This week’s look at some of the best news brand content from the last seven days includes another of the i’s famous infographics, the latest episode of Chanté Joseph’s ‘Pop Culture’ podcast for the Guardian and one Times journalist’s attempt to soak up as much World Cup action in Doha as possible…
1. Less of the ‘jingle tills’
Wednesday’s print edition saw the news brand break down the changing face of Christmas as consumers adapt to the cost of living crisis, with those reducing spend cutting budgets by an average of £226 this year. But it wouldn’t be an i infographic without an informative bar chart — this one on real vs artificial Christmas trees is typically creative.
2. Talking through the big stories
Struggling to keep up with the biggest headlines of the day? The Mirror’s Fleet Street Fox is here to help with her morning chat through the top stories.
She was joined on Wednesday by the news brand’s political correspondent Ashley Cowburn, talking about everything from winter strikes to a certain former health secretary’s imminent return home.
3. Quick energy explainers
Unsure why the government is so out of pocket while household energy bills continue to rise? This short Instagram video from the Evening Standard explains the situation quickly and concisely.
4. Chanté and Jameela talk body image
Chanté Joseph’s ‘Pop Culture’ podcast for the Guardian continues this week with actor and activist Jameela Jamil. Listen as they discuss the return of the controversial 1990s fashion trend of ‘heroin chic’ and why women’s bodies continue to face so much scrutiny.
5. Dash through Doha
While the World Cup in Qatar has continued to undergo important scrutiny, The Times’ senior sports writer Matt Dickinson took to the lighter side on TikTok. With many of the host stadiums close to each other due to the small size of the island, Dickinson put theory into practice by attempting to attend four group matches in one day.