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Roger Alton, blogger: More female-friendly content, closer integration of multimedia

December 1st, 2008Posted by in Newspapers, Social media and blogging

Roger Alton, editor of the Independent since July this year, has posted his first blog entry on the paper’s site (hat tip to Adrian Monck). In it he asks readers what they want the paper to report on – whether it’s ‘Strictly or the Large Hadron Collider or Britain on the Booze, or Damian Green or all of the above’.

In his post, Alton adds that the paper’s multi-platform operations should be closely related before moving on to the BBC and Sunday night programming:

“What about Sunday night’s telly? Personally, I can’t stand the BBC – I think it is bloated, bureaucratic, ripe for partial privatisation, and astonishingly inept at handling its own problems. But crikey, it does show fantastic TV.”

We’ll be keeping an eye on Alton’s blogging progress, but in the mean time, what do you want him to write about? Cover prices, front page designs or even *Saturday* night telly…

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  • Louise Bolotin

    Hmm, granted Alton is new to blogging but I thought it was a rather lame piece of prose for someone with so many years’ writing experience under their belt. I also didn’t like the click-thru to “read more” – it’s fine on a landing page but not on entry page – why not just publish the full entry? And what’s with the Liveournal address? I think it makes it look rather amateur.

    Content-wise, Alton should stick to what he knows best and leave the telly reviews to the critics.

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