We’ve invented a new job title. It echoes how we feel about the chicken newspaper project and tells all that this is more than just a project.
That title is Proud Publisher
Being the Proud Publisher of chicken! newspaper for children means that we have to deliver the best publication that we are able to assemble. Our pride is at stake!
The digital version of the chicken newspaper summer issue is now live.
The printed issue is on its way and will be in schools in a few days.
There’s pride and excitement in our studio and no space for much else this weekend, so let me know of you like what you see.
Illustration for The Weekly world Newspaper
An illustration for a satirical comment on Tiger Woods that never made it to publication. Digital on iPad
Its dream time for newspapers! There is so much news that is interesting for a change that book publishers must be worried about losing sales over the Christmas period. From WikiLeaks to student riots, the last part of 2010 will be long remembered for being one the most eventful ends to a tough year ever. Well, maybe not ‘ever’; There was that December in 1640 when Portugal drove the Spanish out of their garrisons and gained independence…
It is an interesting time because it points to the future. The future of news, the future of Western civilisation, democracy and of the other (the emerging markets, the developing world). Things are changing.
One thought is that newspapers have been in decline because their content or the way it is delivered was quite stale and formulaic; in short, boring. They are learning fast of late. The penny has finally dropped. The internet is power. So is Television. Newspaper companies realised that he best way to survive is to have a hand in all three platforms. This months biggest stories work well on all three platforms.
Let’s hope the momentum can be sustained.
One thing that public transport facilitates is reading (or drawing). Readers of the buses and trains, I salute you!