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Print Bits: Daily Sport Hiatus, Dublin Free Content, Latest ABCe

Daily Sport: The tabloid newspaper’s new owner has “mothballed” the title’s website and is planning a redesign with less focus on naked flesh and more on mobile consumption, NMA reports. Mobile entertainment firm Interactive World bought out the title in the summer. Now they’ve confirmed “we’ve put all our web development on hold” while it prepares to ramp up more mobile content because readers use the desktop web less often that rival papers’ do.

Informer: Dublin has got a new freesheet – with a difference. The Dublin Informer is not a newspaper, it’s a features paper. The ad-supported title is delivered to 250,000 homes every fortnight. Sounding a little like a concept we used to call “citizen journalism”, editor Niall Gormley says: “We have striven to find contributors who can bring you accurate information and who can write knowledgeably about their own particular area of expertise.” There’s also a website, Informer.ie, with local advertising inventory (via Blurred Keys).

ABCe: Latest online newspaper web figures show Guardian Unlimited, Mail Online and Telegraph.co.uk posting record unique user numbers for October while Sun Online slipped back, Press Gazette notes. While the Grauniad still leads on 18.4 million (as they note themselves), the gap between it and the Mail on 13.53 million suddenly doesn’t look like such a gulf.