>The e-Newspaper is coming

>Latching on to last week’s blog about how newspaper freelancers need to consider the growing online component of the biz, there was a report last week about a company called Orange that is trying out a handheld electronic newspaper device in France. It will supposedly store the equivalent of 200 newspapers, automatically updated every hour throughout the day. It’s a nifty book-type size, immune to sunlight glare and comes pre-loaded with 30 e-books–in case you get tired of the newspapers.

I see only one problem with this: As a news junkie, I would never be able to put it down. I’d be hooked. But as a writer, I think this might be a great product because it could create more markets and reinvigorate the ones that already exist. It would also enable us easy access to those 200 newspapers to help us sell our stories.

Read all about it at http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/810808/Orange-trial-handheld-e-newspaper-France.

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