Sky News launches digital newsletter of ‘engaging commentary’

Sky News is capitalising on its access to some of Australia’s most opinionated media personalities with the launch of a new digital newsletter.

Sky News Viewpoint will provide readers with a collection of commentary and editorials from the channel’s leading anchors and contributors, and will be delivered weekly on Wednesday evenings.

The free weekly newsletter will also include exclusive opinion features, video and commentary on breaking news and national affairs. This commentary will include views from Sky News’ Paul Murray, Peta Credlin, Andrew Bolt, Alan Jones, Chris Kenny, Rita Panahi, James Morrow, Graham Richardson and Rowan Dean as well as contributors, Janine Perrett, Bronwyn Bishop, Sharri Markson and Jack Houghton.

Sky News digital editor Jack Houghton said: “We’re not going to shy away from the robust and difficult discussions because we know our readers and listeners want to know the story behind the story.”

Sky News is also launched a podcast and Youtube series, Race to 2020, to be hosted by Morrow and Houghton, aimed at breaking down the week that was in the lead-up to the US election, alongside the Viewpoint newsletter.

Sky News head of digital Tim Love said: “Sky News Viewpoint is just one of the latest digital initiatives to extend the reach of Sky News content, which is now accessed by millions of viewers and listeners across Australia. This is an extension of our award-winning content available across the full suite of Sky News channels on Foxtel.”

Sky News’ digital properties currently includes which follows on its broadcast reporting for breaking news and audio-visual journalism and is syndicated across News Corp mastheads, as well as digital-first brand and content platform 2600.

The channel also recently partnered with Facebook on exclusive content, including the launch of Unpacked, a bespoke program for Facebook Watch, produced and hosted by Sky News’ Madeleine Hale.


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