When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Guardian readership exploding, scoops New York Times and Washington Post

The Guardian now passing the New York Times in readership online--Within a week of publishing the NSA files, The Guardian website has seen a 41 percent increase in U.S. desktop unique visitors (IP addresses loading the desktop site) and a 66 percent rise in mobile traffic. On June 10, for the first time in the paper's history, their U.S. traffic was higher than their UK traffic. (source infra)

The British Are Coming—and They've Brought Newspapers - Atlantic Mobile: " . . . The Guardian also has a reputation for solid investigative journalism. The NSA story isn't their first rodeo. They were one of three publications to work closely with WikiLeaks to process the mountains of data leaked by Bradley Manning in 2010. When Rupert Murdoch's vast tabloid the News of the World was finally caught phone-hacking, it was The Guardian that brought it down, doggedly fighting for the story for two years against a storm of legal threats and denials from News International . . . I ask Gibson what's coming up for Guardian US, when the Snowden dust finally settles. "We will add commentators, we will add reporting, we will add verticals, we will continue to grow, and we'll work with commercial partners and do tech and business and all the things that we want to be," she says. The publication is doubling down on its investigative presence in the States as well: Investigative journalist Paul Lewis is joining the paper's Washington bureau from the London office this month, and Nick Davies, the reporter whose two years of digging brought about the phone-hacking scandal, is joining the New York team later in the year. . . ."

This is all good news for US readers but probably bad news for legacy media in the US. Should the New York Times and Washington Post just admit they are trapped in the past and no longer relevant? For some reason, most American journalism has turned cowardly and views its role as PR shills for those in power.


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