October 11, 2012
Because we never hesitate to criticize the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, we feel an obligation to give credit when it’s due—in this case, to the Journal Sentinel’s parent company, Journal Communications.
Newsradio 620 WTMJ is launching a new multimedia, multi-platform website called Right Wisconsin. With mid-morning host Charlie Sykes as editor, rightwisconsin.com will create a new community of Conservative thought.
As Charlie himself puts it:
“The bias and the arrogance of the mainstream media have created an opportunity for conservatives, an opportunity we need to take advantage of.”
“RightWisconsin will be a digital community, a rallying point, a one-stop source for conservatives on the front lines [but it] will be more than simply another conservative website; it will have a full-time staff and multiple platforms, including mobile apps as well as Facebook and Twitter applications. It will aggregate conservative commentary from around the state—all in one place—feature key stories that other media won’t cover; links to stories that I’ve talked about on the air, podcasts, exclusive videos…a daily email blast, alerts, updates. ‘Essential Reads,’ daily ‘darts and laurels,’ a ‘Wisconsin wire’ of stories from around the state, and something we will call ‘Right Channel.’”
“We can do all of this because we have the resources of a major media company behind us, including the state’s biggest radio station and top-rated television station. In other words, we have built-in platforms for promotion as well as the infrastructure to make RightWisconsin multi-media.”
Charlie tells us RightWisconsin won’t compete with other conservative groups but will “provide another outlet for them.”
“And it will drive the left and their allies nuts.”
A beta of the site is to be launched before Thanksgiving. The full site goes live in 2013. Sign up now and be there when RightWisconsin.com launches.