The Launch of Guardian America

Today the UK Guardian newspaper launches Guardian America. The Editor Mike Tomasky writes:

Hello there. So what is Guardian America, what makes a British newspaper think that Americans will want to imbibe its view of America and the world, and why, having decided to undertake such an improbable project, would the paper place it in my hands? Fine questions. Let's explore. The journalistic shorthand version is that Guardian America is the US-based website of the Guardian newspaper of London and Manchester, which will combine content produced in the UK and around the world with content that we originate here to create a Guardian especially tailored to American readers. I am sometimes asked what, or who, this means we will try to be "like"; the questioner wants an American reference point the better to slot this project into a known category. The only answer is that we will try to be like ... the Guardian.

A worthy example to emulate. Good luck to all involved.

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    cool (none / 0) (#1)
    by Jen M on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 10:34:11 AM EST
    I like the Guardian.

    British view (none / 0) (#2)
    by diogenes on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 12:16:23 PM EST
    There already is a British news source that Americans imbibe.  It is called "The Economist."

    yup (none / 0) (#3)
    by Jen M on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 12:38:40 PM EST
    and the BBCAmerica and the Original Guardian as well as other British news sources.

    Whe news sources of many countries are available.

    American news outlets have overseas versions too.

    Fun, ain't it? :)


    Guardian, Clinton to give up some executive power (none / 0) (#4)
    by Aaron on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 07:06:26 PM EST
    Clinton vows review of executive power

    Clinton apparently says she'll give up SOME of the executive power that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney seized, in defiance of the Constitution if I may add.

    It'll take a president with rare depth of character to relinquish ALL of that power, and encourage the Congress and the people of this country to amend the Constitution, to place strict limits on the executive branch, so that the United States will never again have to face the threat of a maniacal vice president attempting to set the president up as Emperor pro tempore.

    But that's what needs to be done if we are to preserve the Republic and maintain the safeguards which ensure an equitable balance between the three branches of government.

    Down with dictatorship, and all presidents who would set themselves up as de facto Kings supplanting the People's sovereignty!!!

    Up to Republic, democracy, freedom and liberty throughout the land!!!

    Whyfor? (none / 0) (#5)
    by dutchfox on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 09:18:37 PM EST
    Years ago, before the Guardian launched its internet site, I subscribed to the Guardian Weekly, which still exists. When I lived in London for a year in the late 90s, I read the daily print editions and after returning home, I continued to read the on line version. I'm adopting a wait-and-see attitude about this new foray for them.

    whynot (none / 0) (#6)
    by Jen M on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 09:28:51 PM EST
    I'm guessing income from new advertisers