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The Nichepaper Manifesto
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How is Umair Haque so good at this?

There’s a lot in his nichepaper manifesto that’s not new. You’ll recognize ideas from Snarkmarket, ideas from Newsless, ideas from all over.

But I have never seen them so seamlessly and stylishly combined. Part of it is simply the language: Haque has a gift for punchy parallel structure. Just scan down his list of bold directives—”Knowledge, not news,” “Provocation, not perfection”—and tell me you don’t want a nichepaper, like, now.

I’m kinda into his neologism “commentage,” too.

Anyway, if you are even 1% interested in this stuff, go give him a glance.

2 comments

Dan says…

Snarkmarket is, or is becoming, a nichepaper on nichepapers, right? So when you start making money?

Ha! I wish! The market for nichepaper nichepapers is pretty competitive. Maybe more competitive than the market for nichepapers about real things in the real world at this point — doh!

But, Nieman Journalism Lab is pretty much the dominant player at this point — interviews, analysis, links, etc. — and a relatively new entrant as well!

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