Print Bits: Telegraph Backs OpenID, Integration

Telegraph OpenID: Considerably less significant than the same announcements from Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) and Blogger last week, but nevertheless part of the growing trend, says it will, from February, become “the first British media company to become an OpenID provider”, adopting the single-signon standard for its reader accounts system. After, BBC News, Guardian Unlimited, Media Wales and others, next to create an integrated multiplatform newsroom is The Irish Times. staff have been transferred out of a separate unit and in to a division shared by the paper, creating Ireland’s first 24-hour newsroom, the Sunday Tribune reports. Unlike many UK integration plans, it looks like it will pass without staff protest – the National Union of Journalists says online journalists are likely to win salary parity with print counterparts.