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Globe and Mail First Canadian Newspaper to Deliver Content to Digital News Reader Applications

Popular Technology Allows Users to Create Personal News Centres

    TORONTO,March 15 2005 --- 
Starting today, news followers from across
Canada and around the world can enjoy content from The Globe and Mail,
Canada's National Newspaper, via their favourite RSS (Really Simple
Syndication) news reader. RSS readers are computer applications that
automatically collect news and information feeds in categories and from
sources specifically selected by the user. The Globe and Mail is the first
Canadian newspaper to offer RSS feeds.
    "News junkies can now enjoy breaking news from globeandmail.com along
with all the columnists from the newspaper in one convenient place," said
Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO. "Whether it's in print, online or through
new technologies like RSS, our goal is to deliver The Globe's renowned
reporting, insight and analysis to readers in the media that suit them best."
    Most RSS readers are free to download and use, and are popular because
they allow people to access specific information from many different sources
and have the content delivered like a personalized newspaper to a single,
stand-alone location on their computer.
    At present, The Globe and Mail offers RSS feeds in eight categories and
from all 42 columnists. Each feed contains 10 stories with headlines,
summaries and links to the full story on globeandmail.com. Some RSS feeds,
such as columnist articles, require a paid subscription to The Globe and Mail
INSIDER Edition service.

    Here's how it works:

    1. Users set up an RSS reader on their personal computer. Many RSS
       readers are available and most are free and require little memory
       space. Links to some of the most popular RSS readers are available at
       globeandmail.com/rss

    2. Users choose topics and columnists they are interested in from a large
       list of available feeds from globeandmail.com and add them to their
       RSS reader. Typically this involves copying the link for each RSS feed
       into their RSS reader.

    3. The Globe and Mail feeds are automatically delivered to RSS readers as
       soon as they are published on globeandmail.com. Different RSS readers
       have different ways of storing and displaying content as well as
       notifying users when new content arrives.

    4. Users browse their reader for the latest news and information from
       their favourite sources, including globeandmail.com, whenever they
       want.

    In addition to hosting award-winning editorial content from The Globe and
Mail newspaper, globeandmail.com features breaking news reports from a
dedicated editorial staff that produces content throughout the day.

    The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, is a division of
Bell Globemedia, a dynamic multi-media company, which also owns CTV Inc.,
Canada's number-one private broadcaster.




For further information: please contact: Nancy Evans, (416) 969-2704; or
Josh Cobden, (416) 969-2746

SOURCE Bell Glomedia

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