Tag: Sunday Times

  • Newspapers try some dynamism

    The latest national newspapers Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) report for Irish newspapers bring more bad news for the industry, with a drop in total sales of over eight percent – over 90,000 copies – in the twelve months to the end of June 2017. At the top end of the market, the Sunday Independent […]

  • Time for more Times

    This article first appeared in Village magazine, June 2017 edition Launching a new newspaper is a tricky proposition at the best of times, but in the middle of historic declines in print circulation, as titles struggle to manage the transition to digital first publication, it seems downright bloody-minded. Yet that’s what News UK’s Dublin outlet […]

  • In which Denis gets himself sued

    This article first appeared in Village magazine. Perhaps the strangest event on the Irish media landscape last month was prompted by Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan’s publication of a report into media ownership in Ireland, commissioned by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) grouping in the European Parliament. The report itself – by Belfast […]

  • The bottom half of the internet

    An edited version of this article first appeared in Village magazine. Not too quietly, but without a great deal of fuss, NPR (National Public Radio), the American public radio network, killed commenting on its website in mid-August. In a statement announcing the change on 17 August, the network explained that an analysis had revealed that […]

  • Ad Blocking: The next threat to Irish newspapers

    An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, December 2015 edition A few years ago, as print media watched their subscription and circulation plummet, digital advocates were fond of reciting Clay Shirky’s adage that “no medium can survive the indifference of 25 year olds.” The advocates had a simple solution. Readers didn’t care […]

  • Times v Times: Battle of the Apps

    An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, September 2015 edition UX. It’s not the name of a planet in a sci-fi summer spectacular, but an abbreviation for the rather mundane concept of “user experience”. For internet companies, UX is an integral part of the product. Done well, it’s invisible. The interplay of […]