New Newspapers on the Web: Part 2

By: Steve Outing

Yesterday I gave you a list of U.S. newspapers with recently introduced Web sites. Today, I would encourage you to visit new newspaper sites originating elsewhere in the world and compare the differing approaches to Web publishing.

As I mentioned yesterday, I am catching up on cataloging the world's online newspaper services. This information will be included in a major overhaul of the Online Newspaper Services Resource Directory on the Editor & Publisher Interactive Web site. Watch for announcements in the coming weeks of some new and much improved services.

For now, happy surfing.


* Africa Online (listing of African newspapers and news sources online).



* Nikkei Net, Japan (English/Japanese site operated by Japan's pre-eminant business paper, the Nihon Keizai Shinbun, and its English version, the Nikkei Weekly).


* Business Day, Bangkok, Thailand.


* CANOE / Canadian Online Explorer (new site from the Toronto Sun Publishing Corp. featuring content from Canada's Sun newspapers and the Financial Post).

* Kincardine News, Kincardine, Ontario, Canada.



* Het Volk, Belgium.


* Aamulehti, Tampere, Finland.


* Die Zeit, Germany

* Rheinische Post, Duesseldorf, Germany


* Bergensavisen, Bergen, Norway.


* Chas Pik, St. Petersburg, Russia.


* Norrkopings Tidningar, Norrkoping, Sweden.


* Schaffhauser Nachrichten, Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

United Kingdom

* Belfast Telegraph, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

* Scots Independent, Stirling, Scotland.

* Sunderland Echo, Sunderland, England.

* The Surrey Advertiser, Surrey, England.

Latin/South America

* Internet Express (electronic edition of the Trinidad Express, Barbados Nation and Stabroek News of Guyana).


* Folha de S.Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

* Jornal Do Sul, Blumenau, Brazil.


* El Tiempo, Bogota, Colombia.


* Prensa Libre, Guatemala City, Guatemala.


* Mexican newspapers (page lists Mexican newspapers by state, including many with Web sites).

* La Opinion, Torreon, Mexico.


* El Pias, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Middle East

Saudi Arabia

* Asharq Al-Awsat, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

If you're paper is not in this list and is not currently included in the Online Newspaper Services Directory, it may be because your information is sitting in a backlog of submissions. (The listings presented today and yesterday are by no means complete, but include some of the most recent entries by newspapers onto the Web.) Shortly, I will be able to announce a simple way for you to update your newspaper's listing in the database. Thank you for your patience while we revamp our system to deal with the formidable task of collecting this data for an extremely fast-growing industry.

Temple University's less-paper paper

The Temple News, the student-run daily newspaper of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is now appearing daily on the World Wide Web while its print edition is being scaled back. Print circulation (currently 10,000) will be gradually scaled back to once a week, with the new focus being on making the Temple News a digital entity, according to Adam Butler, the paper's managing editor.

The paper has been operating in a severe deficit and experiencing falling advertising revenue. The rising costs of paper and printing are a major factor in the decision to reduce the print schedule. (Printing accounts for 65% of the News' annual budget.) "On the surface, this is a tremendous opportunity," says Butler. "Not just for us, but for the university." With computers wired to the Internet a ubiquitous presence on campus, most students and faculty will be able to access the Temple News despite the drastic cutbacks.

Contact: Adam Butler,

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