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Assignment Comparing and Analyzing:http://www.guardian.co.ukhttp://www.hufﬁngtonpost.comhttp://www.sigmalive.com/
Analysis Criteria Business Model Cross Platform Publications Levels of Convergence Digital Story Telling Layout Linking to sources
Criteria : Business Model The Guardian Hard Copy Daily Newspaper / UK - Website Professional Journalists - High Production Cost Income from Adverts / Selling HardCopy Free Online / Paid Ofﬂine Also expensive Print production
Criteria : Business Model Hufﬁngton Post Online Newspaper - “Citizen’s Journalism” Non professional Journalists - Low Production Cost Income from Adverts Free / Only Online / No expensive Print production
Criteria : Business ModelDIAS Group - Sigma Live web - Sigma TV - SimeriniNewspaper Professional Journalists - High Production Cost Income from Adverts Free Online / Full pdf newspaper download after 12 noon / Paid Ofﬂine Also expensive Print production Also special section inspired by Hufﬁngton Post - Citizen journalism - iwitness
Criteria : Cross PlatformPublicationsHufﬁngton Post NOThe Guardian Online AND HardcopySigma Live Online/Hardcopy (Simerini Newspaper)/Sigma TV/Radio Proto and Super FM
Criteria : Levels ofConvergenceHufﬁngton Post NoneThe Guardian Online AND HardcopySigma Live Online/Hardcopy/Sigma TV/Radio Proto and Super FM According to them its fully converged journalists work for ALL MEDIA
Criteria : Digital StorytellingHufﬁngton Post Heavy on the audiovisual sideThe Guardian Heavy on the audiovisual sideSigma Live Moderate 50% text 50% Visuals Comparing with the print newspaper the news are NOT ﬁltered for the website they are copy pasted. When a story breaks it goes online FIRST with images and text, video is uploaded AFTER 8:00 pm (Main news Bulletin)
Criteria : LayoutHufﬁngton Post Simple BLOG TYPE siteThe Guardian More complex but wanting to “imitate newspaper”Sigma Live Again simple website design but more colorful and tech looking than the others. It is the most Advert heavy of the 3 with ﬂash (moving) advertisement.
Criteria : linking to SourcesHufﬁngton Post No links to other sourcesThe Guardian Heavily linked to other sources which open within the same page redirecting to the other website.Sigma Live No links to sources only mentioning that the story was taken by that source i.e. Cyprus News Agency