I wrote about NEXT sometime early this year at the Startups Nigeria blog, and have been an avid reader and follower of their website at 234Next.com, Facebook and Twitter pages.
After following their incisive up-to-the-minute coverage of the recent banking industry shake-up, I think that the newspaper is positioning itself to become what CNN’s online version is to the global news industry.
Below are some of the reasons I think NEXT should be Nigeria’s newspaper of the year 2009.
- NEXT provides breaking news and analysis just like CNN
- NEXT doesn’t just report a story; they eventually become a part of the story.
- NEXT builds a trust relationship with the public, especially now when people have become cynical towards the media in Nigeria.
- NEXT taps into the latest new media technologies such as Facebook and Twitter more than any other Nigerian newspaper and uses digital media effectively.
- NEXT has recruited and trained some of the best journalists, analysts and writers you can ever find in any of the world’s leading newspaper companies.
- NEXT’s website is very Web 2.0ish and gets more reader comments than any other newspaper in Nigeria. NEXT newsletter even makes you hunger for more news.
- NEXT’s paper print offers the best quality in terms of size, colour, layout, photo, design, etc which makes you want to read news again and again.
- NEXT encourages citizen journalism just like CNN’s iReport.
- NEXT’s Publisher, Dele Olojede, Africa’s first Pulitzer prize winner is technology-savvy and innovation-driven.
- NEXT is not just a newspaper. It’s the newspaper of the future. The future of news in Nigeria.
Disclosure: I don’t work for Timbuktu Media (the publishers of NEXT) and I don’t write for NEXT. I’ve also not been paid to write this review of NEXT.
My opinion here is purely based on my interest in writing about companies and their use/misuse of new media technologies.
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