Posted on Monday, May 27th, 2013 by Etye Sarner
Quartz is a digitally native news outlet, born in 2012, for business people in the new global economy. It publishes bracingly creative and intelligent journalism with a broad worldview, built primarily for the devices closest at hand: tablets and mobile phones.
Like Wired in the 1990s and The Economist in the 1840s, Quartz embodies the era in which it is being created. The financial crisis that recently engulfed much of the world wasn’t just a cyclical decline or a correction or even a bubble bursting. It was a breaking point. And its shockwaves exposed a fundamentally changed economic order with new leaders and ways of doing business. Their coverage of this new global economy is rooted in a set of defining obsessions: core topics and knotty questions of seismic importance to business professionals.
Journalists in most news organizations have fixed “beats”: bond markets, personal technology, international trade, and so on. At Quartz they organize themselves around the seismic shifts that are changing the shape of the global economy. They’ve called these topics their “obsessions,” and they evolve over time. (Here’s more on the philosophy behind them. The website is organized into a beautiful scroll of interesting headlines and insightful articles. Stunning images will definitely grab your attention and you will instantly want to read more. Check it today!