Wednesday 1 February 2006

Dead tree media: some get it, some don't

There was a fascinating post over on the Normblog yesterday. Read the whole thing there. I was particularly interested in this from the editor of the Scotsman's web pages:
We receive a lot of traffic from blogs
Hopefully, I've done my little bit.

When I started blogging, I used to link to the Scotsman and its Glasgow rival in equal proportions. Now I don't because the Herald's links die after a day or so. It's so 2005. In fact, I hardly ever link to the Herald at all these days. I did mention this to a prominent Herald journalist recently and perhaps their new editor will get the message. I've had over 140,000 hits on this blog and I have little doubt that quite a few of my readers - especially the many from overseas - will now be regular readers of the Scotsman's web pages. Not so for the Herald.

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

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David Farrer
It's OK if you like reading the paper version of the Scotsman, as I do. The fee for online access includes a voucher for the printed paper and the total cost is less than the daily cover price. This applies only for readers in Scotland I believe.

6 February 2006, 11:14:43 GMT
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David Farrer
Sandy: I don't think so but there was a cartoon in the Scotsman a few days ago that would probably have upset quite a few. I can't find a link to it.

6 February 2006, 11:10:46 GMT
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The real problem with these papers is the content: the idea of paying for the online version is laughable! But let's face it, neither of them are exactly hospitable towards bloggers... too much of a threat.

4 February 2006, 19:39:32 GMT
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dave t
And now you have to register every two minutes to read the Hootsmon!

3 February 2006, 17:56:46 GMT
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Sandy P
OT: Has any Scotting papers published the Mohammed cartoons?

1 February 2006, 18:31:08 GMT
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Holyrood Watcher
And why doesn't The Herald publish a web version on Saturdays? 
And while in complaining mode, I rather doubt that the Scotsman's firewalls will encourage foreign readers...

1 February 2006, 13:33:03 GMT
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Another terrible thing about The Herald's website is the way it tries to mimick newspaper-style columns. Because the internet was designed to look exactly like a horrible looking newspaper?

1 February 2006, 12:30:55 GMT