Prince Harry and the RSS feeds

The briefest of posts to keep things updated (it’s all about metadata, apparently) and to note that RSS feeds are officially crap. The News of the World doesn’t even have one, as far as I can see. Although it is today featuring the video of Prince Harry indulging the sort of forces-speak you’d encounter any day in the army.

As for the other newspapers’ RSS feeds, to read them is to roam around a sort of sub-world of the newspaper itself, getting glimpses of what’s in the actual paper or on the paper’s website. I do quite regularly surf through the main papers’ RSS feeds and get an impression of what they’ve published. But for the fuller picture, you have to visit the paper’s website and to get any idea of how a paper is prioritising one story or feature over another there is still no real substitute than to buy and read the paper version.

New media bods take note. RSS feeds need to become much more sophisticated, more exhaustive and more user-friendly before they will be widely used.


See media stories from the weekend’s papers

Click on the Weekend Briefing link on the left hand of this page side to get a round-up of media stories from the weekend’s newspapers. This service now includes links to the original stories as published online.

This round-up has been compiled mostly from the newspapers’ websites, rather than from hard copies of the papers themselves and, frankly, I lost the will to live two thirds of the way through. So I’ve ignored some papers altogether like the Mail on Sunday and the Express on Saturday and Sunday. No excuses. Just couldn’t be arsed.

If anyone remotely cares about any of this, email me at and I’ll see how I can do this better in future.


Weekend Briefing

Didn’t get your usual Monday morning email with a round-up of media stories from the weekend papers?

Just click here or on the Weekend Briefing tab at the top of this site to see what media stories were featured in the weekend’s press. In future, you’ll be able to sign up for an early-bird email. For now, you’ll have to come to this site on Monday morning to get the round-up.

Please note: as this is lucecannon’s first weekend briefing, some of the newspapers have not been included this time.