A new online paper will hit the cyber space come this August. It’s called THE NUT GRAPH. Though a new kid on the blog, it will be run by experienced, well known and award winning journalists.
Two of its main team players include former SUN journalists Jacqueline Ann Surin and Cindy Tam, who co-founded Malaysian Votes before the March 8 electoral Tsunami. Others include experienced editors and also a former journalist from Malaysiakini.com, who also used to work for BBC Chinese.
It’s crispy tagline “making sense of politics and pop culture” promises new junkies a wider spectrum of news and commentaries, perhaps more indepth analysis (?), and seem to promise its readers that it will help “connect the dots”.
For those who are not familiar with the term ‘Nut Graph’, in journalistic lingo, it is the (one or more) paragraph(s) that expressed the gist of the story, shortly after the lead. It’s news written in feature style, and can be more descriptive and even more analytical.
Perhaps, it can be a refreshing departure from the hard core news we are fed every day and night, whether mainstream or alternative, print, broadcast or online.
I am looking forward to The Nut Graph. The more views, the better, the more chances we have of arriving at the truth.