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Nov 7, 2013

Saturdays with Morry: Schwartz to launch new newspaper

Who said print was dead? Crikey has the juice on a new newspaper bankrolled by Monthly publisher Morry Schwartz. Look for it on Saturdays.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

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It’s been the talk of the media for the past 18 months: what is the secretive “Project X” that Morry Schwartz, publisher of The Monthly and Quarterly Essay, has been cooking up in his Collingwood headquarters?

At a time when other publishers are abandoning print, Crikey can reveal the property developer is preparing to bankroll a new weekly newspaper — a weekend publication that will be tabloid in size but not in tone. The title for the soon-to-be announced publication is top secret, but multiple sources told Crikey that The Saturday Paper was a recent working title. The Schwartz vehicle, said to be a modern-day successor to the legendary National Times, is expected to focus on in-depth features, analysis, investigations and arts and culture.

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6 thoughts on “Saturdays with Morry: Schwartz to launch new newspaper

  1. paddy

    It would be quite nice to see the return of the ferret.

  2. Gavin Moodie

    Ha, the ferret! I’m surprised any new publication is in print.

  3. Scott Grant

    I suppose we have to wait and see if it gets off the ground and whether it can keep flying. But I am disappointed that cities like Perth will miss out.

  4. Malcolm Street

    The ferret has returned already – it’s called Crikey!

  5. Brian Williams

    Morry – I’ll be first in line for your first issue. Make it a winner.

  6. AR

    I’d rather see a reborn Nation Review than National Times though will be happy enough with the latter.

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