A site called Quartz is going to go live today. I have been hearing a lot about it in the media (e.g., The New York Times). One of the people who launched ScienceBlogs, Chris Mims, is involved. I’ve seen a guideline for its freelance writers, and I have to say that I’m impressed by the flexibility and openness to variation and personalization that it communicates. Not sure if it is revolutionary, but I suspect that it will be quite the content machine. And the emphasis on tablets and mobile access via a browser, rather than an app, is probably the best way to optimize readership.
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Felix Salmon points to someone who asks, Is the European crisis good for America? A piece at Politico suggests that Midterm fury might leave Nancy Pelosi safe. Journalism of this sort would get very boring, very soon, if the journalists actually had to place any money on their musings, either directly by changing their investment portfolio, or getting involved in betting markets like Intrade.