Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Crisis? What Media Crisis

While there is no doubt the papers are in trouble, this chart from Business Insider smashes the narrative that all the media suffering. As print declines, the number of journalists increases:

We are all bloggers now.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Amazon on Dead Tree Press: Buy It Now

imageThe Washington Post has been sold for a quarter of the price that Facebook bought Instagram. It’s valuation at $250 million is $65 million less than Arianna managed to convince AOL to give her for the Huffington Post. The ultimate irony is that print is now being bought up by digital; it’s believed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is spending less than 1% of his fortune on his purchase of this American institution. If this is the price of the Post, other papers better sell up soon before their value drops even further. Guido preparing a bid for the Guardian…

UPDATE: For context:

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

Politics for the many, not the few, all for just 60p in today’s Sun. In Guido’s column:

  • Just how much does it cost to become a Lord?
  • How a half-cocked Tory slogan was bungled by the PM
  • Following Lord Howell’s “desolate” gaffe, surely no Labour MPs would use that word to describe the North?
  • Unison’s day at the races
  • Tom Watson has time on his hands
  • How the Tories are milking lobbyists
  • Denis MacShane’s career goes out with a hum

Guido is off to the seaside for the next few weeks so the column will be back in time for party conference season…

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sun Sets Out Where it Stands

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Iconic wrap for the Sun today. Inside a double page spread setting out where the Sun stands on politics – “we back politicians when they do what is best for our readers and criticise them when they don’t” – welfare – “this culture of entitlement exploded under the last Labour government and must end” and the NHS – “David Cameron was wrong to ring-fence spending”, to name but three.

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New editor making his mark…

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

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See how the Reds fund Ed in today’s Sun. In Guido’s column:

  • 20130728-111048.jpgIt kicked off for the Tory football team
  • Lucky MP who definitely isn’t “working in the constituency” until September 13th
  • Matt Hancock’s advice goes unheeded by the Chancellor
  • The lobbyist turned Labour Shad Cab member lobbying for old client
  • What to name the new Tory HQ?
  • Guido donates to “Lib Dems Against Sexual Harassment” pressure group
  • UKIP seek Unite backing
  • The NHS trade union “pilgrim” having a laugh at patient’s expense

Politics for the many, not the few. All for just 60p!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

Today’s Sun reveals lobbyist Lord Mandelson is facing a sleaze probe over claims he broke Lords lobbying rules. In Guido’s column:

  • Arthur Cameron (7) is on message
  • Craig Oliver tweets wrong message
  • Reshuffle rumour bluff worked
  • Criminal green waste of money
  • Clegg peerage for lobbyist he brought into Downing Street
  • Labour privatises own mail!
  • Sam Cam and the posh women-only club
  • Googling candidate selections
  • Ken Clarke on need for younger euro-faces

Politics for the many, not the few. Just 60p…

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Times Hijack Telegraph Royal Baby Webcam

With no diary bitch fights to entertain MediaGuido today, the Times have taken to winding up the Telegraph in person. Their Royal reporter Valentine Low has been busy subverting the Telegraph’s royal baby webcam this afternoon:

In fairness, it’s the first time anything interesting has happened on the feed so far…

Via @RobDotHutton

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

Guido shares a page with Ed Miliband in today’s Sun, as an investigation by undercover reporters finds widespread cocaine use in our Houses of Charliement. In Guido’s column:

  • Good news for Guido’s campaign against parliament’s subsidised bars and restaurants
  • The PM ducks a challenge from Ed Balls
  • Boris slags off Dave over Andy Murray
  • Norman Tebbit has been back into No. 10
  • Hawkish Jim Murphy will stop Ed Miliband cosying up to LibDems over Trident renewal
  • Good News, Bad News from NHS England
  • David Ruffley’s £7,560 rage-related expense claim
  • Eric Joyce’s amusing rejected claim
  • “Nigel Farage: Gay Icon”!

Politics for the many, not the few. Just 60p…

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

27 Further Redundancies at Indy

The cull was always coming at the loss-making Independent, now Guido hears 27 members of the team will lose their jobs. Guido’s source optimistically warns: “this is the end”.

Quite…

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

A Unitemare for Miliband, Watson and McCluskey in the Sun today. In Guido’s column find out:

  • The full story behind Watson’s WAGs
  • Sally speaks: what she says on rumours about her and John
  • To what did Boris treat his wife on their 20th wedding anniversary?
  • Handbags at dawn between Tory wives
  • Dave’s photo op own goal
  • Chuka’s off-camera cock-up
  • Coalition tensions in the DWP
  • IPSA hit MPs where it hurts
  • Watson’s voices in his head

Politics for the many, not the few. Just 60p, get involved!


Seen Elsewhere

Labour Consider Banning Uber | Asa Bennett
Did LibDems Make Up Hancock Disciplinary Meeting? | Scrapbook
Gender Studies and the Mail | Laura Perrins
Guido’s Column | Sun
Politicians Mislead Public on High Living Costs | IEA
Ed Miliband: Voice of Everyday People | Telegraph
The Cost of Labour | CPS
Scotland Shows Eurosceptics How to Win | Chris Deerin
Sack Dougie | Damian McBride
Justice for England | Paul Goodman
Balls Still Wants to Spend, Spend, Spend | Mark Wallace


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