news. I couldn't remember what it was called, so into the outboard brain it goes.
january 2013 by philgyford
The rise of bokeh photography
The BBC's Paul Mason on using SLRs to shoot news footage, and the different kinds of video quality there are now (cf Charlie Brooker's recent article on news footage quality).
paulmason  photography  news  tv 
may 2012 by philgyford
Stoke-on-Trent Community News & Politics | Pits n Pots
The "hyper-local" one(?) man news website that's one of two projects to receive funding from Simon Kelner's new Journalism Foundation.
news  thejournalismfoundation  stokeontrent  uk  local 
december 2011 by philgyford
Delayed Gratification | The UK's Quarterly Almanac | Last to breaking news
Sounds brilliant: "a quarterly publication from The Slow Journalism Company. Each issue distils three months of the UK’s political, cultural, scientific and sporting life into a witty magazine of record."
magazines  news  uk  slowjournalism  newspapers 
november 2011 by philgyford
The Guardian iPad App | The Ministry of Type
A comprehensive, and very positive, overview of the user's experience of the app's design.
aegirhallmundur  guardian  ipad  news  newspapers 
october 2011 by philgyford
How the Guardian’s iPad app changed the way that I consumed news
Martin Belam on the Guardian's iPad app, and how it's... well, it says in the title. (via Preoccupations)
via:preoccupations  guardian  iPad  news  newspapers 
october 2011 by philgyford
Discombobulated: Guardian iPad: Product challenges
Jonathan Moore on the process of developing the new app, from a product point of view. (via Preoccupations)
guardian  jonathonmoore  iPad  via:preoccupations  news  newspapers 
october 2011 by philgyford
The Guardian iPad edition design evolution | Media |
Images showing different stages from the process behind developing the new iPad app.
andybrockie  guardian  ipad  design  berg  news  newspapers 
october 2011 by philgyford
Mark Porter » Blog Archive » New work: The Guardian iPad app
His description of the design work behind the new app, which is very good indeed.
markporter  guardian  iPad  design  news  newspapers 
october 2011 by philgyford
How to Build a Newsroom Time Machine
A student journalism class puts together a newspaper using manual typewriters, scalpels, glue, analogue photography, etc. Sounds like a good exercise and not just because I'm old(ish). (via Waxy)
via:waxy  news  newspapers  journalism  technology  from delicious
august 2011 by philgyford
4 key pieces of audience engagement missing from Andy Rutledge’s news redux
Also, Martin Belam's good critique of Andy Rutledge's unofficial redesign of a New York Times page.
design  news  webdesign  newspapers  martinbelam  from delicious
july 2011 by philgyford
Design View / Andy Rutledge - News Redux
For completeness, I might as well link to the post that started this flurry of digital news design posts, Andy Rutledge's attempt to redesign a page of the New York Times.
news  design  newspapers  nytimes  webdesign  anyrutledge  from delicious
july 2011 by philgyford
Redesigning And Re-Thinking The News | Drawar
More new stuff on redesigning news websites. This is all part of a good discussion, but it doesn't feel like we've moved on much. Yet. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  news  scrivs  design  webdesign  newspapers  from delicious
july 2011 by philgyford
Designing a big news site is about more than beauty » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
Good thoughts on why designing news websites is hard. Maybe it's impossible with one design: too many competing stakeholders and use cases. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  joshuabenton  news  newspapers  design  webdesign  nytimes  from delicious
july 2011 by philgyford
How To Run A News Site And Newspaper Using WordPress And Google Docs - 10,000 Words
Describing how the 'Bangor Daily News' (Maine, USA) uses Google Docs and WordPress to publish its website and then send the text to InDesign for laying out the print paper. Includes a list of WP plugins used. (via @benhammersley)
newspapers  publishing  wordpress  webdevelopment  via:benhammersley  news  googledocs  from delicious
june 2011 by philgyford
Sustaining Local Journalism: new ways of funding local reporting | City University London
One day conference on 13 May. Might be interested for anyone interested in that post I wrote yesterday about funding online news.
news  conferences  journalism  from delicious
may 2011 by philgyford
I will commit £23.32 per month to a citizen-run news service for Leeds... – Matt Edgar
Interesting... trying to get a regular, quality, local, online news-site funded. Not by individual readers paying, or by one deep-pocketed entity paying, but something in between. (via gilest)
via:gilest  leeds  mattedgar  news  journalism  blogging  business  from delicious
may 2011 by philgyford
The Online Photographer: The World's Best Photography Magazine Tries a Different Revenue Model
For the bit about "vampire" publications, which rely on the journalism of others. eg, 'The Week'. I reckon, when/if increasing numbers of traditional publishers charge money, there will be more of these vampires -- well curated, re-written content, without original journalism, on a tiny budget.
theonlinephotographer  news  newspapers  theweek  journalism  publishing  from delicious
april 2011 by philgyford
MemeTracker: tracking news phrases over the web
This is the kind of thing I was trying to do for my futures thesis in 2000, only without the data, resources or know-how. (via @aleksk)
memes  words  tracking  news  via:aleksk  from delicious
march 2011 by philgyford
Doonesbury Strip - Oct 14, 2008
"This *is* Rick Redfern, Post political reporter, right?" "Um... No. I write a blog now." "Oh... I'm so sorry, man. I didn't know."
doonesbury  rickredfern  blogging  news  journalism  from delicious
march 2011 by philgyford
Dinosaur media and the Internet both suck, a Booktrust story
Francis Irving using the Booktrust funding u-turn story as an example of how most journalism never providws basic facts and resources that, these days, should be a no brainer.
francisirving  booktrust  journalism  news  from delicious
december 2010 by philgyford
Why the iPad Newspaper is Doomed
I'm no fan of Murdoch, but I suspect this article is all wrong: Daily editions could be good; Unfocused content can be interesting; News Corp is often right; Linkability may not matter to normal people. (via @revdancatt)
via:revdancatt  gawker  ipad  rupertmurdoch  newspapers  news  ryantate 
november 2010 by philgyford
Don't know if it's good, but the method sounds interesting: "...the day's must-read media news on a single page. ... We've combined sophisticated automated aggregation technologies with direct editorial input from knowledgeable human editors..."
news  media  aggregation  journalism 
november 2010 by philgyford
Why Wikipedia beats Wikinews as a collaborative journalism project » Nieman Journalism Lab
From Feb 2010. Wikinews' combination of deadlines and less of a formula for story structure than Wikipedia has proved challenging for collaborative writing.
wikipedia  wikinews  wikis  collaboration  news  journalism  writing 
november 2010 by philgyford
Today’s News • on iPhone & iPad • Powered by the Guardian
An iPad app that gives you a way to read The Guardian very much like my "Today's Guardian" site. The sincerest form of flattery, I guess.
ipad  apps  guardian  news  newspapers 
october 2010 by philgyford
Yakuza 3 reviewed by Yakuza - Boing Boing
As @revdancatt said, news organisations should do features with custom designs, like Boing Boing have done with this one. Lovely. Interesting. Doesn't look like the front end to a database.
boingboing  yakuza  reviews  features  news  via:revdancatt 
august 2010 by philgyford
The Twitter Times: philgyford
Similar to, things friends have linked to on Twitter. But... again, it assumes I'm more interested in the articles than what my friends say about them, the context. At least article text is inline, so quick to read.
twitter  aggregation  news  reading 
august 2010 by philgyford
The Twitter Phil Gyford Daily ( is very interesting but... suffers from every problem I wrote about re finishability, readability, friction... I don't want to read any of it. It also obscures the context (the tweets).
twitter  aggregation  news  reading  newspapers  socialmedia 
august 2010 by philgyford
11 years old, on the pill and sexually active? The media loses the news again
I'm increasingly interested in the real stories behind shouty news headlines. The kind of background digging Ben Goldacre, and Dr Petra here, does with science reporting needs to be done with most stories. (via Alice)
via:alicetaylor  news  reporting  medicine  media  journalism  children  contraception  thepill  contraceptives 
august 2010 by philgyford
Who is this guy? Mystery man keeps appearing on live news reports |
Quite fascinating. Although the correct reaction these days is probably "Is this an ARG?" (via @megpickard)
via:megp  paulyarrow  news  fidgetwith  tv 
july 2010 by philgyford
Welcome to our new story pages -
Bravo for trying something a bit new. But it still looks cluttered, slightly baffling, has pop-under adverts... Feels like "LOOK AT ALL OUR STUFF!" rather than being easy to read/view. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  news  webdesign  msnbc 
june 2010 by philgyford
Doonesbury Comic Strip, June 22, 2010 on
"It looks like a limp iPad." "It's called a newspaper, Sam! Go ahead, pick it up!"
doonesbury  newspapers  news 
june 2010 by philgyford
Live blogging the general election | Media | The Guardian
I think this was the most useful, interesting, to-the-point, immediate, high-signal, and simply best news media I've experienced in a long, long time. (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  guardian  andrewsparrow  blogging  news  elections  weblogs 
may 2010 by philgyford
Rescuing The Reporters « Clay Shirky
On how much of a local newspaper is actual news, and suggesting that they should be non-profit organisations.
news  newspapers  clayshirky  journalism 
october 2009 by philgyford
The 3 key parts of news stories you usually don’t get at
We get "What just happened". We don't get "The longstanding facts", "How journalists know what they know" and "The things we don't know". Good stuff. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  news  journalism  newspapers  mattthompson 
september 2009 by philgyford
The London Gazette - Munday Septemb 3, to Munday Septemp 10, 1666
Facsimiles of four pages of 'The London Gazette' reporting on the Great Fire of London. "Published by Authority".
london  history  1666  fire  londongazette  newspaper  news 
june 2009 by philgyford
BBC News | Technology | Vacuum-powered rubbish disposal
"Britain's first vacuum-powered waste-disposal system." What, aside, for example, from Quarry Hill Flats in Leeds in the 1930s or the Barbican in the 1960s? BBC News mindlessly regurgitating press releases? Who'd have thought!
bbcnews  architecture  flats  wastedisposal  garchey  news  nickhigham  journalism  factchecking 
april 2009 by philgyford
April Fool Funeral at Improv Everywhere
For the clip of the US TV news show lifting an April Fool from the Improv Everywhere site and reporting it as if it was real, without doing any checking.
news  cw11  improveverywhere  aprilfool  funeral  msm  tv  media  journalism 
april 2009 by philgyford
Article Skimmer
NY Time's prototype news viewer. Nice idea but it equalises the importance of all but one of the stories. I want a newspaper to tell me what it thinks is important (even if it's wrong). Otherwise it's not a newspaper, it's a database.
nytimes  news  frontpage  newspaper  newyorktimes 
february 2009 by philgyford
Friday's Newspaper Front Pages | UK News | Sky News
Gallery of (some) UK newspapers, with permalink to the day. (For current day go to UK News, then see link under 'UK News in Pictures' on right.
newspapers  sky  skynews  covers  news  press  uk 
december 2008 by philgyford - Newspapers From Around the World
Browsable versions of newspapers from around the world (click country links in left column). Costs money to see much though.
newspapers  press  international  news 
december 2008 by philgyford
BBC News | England | London | Smithfield market plans refused
A couple of weeks old. Phew. I'm not against redevelopment if it's not going to be more glass offices and same-old shops.
smithfieldmarket  news  development  redevelopment  london 
august 2008 by philgyford
Twitter / novelsin3lines
I'm very much enjoying the 1906 French news summaries by Félix Fénéon (and not just because I wrote it up as an idea myself a while back). Lovely writing.
felixfeneon  france  headlines  news  1906  twitter  history  novelsin3lines 
august 2008 by philgyford
Hong Kong’s Most Disturbing CG Illustrations « WITMOT?
Hong Kong's 'Apple Daily' makes computer images for news stories when there are no photos. Hilarious, especially if you scroll down to Morgan Freeman. (via Ted Mills)
via:tedmills  hongkong  news  computergraphics  illustration  newspaper  appledaily 
august 2008 by philgyford
"You Don't Understand Our Audience" by John Hockenberry
"...a series of lessons I learned about how television news had lost its most basic journalistic instincts in its search for the audience-driven sweet spot, the 'emotional center' of the American people." (via Oblinks)
via:oblinks  dateline  nbc  johnhockenberry  tv  news  america  usa 
january 2008 by philgyford
Like my but more comprehensive (yay) but only for UK newspapers (aww) and with higher ideals (yay).
journa-list  journalist  journalists  writers  news  uk  press  media  mediastandardstrust 
october 2007 by philgyford
Crooked Timber » » Globollocks Watch
I like the "objective" scoring of articles. I want to do something similar to calculate genuine "newsworthiness"... +1 per person killed, +1 per million dollars stolen, etc. (via Nick Sweeney)
news  rating  ranking  globalisation  articles  via:nicksweeney 
september 2007 by philgyford
BBC News | Grammatical Triumphs
Needs more frequent updating, but otherwise splendid.
bbc  news  bbcnews  grammar 
august 2007 by philgyford > English Version
Crane industry news and discussion. (via Monocle)
cranes  news  via:monocle 
march 2007 by philgyford
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Musical copyright terms 'to stay'
Yay. Is making money off your work fifty years after you did it not good enough!?
music  news  copyright  article 
december 2006 by philgyford
Indie-Film Star 'Suicide' Stunner By Philip Messing, Mark Bulliet and Dan Mangan - New York Post Online Edition: Seven
Hell. Adrienne Shelly, who starred in Hal Hartley's 'The Unbelievable Truth' and 'Trust' (two of my favourite films) has "apparently" committed suicide. I was always surprised she wasn't in more films.
adrienneshelly  news  article  newyorkpost  halhartley  suicide  newyork 
november 2006 by philgyford
BBC News | Technology | Sony admits to buying grey goods
This kind of thing makes me angry. Companies are dead set against regulation until they need it. "We'd like a free market please, but only when it suits us."
bbc  news  article  sony  capitalism  lik-sang 
october 2006 by philgyford
BBC News | Entertainment | Cult poet Ivor Cutler dies at 83
I missed this earlier in the week. I'm glad we went to see him a couple of years back, although I feared I wouldn't see him again. Bye bye Ivor.
ivorcutler  articles  news  poet 
march 2006 by philgyford

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