Is there an interactive newspaper

10 Jul 2006 - 9:58am
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codiuk
2006

Looking at the different designs for newspapers and the way different
cultures interact with the different formats, I arrived at a question
which i wanted to pose for discussion.

What is an interactive newspaper, is there an example of an
interactive newspaper?

How can we as designers rethink of new ways to allow the users to
gather their own news into a platform?

Taking into consideration the cultural and social aspect of the
newspaper how can we devise a universal newspaper which can afford
different language while still retaining the pictorial and visual
quality?

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10 Jul 2006 - 10:14am
Steve Elliott
2006

I guess it depends on what you mean by interactive newspaper. The
Calgary Herald has an "electronic edition" which is much more hands-on
than just reading a news item. You can see a demo here:
http://ee.canada.com/daily/Skins/CalgaryHeraldDemo/welcome.asp?QS=skin%3
DCalgaryHeraldDemo%26BP%3DOK

Personally, thinking back to when they launched it, I found it horribly
frustrating to use, and haven't looked at it since (until now, and I
still didn't like it. :)

Regards,
Steve

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Looking at the different designs for newspapers and the way different
cultures interact with the different formats, I arrived at a question
which i wanted to pose for discussion.

What is an interactive newspaper, is there an example of an interactive
newspaper?

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10 Jul 2006 - 4:32pm
Nathan
2006

> What is an interactive newspaper, is there an example of an
> interactive newspaper?

I remember working on an interactive newspaper back in 1988 (at that
time, the medium was FAX). CNN Custom News tried to make this work
but it's only been recently, with Google News that this vision is
finally here and working well. With a Google account, Google News is
pretty close to being an ideal interactive newspaper. Some things it
could be missing, perhaps, include:

• Local discussions/community
• Integrating the RSS/blogosphere content
• Integration with other media (TV/mobile/etc.)
• More contextual filters
• More personalization of views and layout

However, it's pretty good.

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10 Jul 2006 - 5:41pm
gretchen anderson
2005

> With a Google account, Google News is
> pretty close to being an ideal interactive newspaper.

I saw a demo done by Microsoft and the NYT that is supposedly coming live
soon (fall?) that showcases MSFT's WPF technology. In this case,
"Interactive" newspaper is really more about the display of information and
readability. Things it does that are cool (that I can remember):

- columns scale dynamically based on window size so you always have a
readable set of text
- faster loading so the experience is really more like browsing a newspaper
not "click, wait, click, read," browsing is a bit better
- integrated video/animation

I agree that Google is more my ideal of a news channel, but the WPF
technologies definitely improve the actual reading of news on the web.

11 Jul 2006 - 2:04am
Tori Egherman
2005

I read a lot of newspapers online now that I live outside the english
speaking world and the only english newspapers available to me are
Tehran Times, Iran Daily, Iran News, and Keyhan... It seems to me that
most newspapers are traditionally interactive. There has always been a
letters to the editor section, for instance.

I read about the Lawrence Jouranl World in the NYT some months ago and
checked out their site which was interesting:

www.ljworld.com

It's now blocked by the Iranian censors, so it must have gotten pretty
interesting.

The Wisconsin State Journal lets readers vote on front page stories:

http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/top/index.php?ntid=70103&ntpid=2

And the Guardian also has a pretty interactive site:
commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/

The above is a link to their new opinion section.

Good luck,

Tori

>

11 Jul 2006 - 7:11am
Mark Schraad
2006

The LJWorld is my local paper and the publishers are good friends.
They do a very nice job, especially considering the size of the
community and Kansas Location.

Mark

On Jul 11, 2006, at 2:04 AM, Tori Egherman wrote:

> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> material.]
>
> I read a lot of newspapers online now that I live outside the english
> speaking world and the only english newspapers available to me are
> Tehran Times, Iran Daily, Iran News, and Keyhan... It seems to me that
> most newspapers are traditionally interactive. There has always been a
> letters to the editor section, for instance.
>
> I read about the Lawrence Jouranl World in the NYT some months ago and
> checked out their site which was interesting:
>
> www.ljworld.com
>
> It's now blocked by the Iranian censors, so it must have gotten pretty
> interesting.
>
> The Wisconsin State Journal lets readers vote on front page stories:
>
> http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/top/index.php?ntid=70103&ntpid=2
>
> And the Guardian also has a pretty interactive site:
> commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/
>
> The above is a link to their new opinion section.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Tori
>
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13 Jul 2006 - 7:47pm
Riaz
2006

I think digg.com is attempting to make something of an intective newspaper.
I think the bbc.co.uk has something in the works that is attempting to copy
that. You might want to have a look at both those sites.

http://www.digg.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk

' riaz

On 7/10/06, Steve Elliott <steve_elliott at transcanada.com> wrote:
>
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> material.]
>
>
> I guess it depends on what you mean by interactive newspaper. The
> Calgary Herald has an "electronic edition" which is much more hands-on
> than just reading a news item. You can see a demo here:
> http://ee.canada.com/daily/Skins/CalgaryHeraldDemo/welcome.asp?QS=skin%3
> DCalgaryHeraldDemo%26BP%3DOK
>
> Personally, thinking back to when they launched it, I found it horribly
> frustrating to use, and haven't looked at it since (until now, and I
> still didn't like it. :)
>
> Regards,
> Steve
>
>
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> which i wanted to pose for discussion.
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> What is an interactive newspaper, is there an example of an interactive
> newspaper?
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