Latest developments in the “Personal Newspaper”

With RSS newsfeeds pushing headlines from newspaper sites to readers, there are now several ways to simulate the feel of reading a real newspaper using these feeds. For the Macintosh a new RSS reader called “Times” provides a very slick interface which cleanly creates a familiar newspaper layout for your RSS feeds.

“Instead of treating news like email (as most RSS readers do), Times presents you with headlines and photos from a variety of sources all in one place, letting you more easily discover the news you want to read. Like your own personal newspaper, you can put feeds into separate areas, create pages for different subjects, and more.” (From  )

Times RSS newrseader

Feedjournal, released in February 2008, is a web based approach to creating a personal newspaper. The key feature of Feedjournal is that the resulting layout of your RSS newsfeeds is intended to be printed out to create a personal newspaper. The output is a unique PDF which can be carried on a suitable mobile device like a smart phone or laptop, or simply printed out. An example of the layout produced can be seen in this PDF.


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