Monday, July 30, 2007

Flash: Me-paper project sollicits readers

The Dutch financial daily is soliciting newspaper readers in the framework of the international Me-Paper project, which runs from April 2007 till March 2009. The project hopes to discover how to design the newspaper of the future; as part of the research readers will be involved. The readers will be asked to come to Eindhoven for interviews, group discussion about the design and testing the new designs on digital paper (iLiad, Readius and Sony e-books and PSP). The research will be handled by EC/DC (the European Centre for Digital Communication) with the HsZuyd college in the south of Holland; the Flemish research institute, responsible for the e-paper De Tijd project, IBBT will also be involved. Other participating newspapers are De Volkskrant, Financieele Dagblad, a national free paper, SP!TS, a regional newspaper, Eindhovens Dagblad and a local title, Barneveldse Krant. The project is funded by the Dutch Bedrijfsfonds, a funding institute for newspaper and magazine research;

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