Journalism Evolving Past the Need for Paper

The New York Times’ deputy managing editor praised staffers for their ability to tell compelling stories online, without the need for the newspaper:

“Times have changed. Our online storytelling skills have evolved to the point where you really can get the whole story without reading a newspaper article. It’s a remarkably rich experience that goes well beyond using video or maps or pictures to tell a story—something we (and others) have done well many times. The innovation lies in putting them together in a way that tells the story with all the nuance, comprehensiveness, authority and depth that define The New York Times. (It’s hard to imagine online storytelling at this level coming from a non-integrated newsroom. Neither ‘newspaper people’ nor ‘web people’ could have done it alone.)”

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