Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Nairobi Star

Berly Ogolla on the gutter press, and on the Nairobi Star, a recently released glamor magazine in Nairobi.
In the end, what is delivered is a cross between a leaflet for a raffle (there is a plasma screen to be won), the National Enquirer and a 32-page edition of Rupert Murdoch's the Sun. The success of the paper will hinge on the ability of Quarco and his group to bring KISS's brash in your face and controversial style to newsprint, a moulding of the respectability that money allows it to pretend to have, with the talent for throwing mud that the gutter press has buffed to a glint.
Read more here.