Robert Thomson: New York Post will compete with BuzzFeed

News Corp will split into two companies Friday. CEO Robert Thomson talks about the newspaper company's plans.

The new company, whose assets range from a US coupons company to Foxtel pay-TV in Australia, was working on projects including a plan for the New York Post to compete nationally with digital news and entertainment brands such as Buzzfeed, he disclosed.

“Some of the most successful recent start-ups are basically ersatz tabloid journalism,” he said. “If we can’t do it better than they can, then we’re not as good as we think we are.”

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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