If They Write It, Will They Come? – Forbes.com
Lincoln Millstein — head interactive honcho at Hearst, founder of the Boston Globe’s, Boston.com, on getting rid of the ink-stained wretches and doing the old Tom Sawyer move with the readers.
“Hand over their features sections to readers, Millstein said.“You don’t need professional journalists to put out a travel section,’’ he said. “You don’t need professional journalists to put out a food section, in my opinion. I had a hundred journalists reporting to me. I don’t believe that model works, I don’t believe it needs to work. I believe the user is actually better served by having user-generated, high-quality content in all those ‘back of the book’ sections.”
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