The Other McCain

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So … This Is Now News

Posted on | March 13, 2013 | 59 Comments

March 13, 2013

New Media Site Signs
Robert Stacy McCain as Editor in Chief

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Veteran journalist Robert Stacy McCain will be joining the staff of as editor in chief, the New Media site’s publisher announced Wednesday. “While we’re quietly building out ViralRead for its official launch, I’m sure we just sent a loud signal,” said Ali A. Akbar, president of Viral Read’s parent company, Pundit Syndication LLC. “Robert Stacy McCain’s experience is going to firm our foundation as we creep closer to our official launch.”
Akbar, an influential young digital strategist and entrepreneur, emphasized the value of McCain’s 27 years of experience in both traditional and online media to ViralRead, a site that made its online debut last year, though will it officially launch at the beginning of spring.
“What first attracted us in acquiring Stacy’s online property was his unique ability to monetize his blog,” said Akbar, who will host a ViralRead party Saturday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “This is only the beginning.” . . .

You can read the whole thing at Viral Read. What this deal means going forward, and my reflections on the significance, will have to wait for later because (a) I’ve got to pack and head over to National Harbor for CPAC, and (b) there’s another news story that will go live in about half an hour.

Oh, the life of a busy New Media executive . . .



59 Responses to “So … This Is Now News”

  1. K-Bob
    March 14th, 2013 @ 5:01 am

    Have you ever looked at InstaPundit’s old site or Ace’s?

    Content is still king.

  2. Joseph Fein
    March 14th, 2013 @ 5:17 am

    Congrats RS! Come out to the Southland and we can have beer by the beach (or among the Rule 5 Goth girls whom I know…)

  3. Dandapani
    March 14th, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    Couldn’t register at Registration is closed. Hmm. What’s up with that? Invite only.

  4. Dandapani
    March 14th, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Concern troll?

  5. rmnixondeceased
    March 14th, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    If I can get him to cover my campaign …

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  8. King B
    March 16th, 2013 @ 2:56 pm


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