The Straits Times
Published on Sep 16, 2012

New digital news offering aims at high ground


WASHINGTON (AFP) - It seems like a terrible time to be launching a news operation.

But there are opportunities and niches, and the new digital media launch called Quartz from Atlantic Media Company seeks to exploit them.

Quartz is set to launch in the coming weeks as a "100 per cent digital" news operation covering "the most important themes of the new global economy," said editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney.

Quartz has been recruiting a small number of veteran journalists for an overall news staff of around 25 people.