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The Messenger (News Publication)

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The Messenger is a news outlet owned by Jimmy Finkelstein. The publication made headlines when it was announced in March of 2023 with $50 million raised from investors. The publication has lofty ambitions of reaching 100 million subscribers and making $100 million a year within its first year of being live. Upon its launch in May of 2023, the company was widely criticized on social media for multiple reasons, including its poor SEO and choice of topics to cover.


In February of 2023, Axios[1] reported that Jimmy Finkelstein, an owner of The Hill, had raised $50 million for a new media venture called The Messenger. In March, the New York Times[2] published an article on the project. Finkelstein stated in the piece that he hoped within a year to hire 550 journalists, making the publication on par with the Los Angeles Times. He stated his goal was to create a news organization free of political bias. In the piece, company president Richard Beckman stated his ambitions were for the company to earn $100 million in revenue in 2024, "primarily through advertising and events."

Days after the New York Times' piece, the New York Post[3] published a piece featuring media insiders discussing the potential pitfalls of the project. One critic called Finkelstein's ideas and goals "delusional," as 100 million readers would mean The Messenger would have to outperform Vox, New York Post and Conde Nast within one year of being active.

The Messenger launched on May 15th, 2023.[4]

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Upon its launch, The Messenger was criticized by numerous journalists and media professionals on Twitter. Among those included Peter Kafka, the executive editor of Recode, who tweeted[5] a list of the site's headlines on launch day, implying they did not mesh with the company's stated goal of "demystifying the onslaught of misinformation and delivering impartial and objective news." The tweet gained over 30 retweets and 150 likes in one day (shown below, left). User @seangriffey[6] remarked how Googling "The Messenger" did not bring up the site but rather many other properties with the same name (shown below, right).

Peter Kafka @pkafka Launching a news site is hard but ooof. Welcome to the Messenger, which raised a gazillion dollars: "Our talented journalists are committed to demystifying the onslaught of misinformation and delivering impartial and objective news". 8:09 The Latest. Summer 2023 Movie Release Dates: 'Barbie,' 'Fast X' & More NEW Hertz Denies Rental Car to Puerto Rican Man for Being a 'Foreigner' NEW Garcelle Beauvais Has 'Been in Touch' with Jamie Foxx's Family: He's 'Really Strong' NEW Brawl at Minnesota Democratic Party Convention NEW Suspects Arrested After Cocaine Drops Out of Fake Pregnant Belly NEW : Sean Griffey @seangriffey Day one of The Messenger. SEO strategy not quite ready to support $100 million in year one ad revenue. Google the messenger . Videos Images News Shopping Movie About 1,880,000,000 results (0.48 seconds) See results about Steam M The Messenger 2009 film> app The Messenger The Messenger on Steam As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan's survival. Publisher: Devolver Digital ✰✰✰✰✰ Rating: 9/10-6,884 reviews - $19.99 Messenger News IMDb The Messenger The Messenger is a 2D action-platform video game developed by Sabotage Studio and published by Devolver Digital in which a young ninja ventures through a... Picnic Panic Blog FAQ Merch Books>title X The Messenger (2009) THE LIFAAPLAER :.. 8:38 AM May 15, 2023 Series Messenger News: News, Sports, Jobs News, Sports, Jobs - Messenger News.... Copyright © Messenger News | | 713 Central Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501 | 515-573-2141... Obituaries Local News News Sports Meaning Wiki OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or newer (64... Q The Messenger Video game MESSENGER 9/10-Steam 95% liked this video game Google users All filters More images 13 Tools Developer: Sabotage Studio Genres: Platform game, Indie game, Fighting game Initial release date: August 30, 2018 21 The Messenger is an action-platform video game developed by Sabotage Studio and published by Devolver Digital for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The story follows a Ninja from a village that foretells a "Western Hero" who will save them from the Demon King. Wikipedia

Others criticized how the site's approach to sensationalized content clashed with Finkelstein's goal of becoming a publication akin to 60 Minutes or Vanity Fair. For example, on its first day, The Messenger published a video of a 99-year-old woman having knives thrown at her at the circus and a story about cocaine falling out of a fake pregnant belly.

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