The Guardian’s story (The New Yorker)

As seen through the story of its current editor.

“The path forward lies in what he calls “open journalism,” meaning a newspaper that not only is free for anyone to read but invites readers to participate in the journalistic venture.”

“We are not the Taliban of free,” he said. “We are not free fundamentalists.” He went on, “Is there an economic model for the kind of journalism we’re doing? We’re all trying our different routes to get there. No one can honestly say they’ve got the answer.”

My take: They are way more advanced than I thought possible, but still not there. They need to discover income beyond ads. The difference with the New York Times is stark: The Guardian can go where convention, provincialism and the readership won’t let the NY Times.


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