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@ PPA Wrap: Gazette Live, Telegraph, Channel4.com Try Community

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Trinity Mirror: The Gazette Live site, which Trinity Mirror’s (LSE: TNI) Teesside Evening Gazette launched two years ago with 20 hyperlocal sites, now has 200,000 unique users and 2.5 million monthly page impressions, said editor Darren Thwaites at the PPA’s Magazines 2008 conference in London. Here is a clip from Thwaites’ presentation to delegates…

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Telegraph.co.uk: Telegraph.co.uk is to add new features to its ailing My Telegraph community site. The community has been on “life support” technically after its third-party vendor Interresource went in to administration – but the newspaper is tapping ONEsite to create a replacement. Telegraph.co.uk communities editor Shane Richmond, who visited with the Oklahoma-based company last week, told Magazines 2008 the new site “will allow people to upload different kinds of media, to organise themselves much better, giving them lots of tools to make the site much more rich, and backend tools to make it easier for us to moderate as it gets bigger”.

Channel4.com: C4 new media factual commissioner Adam Gee said: Channel4.com is just about to adopt WordPress after a very bad experience with an off-the-shelf package.” With Ofcom’s decision over C4’s public remit still awaited, Gee made a play for a new health site which he said got 3.5 million page views in the last week: “What it illustrates is what public service media may look like in a digital media age.”

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