Still in alpha, the Newspaper Club, a service to help people ‘make their own newspapers’, which received backing from Channel 4’s 4iP fund, has been busy of late.
Last week the team produced a quick turnaround of Wired UK – changing the magazine into a newspaper format overnight.
According to a blog post on the project, there are ‘three distinct avenues for Newspaper Club’:
- Creating and printing your own paper, which will launch in January;
- Sending the club artwork files for them to produce a newspaper;
- Commissions to design and print bespoke newspapers.
There’s already been some demand for number 3 according to the team’s blog.
4ip, the investment fund for public service media backed by Channel 4, has announced new funding for Newspaper Club – a service which allows users to create their own printed edition from any rights-cleared content online.
How will it make money? By asking for a small portion of the printing price and selling bigger packages to corporate clients – the BBC is already using the system for an internal newsletter.
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