Chris Janz's Scire reveals its first title

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 28 June 2023
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Scire Media, the startup from entrepreneur Chris Janz, has revealed its flagship publication, Capital Brief, launching in September.

The former chief digital and publishing officer at Nine Entertainment, and his partner, David Eisman, a former director, subscriptions and growth at Nine, are reported to be well funded with venture capital backing. 

Editor-in-chief John McDuling says Scire has put together a team of experienced journalists from a range of backgrounds who have worked at some of the most prestigious publications in the world and won major awards for their reporting. 

He says Capital Brief will be a business publication that views the world through a new economy lens, and is targeted at the people who will power the next generation of commerce in this country.

"It will be a publication for the founders and executives who need capital to grow their businesses, the people who help them get it, investors who allocate it, and decision makers in the federal capital, Canberra," he says.

"As founders ourselves, we are particularly interested in people building things and those who have dedicated their lives to solving big problems through entrepreneurship, business leadership or policy initiatives.

"We want to do journalism differently. We will aim to break stories down and not beat them up. And we have no agenda beyond covering the news relevant to our audience and helping our readers succeed in their careers and lives.

"I should also add that we do not expect to be our audience’s single source of truth. And we don’t think media in 2023 is a zero sum game. Our goal is to provide our readers with exclusive information and fresh perspectives that they value. In doing so, we think we can be additive to the media landscape."


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