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Inside Irish Sunday Papers

Walkman W980iEVERY WEEK, I TRY buy a fresh Sunday newspapers and then make a short video about tech news on Qik.com/topgold but this week, I want to spotlight something that terminates today's 11-minute video. It's the SonyEricsson W980i (at right). I think the phone delivers real value-for-money for people who walk with music in their earbuds, especially when compared to the 3G iPhone. Several Sunday papers have the advertisement running about the phone, including The Observer Music Monthly, a magazine with excellent coverage of who makes money from music sales. [0] James Robinson talks to photographers, drug dealers, radio DJs, stylists, band members, website editors, tour managers, music pluggers, independent PR handlers, guitar techs, office juniors, music journos, venue managers, lighting engineeres, and promoters. His documented conclusions make interesting reading.

I am topgold on Twitter and the same nic on Qik and here are some of the links that inspired my Qik take [33 MB 3GP file] on the Sunday papers in Ireland.


0. James Robinson -- "Who Earns What" in The Observer Music Monthly, August 2008. And in the middle of the magazine, the new SonyEricsson W980 Walkman.
1. Bryan Appleyard -- "Computer Says No", The Sunday Times Magazine, 10 August 2008.
2. Colin Coyle -- "State plans ID cards by stealth" on the front page of The Sunday Times, 10 August 2008.
3. Jan Battles -- "Failte Towers' hit format may go global" in the News section of The Sunday Times, 10 August 2008.
4. Amanda Vermeulen -- "Oyster card contractor fired after £1m failures" in the National News section of FT Weekend, 10 August 2008.
5. Sean Flynn -- "Third-level colleges told to cut PR and ad spend by 50%" in the Home News section of The Irish Times, 9 August 2008.
6. Rosita Boland -- "It pays to haggle with hotels" in the News Features section of The Irish Times, 9 August 2008.
7. Shane Hegarty -- "Help! I'm bored with music" in the News Features section of The Irish Times, 9 August 2008.
8. Noel Whelan -- "Media ought to beware groups bearing surveys" in the Opinion section of The Irish Times, 9 August 2008.
9. Amelia Hill -- "It's the end for popcorn at the movies" in the News section of The Sunday Observer, 10 August 2008.
10. Huma Qureshi -- "Learn when to make space and add value to your home" in the Cash section of The Sunday Observer, 10 August 2008.
11. Huma Qureshi -- "Green gadgets that can help save money by remote control" in a Special Report run by The Sunday Observer, 10 August 2008.
12. Adrian Weckler -- "Dublin open to cyber muggers" on the front page of the Sunday Business Post, 10 August 2008.
13. Dick O'Brien -- "EI struggles to fill venture capital funds" in the News section of the Sunday Business Post, 10 August 2008.
14. Charles Larkin and Jacco Thijssen -- "Ireland's Knowledge Economy Needs a Rethink" in the News Focus section of The Sunday Business Post, 10 August 2008.
15. Mark Hilliard -- "Structural faults found on Dublin's O'Connell Bridge" on the front page of The Sunday Tribune, 10 August 2008.
16. John Downes -- "Free energy firm generated €8m in funding" in the Sunday Tribune, 10 August 2008.
17. Ken Griffin -- "US multinationals sound warning over wage demands" in the Sunday Tribune, 10 August 2008.
18. Adrian Weckler -- "When is a TV not a TV?" in YourTech inside the Sunday Business Post, 10 August 2008.
19. Adrian Weckler -- "Lenovo IdeaPad" sells from €350.

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