New Split Newspaper
Despite Internet, despite relatively large number of radio stations and despite the presence of four local TV stations (TV Jadran, STV, TV Dalmacija and Kanal 5) and despite the decades-long hegemony of Slobodna Dalmacija over local media markets, someone decided to invest into another Split weekly newspaper. Today appeared the first issue of Splitske Novine.
First impressions are mostly positive. Instead of trying to push stories you are more likely to find better covered in the likes of Globus, Nacional and Feral Tribune, this newspaper is oriented towards strictly local issues. The articles are dealing with City of
In many ways, this newspaper reminds me of Dan, semi-weekly local newspaper run by Joško Kulušić (Josko Kulusic), former editor-in-chief of Slobodna Dalmacija. The newspaper was good read but, unfortunately, got extinguished after Kulušić’s death in 1998.
Whether this newspaper will survive remains to be seen. So far, their website is still under construction, unlike Matija Babić’s (Matija Babic’s) 24 sata, which has started getting feedback from potential readers a week before its official launch on the newsstands.