Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A newspaper that talks!

If you are tired of staring at the computer screen trying to read a newspaper online, here is a solution for you! Washington Times' "Click-2-Listen," is a new feature on their website which allows you to convert all their articles into audio files.
This can even be a great way for you to multi-task! You can play the article in the background while you work. Whats more, you can also download the articles onto your cellphone or MP3 player and listen to them at your convenience. The publication is planning to venture into podcasts as the second stage of implementation.
If traditional radio organisations like NPR are giving out transcripts of their shows for audiences that prefer to read rather than listen, Washington Times is doing the reverse.
I think this is a good example of "convergence"- giving the audience what they want, in whichever medium they want!
Here is the link to the article if you would like to know more.


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