Big Think has a pretty great interview with The New Yorker editor David Remnick on the future of that magazine and how the industry has changed in general (Hint: BLOGS. Which, turns out, aren’t always interesting to Remnick, or even some young people of whom he’s aware).
Remnick also shares his thoughts on the Daily Beast sometimes boasting double the traffic of NewYorker.com. Basically, he’s not too worried. It’s like comparing apples to oranges! And also maybe that orange is a tad sensationalist. Says Remnick:
I have a lot of respect for Tina and I reject any notion that somehow Tina was completely out of the mainstream of what The New Yorker wanted to do. I think she brought a lot to it and a lot of the visual aspect of The New Yorker is due to her innovation.
She hired a lot of people that are still there, that are very important to The New Yorker. But any website that’s built around news and what’s going on now and five minutes later and aggregating and churning what’s going on in the moment, is inevitably going to get higher traffic.
For more of Remnick’s thoughts, click here.