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London newspapers produce special Jubilee e-editions

A group of newspapers in South London has put together a series of online special editions enabling them to publish hundreds of pictures of Jubilee celebrations across the capital.

Newsquest titles including the News Shopper and Your Local Guardian series are bringing out the e-Xtra Jubilee specials alongside their usual e-editions today, tomorrow and Friday.

Other titles taking part in the initiative include the Surrey Comet and Richmond Twickenham Times.

The group’s web team worked over the Bank Holiday period to put them together, missing out on the chance to join in the celebrations themselves.

Web manager Paul Jones said:  “When our readers started sending in details of their street parties and other jubilee events, we knew we’d struggle to do them justice in our papers due to space.

“So we decided to utilise our online newspapers, adding innovative and interactive content, allowing us to publish hundreds of pictures from across south London, as well as video and interactive maps from the weekend.

“It was a mammoth effort meaning myself and the News Shopper web manager, Jamie Ross, didn’t see much of the celebrations ourselves – but we hope our readers think it was worth it.”

Croydon Guardian assistant editor Matthew Knowles added in a Tweet:  “Hats off to our snappers over weekend who between them went to more parties than the Queen could shake her sceptre at.”


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  • June 7, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Shocking design!! If you use a big photo like that, only to cover it all up, it needs to have an opacity of about 30% so the small photos stand out. Designed by a junior reporter?

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  • June 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    The small photos actually expand should you click on them…hence the interactivity.
    It’s called a background.

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