Jim Roberts on Why He Joined Mashable

At the top of Jim Roberts’ big mashable.com announcement, the recent Reuters digital recruit writes:

To some it might seem a bit of a departure. You might imagine a headline like: “Longtime New York Times and Reuters veteran forsakes legacy media for digital upstart.”

Perhaps, but only from an old-guard union employee manning a chugging printing press. For the rest of us, the more accurate headline is something like, “Jim Roberts Rises from the Ashes of Next to Join One of Next Big Things.” Mashable is already big, of course, but Roberts writes that he sees tremendous growth potential, especially in the area of video journalism.
Roberts joins editor-in-chief Lance Ulanoff and a Web braintrust that includes Adam Ostrow, Mike Kriak, Stacy Martinet, Robyn Peterson and Seth Rogin. We agree with Lynn Pounian, the first commenter below the Mashable announcement. It’s a brilliant hire.
Read Roberts’ full post here.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Dan Colarusso Succeeds Jim Roberts as Executive Editor of Reuters Digital
Jim Roberts Departs Reuters

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