Feb 27, 2012

New Kid on the Block: YourView, a more considered taste taker

YourView aims to change the way public affairs are conducted by injecting into the media not mere poll results but a measure of public opinion after people have been properly informed.

Margaret Simons

Journalist, author and director of the Centre for Advanced Journalism

Those watching the gaping hole that has opened up between the political class and the public over who should be prime minister might wonder whether there a difference between public opinion, as measured by the giant strainer of opinion polls and public wisdom. The idea that there is, or might be, is behind the latest entrant to Crikey‘s New Kid on the Block series about indie and new media start-ups.

YourView isn’t even properly launched yet, though you will see a holding message on the site if you click on it, and the @yrvw Twitter account invites followers (so far there are only seven). The current planned date for a soft launch is the end of March.

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One thought on “New Kid on the Block: YourView, a more considered taste taker

  1. douglasennis

    It sounds an interesting idea, but the key is the ‘unbiased explanatory note’. I doubt that such a thing exists, and this could be a platform for another spin site.

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