Roger Black in a long and excellent post about The New York Times and their media strategy, makes this compelling observation:

Frequency and currency trump perspective and background on the web. It’s more a matter of “this just in” than “you gotta read this article.”

That not only describes The Times, it describes almost every blog I visit. I don’t want that to ever describe this blog. From time to time it may, but I strive for “you gotta read this article”. When I stop to think about all the “old media” publications, there are only two that I think are currently publishing the type of “you gotta read this” content:

  • The New Yorker
  • Vanity Fair

One of those two you would expect…


Posted by Ben Brooks