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Less than 1 percent of overall online newspaper views are made on an iPad, according to an infographic published on Monday by The Wall Street Journal, Editor & Publisher reported.

Ninety-seven percent of news readings are done through computers while only 2 percent come from mobiles, The Wall Street Journal revealed. Based on comScore data, the graph shows that iPads are mostly used early in the mornings or at night, which signals "that people use tablets during leisure times," Poynter.org's Damon Kiesow wrote.

Infographic source: The Wall Street Journal

Furthermore, users read news through the computer during working hours, whereas the usage of mobile devices rises in the morning. The graphic provides a valuable insight on the online newspaper consumption, Kiesow said.

"With smart phones, and especially tablets, readers may be more amenable to more focused, less rushed news experiences. So, while a reader may not have time watch a video, or read a long-form news story at work on their computer, they might while sitting on the couch that evening with a tablet."

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-22 17:12

The United Kingdom's third largest newspaper recently launched its own iPhone and iPad application site, which offers 17 apps, Newspaper Innovation reported Wednesday.

The website, called Metro Apps, "specifically targets Metro's demographic of 18-to 45-year-old urban professionals" and its a joint venture between the newspaper and Associated & Northcliffe Mobile & TV, the new division that Daily Mail and General Trust created after closing AND last April, paidContent.org explained.

According to its website, Metro Apps is also host a monthly competition "where mobile app developers can win a publishing deal to make their app famous."

So far, the site offers two paid games at £0.59 each; five free lifestyle apps which include jobs and property finder; two cab and metro apps; six paid phrase book apps and one travel one.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-19 23:59

Die Zeit has launched an iPad-optimised version of its website, Zeit Online, the paper reported, to account for the fact that the tablet device uses touch navigation. The iPad-site is just a first step, the paper said, and versions for additional devices will be developed when they become big enough in the German market.

One of the changes is to put much larger touch spaces around text links. Another is to allow finger swipes through slide shows. "The overall design asks for a strict reduction down to a site's very essence for users to quickly find their way around," a blog posting said.

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-11-19 16:55

The Financial Times will give its editorial staff a three percent wage increase in 2011 as well as a performance-related bonus estimated at £1,000, Journalism.co.uk reported today. The company will also distribute vouchers so all employees can buy an iPad or another tablet.

FT Managing editor Lisa MacLeod explained in an internal memo that both the pay increase and the bonus "were the result the strength of the financial performance of the business and the excellent contribution of the editorial department," the Press Gazette explained.

In the first six months of the year, the media group doubled its operating profit by £30 million, mostly due a nine percent growth in revenue, according to the Press Gazette. Furthermore, its parent company, Pearson, sold its 61 percent stake in Interactive Data for £1.28 billion.

According to the memo, the bonus "is in recognition of the exceptional effort put in by you all over the past year," and it had been negotiated by the National Union of Journalists in 2008. It will be paid in March. McLeod also said that, from now on, the starting wage for editorial positions would be £40,000.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-18 20:07

The Independent's new daily i is to launch its paid iPad application on Friday, the Guardian reported. The intention, Zach Leonard, managing director for digital at the Independent and the Evening Standard, told the Guardian, is for i to be "media neutral" and the publisher is looking at other digital outlets.

The app will be available for £1.79 for 10 issues of the paper, which amounts to a discount of around 10% on the 20p price of the print product. Twenty copies will be offered for £2.99, a discount of about 25%. The price was intended to be as close to the 20p price as possible, Leonard told the Guardian.

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-11-18 15:59

The Daily Mail has announced that it will launch a paid-for iPad app in the next few months and that its iPhone app, which has a 60-day free trial, has already been downloaded by 70,000 users, Press Gazette revealed today.

"I'm very excited by the various micro payment systems that are in the pipeline that will give us the flexibility to offer new kinds of content that we can charge for on a pay-per-view or piecemeal basis," said Mail Online's publisher Martin Clarke.

Although traffic data has not been confirmed by the ABCe, Clarke said the website attracts 50 million unique users every month. According to Press Gazette, this would mean "that a UK national newspaper is for the first time set to challenge the dominance of the BBC online," which last month reported 60 million users.

Furthermore, the Mail Online executive revealed that Facebook's referral are generating 10 percent of the traffic from the UK, MediaGuardian quoted. "The social networks are becoming increasingly important to us. If you want an engaging site, Facebook isn't a threat or a parasite but a gigantic free marketing engine," he said.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-15 23:36

Rupert Murdoch's News Limited will launch next Friday iPad applications for two of its Australian tabloids, The Daily Telegraph and The Herald Sun, The Age reported today. Two other apps for The Courier-Mail and The Advertiser will follow in December.

News Ltd Chief Executive Officer John Hartigan remembered that 15 years ago newspaper websites led "to an explosion in readership," The Australian quoted. "Now a new generation of readers is eagerly consuming digital journalism on tablet devices - expanding our reach even further - and is prepared to pay for high-quality content," he said, explaining that developing iPad apps was the next logical step.

According to The Courier-Mail, the apps will be available through Apple's iTunes store and subscription will cost $7.99 a month. They will include news and videos and the content will be updated daily.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-12 21:04

Publisher Condé Nast's UK version of Vogue announced the launch of an iPad edition, available from November 6 onwards for £3.99 (US$6.44 or €4.63), Media Week reported. Nicholas Coleridge, Condé Nast's Managing Director in the UK, divulged that the digital issue made use of a platform that was specifically designed, permitting fashion photography "to come to life" while offering a "multi-sensory experience," MediaGuardian reported.

"Vogue on the iPad has given us the opportunity to put life, colour and movement into our magazine. From moving image and sound, to internet connectivity, the possibilities are exciting and engaging," said Vogue Creative Director Robin Derrick, in charge of managing the app's formation.

Image: FashionStake Blog

Advertisers present in the December print issue will also have a spot on the iPad, Media Week added. These include luxury brands Burberry, Chanel, Gucci and Ralph Lauren. Furthermore, there will be Internet-only content such as interview footage of Harry Potter actress Emma Watson.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-11-09 15:58

The Washington Post has launched an app for the iPad, which is free until mid-February 2011, according to a press release. The app requires registration.

"The Washington Post App for iPad is more than just an extension of our paper or website. It's an innovative, portable experience with our content that enables users to interact in a multi-dimensional way. Users can take full advantage of the experience that the iPad offers through our rich destination pages that provide everything a reader would want around a topic in one comprehensive place," said Raju Narisetti, managing editor, The Washington Post.

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-11-08 16:06

Tech manufacturer LG Electronics is planning to launch a tablet computer in the first quarter of 2011, The Inquirer wrote yesterday. The device will be powered by Google's upcoming Android Honeycomb 3.0 operating system.

The device, christened as LG Optimus Pad, will have an 8.9 inch touchscreen and will cater both to domestic and international markets, according to a senior official from the South Korean company, TechTree and Info Sync reported.

Image via Tablet Crunch

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-11-05 16:05

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