My Favourite News Sites: Haaretz

Keeping the ball rolling with my showcase of all my favourite news websites is another Israeli site, Haaretz, which is the website of the largest English language paper in Israel.



Haaretz (Hebrew: הארץ‎) (lit. “The Land [of Israel]”, originally Ḥadashot Ha’aretz – Hebrew: חדשות הארץ‎, IPA: [χadaˈʃot haˈʔaʁets] – “News of the Land”[3]) is Israel’s oldest daily newspaper. It was founded in 1918 and is now published in both Hebrew and English in Berliner format.  It’s editorial leaning is center-left.

Haaretz operates both Hebrew and English language websites. The two sites offer up-to-the-minute breaking news, live Q&A sessions with newsmakers from Israel, Palestinian territories and around the world, and blogs covering a range of political standpoints and opinions. The English online edition receives an average of two million visitors per month.


Coming Soon: Worm Burner Golf


Worm Burner Golf is launching a full site soon. This is the Google AdWords ad floating around Google now.

A new website is launching soon that will be THE place for average golfers to visit and see the latest golf clubs and equipment get reviewed.  Reviews in plain English for the average golfer.

For now, visit the landing page, follow them on Twitter, and get excited.

Janesville (WI) Gazette website redesigned and has incomplete ads

Woke up this morning and decided to take a peek at my old hometown paper’s website, and found that it was redesigned this week.  While it has easier to navigate menus, it looks ugly and amatuer.  Even a non-premium wordpress template looks better!  But, eh, what do you expect from a small-market daily…

Newly redesigned Janesville Gazette website

Newly redesigned Janesville Gazette website

Also, they should really have their advertising people spot-check the ads they put on the site… I am trying to figure out what a “Box pring” is…

Box Pring