Journalism

Nov 9, 2013

Super site: Guthrie’s secret publication revealed

The new online publication of former Age editor Bruce Guthrie has broken cover, with backing from superannuation firms. Crikey can reveal the details.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Former Age and Herald Sun editor Bruce Guthrie is preparing to launch a new Melbourne-based news website named The New Daily, Crikey can reveal. The site is expected to have a mass-market, general-interest flavour with an emphasis on news rather than opinion.

Despite speculation he had left Fairfax to launch The Huffington Post in Australia, Crikey understands former Age online editor Daniel Sankey will be the site’s editor and that Guthrie will hover above in a publisher/editor-in-chief role. Section editors for finance, entertainment and lifestyle have also been hired, but are sworn to secrecy under confidentiality arrangements. The New Daily is expected to launch during the coming week. While The New Daily's journalism will be independent, Crikey understands the site is being funded in part by superannuation companies. The domain name, thenewdaily.com.au, was registered in March by the Industry Super Network. Unlike competitor sites The Age and the Herald Sun, The New Daily will not be behind a paywall.

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  1. Limited News

    Why did they put “new” in the title? “New” is a terrible word, it means there is nothing else to say for it, like New Labour

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