Monsters and Critics

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For the collection of essays by J. R. R. Tolkien, see The Monsters and the Critics.
Monsters and Critics
Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
News blog
Registration Optional
Owner Monsters and Critics
Created by James Wray and Ulf Stabe
Launched 2003
Revenue Monthly Revenue: $46,560 (2010)
Alexa rank
positive decrease 89,102 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

Monsters and Critics (M&C) is a news blog founded in 2003. It features celebrity and entertainment news, reviews and coverage of subjects related to the arts, health and wellness, literature, lifestyle, tech, travel, fashion, beauty, food, spirits, wine and automobiles.


Monsters and Critics was founded in 2003 by James Wray and Ulf Stabe, who co-own its management company, WOTR Limited.[2] April Neale (TCA - Television Critics Association, BTJA - Broadcast Television Journalists Association member) is the managing editor and editor of Television, Lifestyle, Food, Travel and the Arts. Kieran MacIntyre is the Comics, Graphic Novels and Music editor. In addition to the English version, the group added a German language edition in 2006.[3]

In January 2010, estimated the website's potential worth at $3,911,040, its daily ad revenue at $1,552, and its monthly revenue at $46,560, with approximately 343,331 visitors per day, and 1,201,658 page views per day.[4] Google News Report[5] has consistently listed Monsters and Critics in the top ten most referenced sites on Google News, surrounded by publications like Forbes, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

It has been quoted in numerous newspapers and outlets including The New York Times,[6] Los Angeles Times,[7] and BBC News.[8]

Other sites[edit]

Monsters and Critics features several additional sites, notably,[9] The Viral Hub[10] and also has a German language site[11] plus technology-focused spin-off, The Tech Herald which publishes news, investigative reporting and reviews.[12]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Monsters and Critics Team". Monsters and Critics (Monsters and Critics). Retrieved January 6, 2009. 
  3. ^ "About Monsters and Critics". Monsters and Critics (Monsters and Critics). December 7, 2006. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ " Site Information and Statistics". Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Google Analytics Official Website – Web Analytics & Reporting". 
  6. ^ Cowles, Gregory (October 16, 2008). "The Plot Thins". The New York Times. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ de Turenne, Veronique (March 11, 2008). "Today in Britney: piecing together the story". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ Russell, Jamie (September 21, 2004). "High Noon - 21st September 2004". BBC News. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Car Games". 
  10. ^ "XPRNC". XPRNC. 
  11. ^ Jochen Neitsch. "Monsters and Critics". Monsters and Critics. 
  12. ^ "About The Tech Herald". The Tech Herald. Monsters and Critics. February 5, 2008. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 

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