Recent news aggregator launched by Newscorp that was mocked for its poor site design.

Knewz

Updated Jan 31, 2020 at 12:47AM EST by 3kole5.

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Knewz is a news aggregation website launched by Murdoch News Corp. Upon its beta launch in January of 2020, the site's layout was widely mocked for its non-uniform design, drawing unfavorable comparisons to Vox and Drudge Report.

History

Knewz launched on January 29th, 2020.[1] The site purports to aggregate from a variety of publications on trending topics, looking to provide readers with a balance of coverage from all sides of the political spectrum and all sizes of publications. According to chief executive Robert Thomson:

β€œReaders will have access to publishers large and small, niche and general, located in all 50 states. We live in a world of vexatious verticals, of crass clickbait, of polarized perspectives and fallacious, fact-free feeds – Knewz is knowing and needed. Knewz nous is in the house.”

Online Presence

Upon launch, the site was widely mocked for its non-uniform front page design and overwhelming text. Twitter user @hardin[2] wrote, "knewz looks like if vox fucked drudge," gaining over 100 retweets and 1,200 likes (shown below, left). User @edzitron[3] joked, "Introducing Knewz – bringing you the most news with the most font sizes, guaranteed," gaining over 100 likes (shown below, right).


Ed Zitron @edzitron Introducing Knewz - bringing you the most news with the most font sizes, guaranteed knewz Top Story: BETA CORONAVIRUS CRISIS SEE FULL COVERAGE Coronavirus: China's infections outnumber its Sars cases as Russia joins vaccine race I β€’ Coronavirus: Australia and UK to quarantine citizens repatriated from Wuhan for 14 days CNBC

Writing in Slate, Ashley Feinberg wrote a humorous piece in which she interviewed the parents of her coworkers to see if the site's design appealed to Boomers.[4]


Alexis Benveniste @apbenven News Corp's new "knewz" website makes me feel like I have 3456789 tabs open in my brain World Politics National Business Tech & Science Life Developing Story Jet with US emplovees from China diverted to March air base amid coronavirus.concema (KABC LOS ANGELES) knewz Top Story: SEARCH THE NEWS CORONAVIRUS CRISIS CRIME SCENE SEE FULL COVERAGE TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL SEE FULL COVERAGE Impeachment Enters Volatile New Phase as Senators Get to Ask Their Questions E Coronavirus: China's infections outnumber its Sistors accused of stealing $300K worth of merchandise in East Bay organized crime ring KRON SAN FRANCISCO Sars cases as Russia joins Georgia Parole Board Declines to Spare Life of Condemned Man THE NEW YORK TIMES vaccine race β€’ Coronavirus: Australia and UK to quarantine citizens repatriated from Wuhan for 14 days a β€’ Airlines around the world are suspending flights to China as the coronavirus spreads Sherisse Pham byline om β€’ Here is How Questioning From Senators Will Be Handled During the Impeachment Trial Today TH Amber Alert: 3 women found dead in South Florida, baby missing β€’ 12 questions to expect at Trump's impeachment trial P WILA TAMPA Out of the drink and into the alink: Fugitive drives snowplow into β€’ GOP reportedly lacks votes to block witness testimony in impeachment trial une anna nd him in 10:22 AM Β· Jan 29, 2020 Β· Twitter Web App

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External References

[1] NewsCorp – Start Spreadin The Knewz

[2] Twitter – hardin

[3] Twitter – edzitron

[4] Slate – The Boomer Parent Review

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