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A new US-oriented front page for the Guardian online, reflecting a 'new digital operation based in New York'. US visitors to the .co.uk front page will be redirected to .com, but you can choose which version to see at top left.

Of course US readers' favourite online UK newspaper is a different one.
posted by Segundus (36 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow! REAL liberal media! Will it even be noticed I wonder.
posted by Homemade Interossiter at 6:06 AM on September 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't remember asking for this...
posted by Capt. Renault at 6:12 AM on September 15, 2011


I read the Guardian and other foreign press specifically because it's NOT US-Oriented. At least they gave us a choice.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:20 AM on September 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


Finally, a page that spells colour the way it should be spelled (that's "color", for you over the pond.)
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:31 AM on September 15, 2011



posted by JHarris at 6:31 AM on September 15, 2011


This is because the Guardian newspaper is losing money hand over fist in the UK and with a significant proportion of its online readership in the US, is looking to build its brand and online ad income to try and plug some of these home losses.
posted by dowcrag at 6:32 AM on September 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


We'll see how it pans out. I used to get my news from the NYT, but switched to the Washington Post and the Guardian when they put up the paywall (yes, I know you can get around the paywall). I do like the Guardian, though. The US, meh.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:38 AM on September 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


US readers, you're missing out on a very important front-page link to the county cricket liveblog. So beware!
posted by Richard Holden at 6:40 AM on September 15, 2011 [8 favorites]


Thankfully it still directs Canadians to .co.uk
posted by blue_beetle at 6:42 AM on September 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Finally, a page that spells colour the way it should be spelled.

I saw your advert in the bolour supplement.
posted by three blind mice at 6:48 AM on September 15, 2011 [6 favorites]


Occurrences of the word "freedom" on that domain have spiked over 1,400% in the past 24 hours.
posted by secondhand pho at 7:15 AM on September 15, 2011


Bah, there's still a bunch of stories in the US edition about foreigners. What American would want to read about them?
posted by octothorpe at 7:17 AM on September 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Guardian has always lost money hand over fist. It's costs are supplemented by other profitable publications. But i wouldn't be surprised if this got the "Dear Limey Assholes," treatment.

(If only they'd do an irish version...)
posted by Homemade Interossiter at 7:20 AM on September 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Grauniad is popular in the USA? Is that why the Americans think we spell funny?
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 7:24 AM on September 15, 2011


The Guardian is owned by the Scott Trust, which has a mandate to put journalistic values before profit. (Of course, they still have to pay the bills.)
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 7:30 AM on September 15, 2011


If only real life offered the opportunity to redirect americans to more appropriate destinations.
posted by srboisvert at 7:42 AM on September 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


When next week's episode of Football Weekly is four yahoos cracking wise about the Cowboys, I'm coming for all of you. Why does massive choice on the Internet result in homogeneity? I click Sport and now it's the NFL (and not even James Dart on the NFL).
posted by yerfatma at 8:11 AM on September 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Richard Holden: US readers, you're missing out on a very important front-page link to the county cricket liveblog. So beware!

More importantly, American readers have to search out Bill Bailey and his band covering Gary Numan's Cars. In French.
posted by Kattullus at 8:35 AM on September 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


I find that I am not despising the American edition as much as I thought I would.

I don't know why mine is still defaulting to UK, though.
posted by craichead at 8:39 AM on September 15, 2011


Bill Bailey and his band covering Gary Numan's Cars. In French.

Noel Fielding's gonna shit himself.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:50 AM on September 15, 2011


At long last the Right can now assert with some truth that the media (or at least this new outfit is Liberal.
I like the Guardian but dislike being swamped in that game they call football which we call soccer, and also find their front pages not very attractive with stuff dumped all over. Much prefer the cleaner look and ease of getting at articles in BBC
posted by Postroad at 8:51 AM on September 15, 2011


One of the best things about the Guardian are novelist John Lanchester's restaurant reviews and the absolute beating he takes in the comments every time one is posted.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:55 AM on September 15, 2011


+1 for the spelling

Best Correction Ever - the one under the bit about the Falklands!
posted by marienbad at 8:58 AM on September 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Comment is free
posted by newdaddy at 9:05 AM on September 15, 2011


Metafilter: Comment is free

Comment is $5, you mean.
posted by Richard Holden at 9:06 AM on September 15, 2011 [2 favorites]



ROFL
We misspelled the word misspelled twice, as mispelled, in the Corrections and clarifications column on September 26, page 30.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 9:50 AM on September 15, 2011


coolio :D
posted by Monkeymoo at 10:43 AM on September 15, 2011


Guardian, I am not amused. Remember that time when you took the Football link off the front page and we all pitched a fit? And you said 'But it's only an extra click!', but we didn't care? So then you had to put the link back? It's happened again.

Guess I'll have to go moan on Twitter until someone tells me how to defeat the redirect on an ongoing basis.
posted by hoyland at 11:04 AM on September 15, 2011




The 'Football' link is still there, just retitled 'EPL.' It is getting awfully tempting to just start referring to the Premier League as "the eeple."

Personally I miss the time when the Books section was just one click away.
posted by Kattullus at 11:41 AM on September 15, 2011


The 'Football' link is still there, just retitled 'EPL.' It is getting awfully tempting to just start referring to the Premier League as "the eeple."

I meant getting to the UK main page, rather than the Football link. Though I wish the EPL acronym would just die. I realise it's a marketing gimmick or something, but it has completely failed to penetrate my brain and I have to think every time it gets used.
posted by hoyland at 11:52 AM on September 15, 2011


Actually, it's just occurred to me that the 'EPL' link is a misnomer as the football page is about, well, football. There's a Europa League mbm up at the moment.
posted by hoyland at 11:53 AM on September 15, 2011


hoyland, update your bookmarks.

(I had to teach my Firefox to use http://www.huffingtonpost.com/?country=US for the HuffPo, because I don't come there for British news. I'm not even in the UK, Arianna!)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:29 PM on September 15, 2011


Not at all sure I like this move, as one of the main attractions of the Graun's website (to me, at least) is avoiding all the US-centric news that annoys me.

Also:
Bill Bailey and his band covering Gary Numan's Cars. In French.
That was pretty awesome. Does anyone know if I can buy that track somewhere?
posted by Zonker at 3:44 PM on September 15, 2011


The Guardian may have a problem on its hands: Met use Official Secrets Act to demand Guardian reveals sources
posted by homunculus at 1:35 PM on September 16, 2011




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