Tuesday, November 16

WSJ.com founding editor joins Yahoo News

WSJ.com founding editor joins Yahoo News (EditorsWeblog.org). More signs of the apocalypse? This disclaimer in Yahoo's release was interesting:
"According to Craig Forman, the VP and GM of media and information, Yahoo News will not move into original content, and its core strength remains in aggregation...despite the hiring of Neil Budde."

Why hire an editor if your aggregation algorithm does all the work? Could the answer be that editors don't edit as much as they used to ... if they ever did ... ? Budde was actually more of a publisher, which is a different thing entirely.

There was a session at the Online News Association last weekend on automation, by the way.


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