As regular readers know, I have an ongoing interest in the transforming landscape of journalism and the media. On Twitter today (I’m afraid I lost track of the originating tweet), I spotted this five-minute video featuring the executive producer of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A year ago, they were the first major metropolitan newspaper to go online-only.
They now operate with a staff of twenty, apparently garnering nearly the same number of monthly readers as they did when they had a print edition. The video is pretty self-promotional, but it’s an interesting view into a newish model of professional journalism:
Is it me, or does the staff at the Seattle P-I look a lot younger than the average newsroom?
The lead person on the journalism side has the surprisingly fresh title of ‘Executive Producer’. That feels more contemporary than, say, ‘Editor in Chief’. I also noticed that she referred to the Seattle P-I as a ‘company’, which isn’t what I’d expect to hear from newspaper professionals.
UPDATE: Oddly, it looks like the video has been removed. I’ll try to track it down.