Huffpost, Editor, New York Times discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly - Lydia Polgreen, Gregory Crewdson and Pete Brown


Eventually your product does serve the customer who pays for it and as we've seen this massive consolidation in in industries like banking you know and and and really all over the the economy media has not been immune and as its consolidated in its base has really become much more elite there was just this huge open white space where i felt like someone needed to come in and do something that was really for everyone and that's that's what i see as the goal of huffpost also secret more about that because people often talk about the sort of democratising power all online of digital journalism it can reach will people there are fewer impediments barriers to entry whether the educational background or you'll you'll means of purchasing things this sort of thing one was worried me about digital in that democratic idea was the where the editor's may need described herself as as an ink stained wretches before fashioned in the in the sort of the crucible have print journalism where the editor's view and his redpainted is everything hitler replenish should say is it a bit about bringing some of the editorial rigor back or bring it in a fresh perspective to to the online space to a degree absolutely i think that's that's exactly right one of the things that i found his huffpost has as crown in this kind of extraordinary and organic way but without a lot of thought and planning of how how to create the editing infrastructure to give maximum impact all of the journalism that we do and one of the things that's happening at the new york times is there stripping away layers of editing because i think they realize that the ratio of reporters to editors is is is really unfavorable they there's just too much editing going on and that gets in the way of being able to maximize your reporting power at huffpost we we almost had the opposite problem where we we really do need to beef up.

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