It appears to be a wholly online news site, and it looks like a direct rival to Bernews, who pioneered the model in Bermuda.
I’m cautiously optimistic about this development – after the demise of the Bermuda Sun I, and many others, were pessimistic about what this means for media diversity and the state of journalism in Bermuda. Today we have the following:
Royal Gazette – only newspaper (a six-day daily)
Bernews – an online news site
Today in Bermuda – an online news site
Politica – an online investigative journalism site
ZBM & VSB – our two local TV and radio news stations
Note I said cautiously optimistic though. There has to be questions about whether there’s enough market share to sustain these news media sites without public subsidies or some sort of new business model.
I’m certainly hoping that all these – and more – news sites can survive and enhance our news media, and thus play an important role in creating an informed electorate and keep our politicians accountable.
I guess time will tell. In the mean time, good luck Today in Bermuda (and all the other media outlets)!