The Daily Mole goes public

dailymole.JPGThe latest new media venture to join the “got fired from traditional media but am going to keep writing on a Web site, by gosh” bunch is The Daily Mole.

Founded by former City Pages editor Steve Perry, the Daily Mole is the Twin Cities’ newest home on the web for local news, entertainment, and conversation. The Daily Mole isn’t just another version of an online newspaper–it’s a blogs- and multimedia-based site that’s updated continually every weekday, and a community site where users are invited to contribute original content.

We hope you’ll come and check out Minneapolis/St. Paul’s first web-only pro journalism venture.

At first glance, it seems many of the stories start from and link to mainstream media coverage. But if you get off the front page, you’ll see Steve posts interviews with newsmakers and has a random guy posting a YouTube version of his own weather forecast — a little thing he calls Dude Weather .

I do look forward to Festivus Fridays and seeing how The Daily Mole stacks up against an increasingly cluttered online media, watercooler and current event space vying for the same pool of limited advertising dollars.

2 Comments so far

  1. Erica M (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 3:36 pm

    I do admit to occasionally preferring to be infotained, and this is why so far I like Daily Mole waaaaay better than MinnPost. Not that you necessarily can or should directly compare the two.

  2. KJ (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

    wow… no offense to Clockwork, who usually does some nice work, but that is one of the worst “pro” site designs/color schemes i’ve seen in a long long while…

    those gradients look like they were made in MS Paint, and the yellow everywhere is searing my retinas.

    so far Minnpost’s design, while far from great, is certainly more easy to look at…

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