Gray Lady down: Britain’s Daily Mail Web site outpaces New York Times’?
|January 30, 2012||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Media, News|
So says the BBC.
In “How the Daily Mail stormed the US” (January 27, 2012) , Brian Wheeler tells us,
The Daily Mail has overtaken the New York Times to become the world’s most visited newspaper website, according to online tracking service Comscore. The biggest increase in readers has been in the US – so how did this very British institution do it?
A number of factors are cited. Blogger friends say that key ones have been missed, one being that the Mail doesn’t try very hard to be politically correct.
Some laughed when UD News noted that New York Times was in trouble. A puzzle, really, because that is common knowledge in many places. The Times is written for people who – in its editors’ view – are superior to the people who might actually be its potential readers. The worldview is carefully managed to avoid asking the questions only inferior individuals would ask.
The new media landscape will be full of upsets like this, and an obvious question around here is how will that affect ID. We think that a medium that takes the growing number and types of criticism of schoolbook Darwinism seriously – and utterly ignores the salaried outrage that is sure to follow – will see a spike in science column readership. But we can safely predict that it won’t be tried at the Times.
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Hat tip: Five Feet of Fury