Let the Countdown Begin! Tomorrow, February 1 at 6 PM Berlin time, 12 Noon EST: Davids Medienkritik will introduce a powerful new German-language blog:
Getting Back to the Roots
Our most loyal readers know: Davids Medienkritik began as a German-language blog. In order to grow, the site transformed into an English-language site. Why? Davids Medienkritik gained readers by getting noticed in the English-language blogosphere by large, established sites like Instapundit and Andrewsullivan.com.
As many of you know, no large German blog sites exist that could have helped us reach the point that we are at today. We want to change that. How? By founding a major new media-critical German-language blog site and using our influence to promote it. That is our goal for 2005: We want a blog as successful as Davids Medienkritik in German!
We Need Your Help
Logistically, David and I have what it takes to get a blog site up and running. So what do we really need? First, we need to promote this new site in the mainstream German-language press to gain a significant German-speaking audience. Davids Medienkritik will throw its full weight behind the project in terms of promotion, but it is imperative that everyone interested in seeing this new blog succeed donate what you can now to help us advertise our new blog.
If you feel that you have what it takes to be a good German-language blogger on our site, don’t hesitate to email us. If you can help us translating English to German, we may also be able to put you to good use on our new site. Let us know!
Spread the Word
If you have the ability to spread the word about our new site online or offline, we urge you to do so. We are also looking for German newspapers and publications to advertise our site. Please feel free to make suggestions in the comments section or via email.
David and I both feel that such a site has enormous potential. Millions of Germans are fed up with the one-sidedness and bias of the mainstream media. Yet they don’t know of any viable alternatives. We want to provide that alternative. We want to build the success story that is the American blogosphere for the German-speaking audience. It will be an absolutely critical alternative source of analysis and information. But again, we can’t do it without you.
Grand Debut: February 1, 2005
Our new blog will debut this coming Tuesday, February 1, 2005. The name and web address will be announced here on Davids Medienkritik. Stay tuned!
(Written by Ray D.)