Jun 1, 2009

Crikey Counterpoint: two verdicts on The Punch

Day one of News Ltd's bold new online venture The Punch, and the verdicts are in from Guy Rundle and Mumbrella.

Guy Rundle writes:

Well day one of The Punch, News Ltd’s bold new online venture, and they’ve already had some sort of win — otherwise why would they label it “Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper”? Ah, whoops, that’s where you go to when you type “the punch” into Google.

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3 thoughts on “Crikey Counterpoint: two verdicts on The Punch

  1. paddy

    I think Guy’s take on this is closer to the truth than Tim’s.
    I got a nasty dose of clinical depression just scrolling down that page.
    Murdoch and blogging, seem to go together like water and boarding.

    That site is a very public demonstration of cruelty to electrons.
    Think I’ll give it a pass thanks.

  2. Tom McLoughlin

    Mmm, haven’t bothered to look yet, but photographer getting involved in an arrest looks like my hook.

    To state the obvious, it’s rivaling Crikey, one assumes, but it’s about 7 years (?) too late as branding and good will have grown out of another News Corp star Stephen Mayne and that’s how history and ownership of space works …… incumbency being 9/10’s of cred.

    On the silver lining side TB, not the ruinous illness, but initials of Tim Blair will in due course become even more obsolete in the News Corp stable as ‘the blog you can’t ignore’ or whatever he reckons.

    Also one presumes it will leverage the MX Seinfeld style ‘stories about nothing’ political nihilism that is so populor with the consumer zombies out there, err sorry fellow citizens.

  3. Richard Vowles

    Sorry Guy? Who is locking up content?

    What exactly do I pay my subscription to Crikey for if it’s not the “locked up content”?

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