Tuesday, May 6, 2014

How Quartz Does #SlatePitches

Longtime readers of Slate are doubtless aware of #SlatePitches, which are suggested arguments for Slate to cover in its typically contrarian way.

But now there’s Quartz, which aims to out Slate Slate. As Ken Doctor recently observed,

Quartz, at its best, zags when the competition zigs. Whether it’s the coverage of the next Netflix (“The track-changes version of Netflix’s vision for the future of TV”), contrarian advice (“Forget about learning to code—to get rich in tech, become an accountant”), or real estate comparisons (“How many houses can you buy elsewhere for the price of one in London?”)—chartified, of course—readers are unlikely to think they’ve seen Quartz’s take on current stories in other places.