Travel Media & Technology Bulletin – Tuesday 24 July 2018

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New York Daily News Front Pages Saturday 14 July & Tuesday 17 July 2018
New York Daily News Front Pages Saturday 14 July & Tuesday 17 July 2018 (Image Credit: New York Daily News)

Hello and welcome to our weekly travel media and technology bulletin featuring the latest developments on media and technology around the world, published every Tuesday at 06:00 BST.

New York Daily News Editorial Staff Slashed

The American newspaper market is a different world to the ferociously competitive daily tabloid market of the UK. Whilst most American newspapers have a closer relationship to the truth, many are local monopolies and can be just a little too earnest.

The one exception is New York which has two tabloids, The New York Daily News and the New York Post. The former is owned by Tronc which also owns the Chicago Herald Tribune and, until recently, The Los Angeles Times. The latter is owned by Rupert Murdoch.

The New York Daily News is known for its uncompromising front pages and campaigning local journalism. Tronc has announced that it is to slash its editorial staff by 50%. Many staff have already announced their departures.

There is little better news for the daily newspaper market in the UK. Most are reporting double digit circulation declines with The Daily Boris Johnson Telegraph reporting a 23% year on year fall to 370,613 copies a day and there is little sign of this abating.

PBS’ The Great American Read – Vintage Travel Posters

The Great American Read PBS
The Great American Read PBS (Image Credit: PBS)

PBS, which is the American equivalent of the BBC is currently running a series “The Great American Read”.

As part of this, a number of popular novels such as George Orwell’s “1984” have been reimagined as vintage travel posters. Many of these impressive works of art are available for download from PBS.

Also of note this week:

The BBC reflects on live trials of Ultra HD streams of the World Cup and Wimbledon. (BBC)

Facebook is to open 600,000 sq ft of office space across three buildings in Kings Cross. (Kings Cross)

New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman, who has covered Donald Trump’s Presidency extensively, on why she is stepping back from Twitter: “Twitter is now an anger video game for many users. It is the only platform on which people feel free to say things they’d never say to someone’s face.” (The New York Times)

Another affectionate look at “Now That’s What I Call Music” from The Monocle Culture Show. (Monocle)

The rise of the podcast in 2018 has been well documented. However, one of the most popular podcasts in the UK this year, is not about Brexit nor a gripping real life crime story. It is a daily podcast about Love Island. The BBC reports on how the podcast has become mainstream. (BBC)

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