We're shortlisted (twice) for Scottish Press Innovation of the Year

<![CDATA[The finalists for the Scottish Press Awards were announced earlier today… and two of the projects I worked on have been shortlisted for Innovation of the Year. First up is Paywall 2.0, the new metered paywall system my team developed for HeraldScotland which saw subscription rates increase massively in 2013. Our work on this systemContinue reading “We're shortlisted (twice) for Scottish Press Innovation of the Year”

Twitterendum: HeraldScotland and Equator partner on #indyref swingometer

<![CDATA[Today we’re excited to bring a new innovation to HeraldScotland; the Twitterendum monitors real-time public sentiment towards the Scottish independence referendum by looking for keywords within public tweets. The tool also shows changes in opinion over time – visitors can click back through history and see the twitter opinion for any day, along with theContinue reading “Twitterendum: HeraldScotland and Equator partner on #indyref swingometer”

New ABCs: The Evening Times is the fastest-growing regional news site in the UK

<![CDATA[ Today the latest ABC circulation update for newspapers was released, covering both print and digital. While the print figures are broadly in line with the industry average – and long-term gentle decline – the stand-out story is digital performance. As I’ve blogged about before, I took over technical and subscription responsibility for the HeraldContinue reading “New ABCs: The Evening Times is the fastest-growing regional news site in the UK”