If any of you have not seen it yet, you should check out the Guardian's new website on Global Development. It is quite surreal to see the Guardian Online tab list as "UK, World, Development, US, Politics, Media, Education, Society, Science etc." Third in line is amazing.
I don't know what the traffic will be like, but my sense is that the site will meet a demand from people all over the world to have analysis, opinions, stories and data on development in one place. IDS is a partner in the venture, so we are biased, but we are also proud to be involved in a partnership with a major media outlet that goes beyond natural disaster and conflict in its treatment of global development.
I think a major challenge for the site will be to increase the percent of contributions from around the world...to make it a global site on global development. Global problems require global solutions, yes, but they also require global knowledge--not just analysis and opinion from one corner of the world. Perhaps this site will inspire other newspapers--the Times of India or the Mail and Guardian in South Africa to do the same and result in media networked sites.
In any case, Bravo Guardian!