Gawker Media’s Denton: Magazine and Newspaper Reporters “Don’t Adjust Well to Working Online”

By Joe Ciarallo Comment


Earlier this week we asked the question, “Do Former Journalists Make Good PR Pros?” which generated a healthy debate in the comments section of that post.

At least one media company owner believes “traditional media” journalists don’t make for good online reporters. At I Want Media’s The Future of Media: 2009 panel yesterday, Gawker Media’s Nick Denton told attendees:

“It’s very, very tempting right now to say, ‘Ok, let’s go out and let’s hire 50 of the best people from newspapers and magazines…” but went on to say, “they don’t adjust well to working online.”

FishbowlNY’s Amanda Earnst attended the panel, which also featured former Star magazine editor Bonnie Fuller, The Wall Street Journal‘s deputy managing editor Alan Murray, founder Craig Newmark and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Read her take here.