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This site is really only a vehicle from analysing media on a sporadic basis. However, that’s doesn’t take up too much time!  In the downtime I develop maintain websites for small to medium size businesses. Many businesses are shifting more of their focus to online an I like to think that I help them in that process. All the site are built using open source content management systems like Joomla or WordPress etc – which ever CMS would suit the businesses best. The rational for that is simple: Using an open source CMS, there are literally thousands of people a business can turn to should they require assistance on the website and they are not handcuffed to a propriety system where only a few individuals can help. I begin by looking at a business, its current digital offering, its market and its competitors and what they are doing in the digital space. Then I ascertain what’s the purpose of the website for a business. From there I draw up a plan of what should be included in the site – the critical aspects of the business that need highlighting and begin looking at designs, layout, structure etc. The design element…

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September 2014 Irish Newspaper ABC Circulation

As predicted, the tabloids slipped back after the euphoria of the start of the premiership abated in September. All the tabloids lost their August lustre and now it’s simply a slow decline to the “C” word on the 25th of December. The Star and Sun are now perilously close to the slipping into the 50’s. Both papers tested those waters briefly earlier in the year only to be saved by the kick of a ball in August. The Star managed to hold on to most of the gains in August whereas The Sun and Mirror were back around 1,500 each on the previous month. But, I’d suggest, if the premier league begins to show a forerunner early in the season, then the appetite for news of the “foreign game” may wane. The Morning market fell over 4,000 on the previous month and 22,000 on the year. The Sundays don’t have much of a brighter story. Again the tabloids are down a few thousand on the month and the Mail on Sunday is down over 2,500. The Sunday Times found a floor at and actually managed to put on a few copies. However in early October The Sunday Times raised its…