#NoCrapApp says adieu

Just over two years ago, I started the No Crap App (to several snarky remarks that it’s not ‘actually’ an app) because I believed we were regularly overlooking examples of quality journalism just to make the political point that the ‘MSM’ was crap.

Over time, I expanded the scope of the weekly list to incorporate blog posts and other online commentary that were exemplary quality political writing.

I’d like to think I achieved what I set out to do. Most weeks (and some fortnights, when I got caught up in real life) I curated links to pieces that were thoughtful, well-written and informative. They covered a range of political perspectives, but not as broad as I would have liked. It remains a disappointment to me that there’s a dearth of quality right-of-centre analysis and commentary in the Australian political media and blogosphere.

As some of No Crap App’s readers would know, I’m doing what I can to make a small difference to that shortfall. And it’s for that reason I have to retire the No Crap App, which takes up a chunk of my time and earns not a brass razoo. I need to use that time for paid writing jobs and researching pitches for the job after that.

Having said that, the No Crap App has had some loyal supporters over the past two years and I am extremely grateful for their generosity, without which I would have had to shut down the blog a lot earlier than now.

And so the No Crap App says adieu. Thank you for visiting and reading, and keep up the pressure for quality Australian political writing.



  1. Thanks so much Paula, have loved reading your postings and appreciated the time it must have taken to make the stand out selections. Warm wishes to you.:)

  2. Don’t mean to brag but I think I’ve read every one of your NCAs & I don’t think I know how to move on. I’m doing it again, aren’t I? #overthinking

  3. I’m so sorry to see NCA go. It has consistently brought added insight and perspective to a range of issues. NCA was intelligent. I understand your need to move on and I can only wish you the very best.

    Joan Evatt.

  4. Sorry you have to stop. But understand the reasons.

    Thanks for a very well chosen round up of quality analysis and reporting.

    I do not share your value position but I have willingly trusted your judgement about what’s worth reading and thinking about.

    Good luck with getting people to pay for what you write.

    Best wishes

    Bob Smith

  5. No Crap App has been an oasis in a wilderness and I’m sorry to see it go. Thank you, and wishing you all the best for your next endeavour.

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