And the Telegraph becomes Buzzfeed

Not sure they’ve quite grasped the idea properly:

Seven reasons to explain Vladimir Putin’s popularity cult

Listicles, yes, but…..

12 thoughts on “And the Telegraph becomes Buzzfeed”

  1. My parents still take the Telegraph each day – my mother mostly for the crossword and my father because he always has. But when your readership is retired brigadiers, elderly bridge players and the like you’re in trouble. I suppose they (Telegraph) think they have to change; what I don’t understand is why no one sees a market for a quality right wing paper. The current polls give the Tories and UKIP 50% of the vote, surely a robust Telegraph would work.

  2. Next thing will be that Psycho Seiken, the Sesame Street guy who is running it, will be chucked overboard and they will go full reverse ferret and try to become a news organisation again. The brand is currently going in the opposite direction to the readers, especially on the website. Ten years ago it was the world’s greatest newspaper. Very sad what has happened under the stewardship on the Barclays.

  3. What we’re seeing is the equivalent of, at the start of the last century, running a buggy-whip manufacturer into the ground for whatever profits could be had rather than investing in the future: entirely the correct strategy under the circumstances.

  4. The DT is a ghost of what it was. Endless 10 Best of … lists, varied nicely with 20 Best of … lists. The online Blogs are dead, about 3 blogs a week, where there was vibrant communication and exchange.

    I recently had to pay double the previous fee for yearly online access. Now not evenworth the original cost. Will ask for a refund unless the evident “major works” produces a usable site very soon.

  5. Alan>

    If you clear the telegraph.co.uk cookie every now and again, you can access the site free anyway. I certainly wouldn’t pay for it.

  6. bloke (not) in spain

    @Interested
    I noted, this morning, the Comments & Editorial section of the TeleG was devoted to bigging up Cameron’s “immigration” speech. Not saying it seemed to actually have any bearing on actual immigration. Several writers took turns to applaud it & the fortune it supposedly implied for the Tory party.
    Reality was reserved for the single (or was it two- I haven’t the strength to look) submissions permitted comments under them. Which were universally dismissive.
    What’s needed is a right wing paper. Not a propaganda rag.

  7. “If you clear the telegraph.co.uk cookie every now and again, you can access the site free anyway. I certainly wouldn’t pay for it.”

    Or open the home page in ‘incognito window’ (in Chrome, others will something similar) and then tab open what you want – gives you 20 articles every time. Far more than you will need.

    It still has some in its reporting on economics – not a lot else.

  8. Or open the home page in ‘incognito window’ (in Chrome, others will something similar) and then tab open what you want – gives you 20 articles every time. Far more than you will need.

    If you’re using Chrome then I can recommend Cookie Cruncher – it puts a little cookie icon in the link text box that when clicked deletes all the cookies from the current site. Perfect for the torygraph.

  9. I used to buy it (for nostalgia reasons) when going on trains/flights etc but now I don’t even look at it online.

    I still read the torygraph online, but only because all the alternatives are worse. Buggered if I’m going to pay for the Times, the Mail and other tabloids don’t really cut it.

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