Friday, June 29, 2007

Q&A with NYT's Digital News Editor

Jim Rogers, editor of digital news, has been answering reader questions this week. Check it out.
"The other example we have faced since the dawn of the digital era is the need to pursue and present news on around the clock, while at the same time maintaining the standards and depth that the paper has been known for throughout its century-and-a-half existence. We are still learning the best way to do that and in the next few days, I'll try to point to some examples where we have succeeded."

Including a question (kinda far into it) about moderating reader comments:
"The first thing that readers should know is that unlike some other news sites, we review every single comment that readers send in. We have considered trying software that filters profanity or doing what other sites do and allowing readers to flag objectionable comments. But so far we have not found anything that substitutes for having trained editors or news assistants read each one to make sure it is suitable for publication."

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