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18 September 2012 | Journalism.co.ukiPad magazine, which will feature freely accessible monthly issues, launched on Friday 14 September, following the launch of similar digital magazines earlier in the year by Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera Documentary. Acting head of online for Al Jazeera English Will Thorne said it was "always the plan" to launch a digital magazine for Al Jazeera English. The current issue of the magazine is offering around 60 per cent original content, produced specifically for the platform, compared to 40 per cent which "would have been available on the web", Thorne said. The first edition was produced by the existing web team, but Thorne said future development of the digital magazine is like to "suck up more effort, energy and resources", and therefore he hopes to hire additional people as time goes on. Now Al Jazeera English is watching with interest to see if the new iPad magazine will prompt an increase in Al Jazeera English's audience numbers, and bring new audiences to its content.
18 September 2012 | New York TimesInternet Archive, the giant aggregator and digitizer of data, which he founded and leads. “We want to collect all the books, music and video that has ever been produced by humans,” Mr. Kahle said. As of Tuesday, the archive’s online collection will include every morsel of news produced in the last three years by 20 different channels, encompassing more than 1,000 news series that have generated more than 350,000 separate programs devoted to news. The latest ambitious effort by the archive, which has already digitized millions of books and tried to collect everything published on every Web page for the last 15 years (that adds up to more than 150 billion Web pages), is intended not only for researchers, Mr. Kahle said, but also for average citizens who make up some of the site’s estimated two million visitors each day. Many conventional news outlets will be available, including CNN, Fox News, NBC News, PBS, and every purveyor of eyewitness news on local television stations.