Here is a press release from a couple of days ago about the launch of The Saturday Paper, a new newspaper that will be sold through newsagents.
Schwartz Media is happy to announce that The Saturday Paper, a quality weekly newspaper from the publisher of the Monthly, will launch in print and online on March 1.
The Saturday Paper can also announce the first of its contributors – a stable of the best writers in Australian journalism, as well as new voices and well known figures who have not previously appeared in print.
David Marr, the country’s finest long-form journalist, joins the paper as a columnist. Hamish McDonald joins as world editor and Kirsty Simpson as business editor. Martin McKenzie-Murray joins The Saturday Paper as chief correspondent in Melbourne and Sophie Morris, formally of the Australian Financial Review, will write as Canberra correspondent. Richard Cooke has been appointed sports editor.
Christos Tsiolkas, the author of The Slap and Barracuda, is The Saturday Paper’s film critic. He is joined by Tim Freedman and Dave Faulkner, who will write as the paper’s music critics. Helen Razer will write on television for the paper.
Andrew McConnell, the owner of Cutler & Co., joins as food editor. Women’s Wear Daily correspondent Patty Huntington will work as the paper’s fashion editor and Lucy Feagins from The Design Files will anchor its interiors content. Mungo MacCallum will provide his storied cryptic crossword each week.
More names will be announced as The Saturday Paper approaches its launch on March 1. Publisher Morry Schwartz said: “This is a list of big voices and brilliant writers. I am enormously proud to publish each of them. The Saturday Paper is materialising before our eyes as a major force in Australian journalism.”
The Saturday Paper’s editor, Erik Jensen, said: “Assembling this team has been a pleasure. Almost 500 journalists applied for positions on The Saturday Paper – people of enormous talent that made choosing our journalists both easy and extremely difficult. I am sure the team we have will produce the best narrative journalism in Australia and, from hard news to lifestyle, will make The Saturday Paper a compulsory read.”
The Saturday Paper is a quality weekly newspaper, dedicated to long-form journalism – to writing that breaks big stories and gets behind the news of the week. It will be available in print in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, and as a website and an app everywhere else.
The Saturday Paper is offering a Foundation Subscriber price of $99 for a year’s print subscription. The paper’s cover price is $3.