Slate editor: ‘Our readers are super-duper high quality’
“If you look at our comments section, we’re basically troll-free,” David Plotz tells Simon Dumenco. “They’re not there to just say stupid crap, they’re there because they feel part of this intellectual community and they feel communion with our writers.” || The Slate editor on a guest lecture he recently gave at Loyola University in Baltimore:

A lot of the kids I was speaking to were communications and PR majors who, I think, are not deeply concerned about the issues that I’m concerned about. But for the kids who are going into journalism, what I was trying to outline was: Here’s the shape of the media landscape you’re going into, which is heavily dominated by new jobs that require a lot of speed and a lot of quasi-journalistic skills that are high-adrenaline, and they can be really fun jobs, but they’re missing certain things.

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  • Anonymous

    Balderdash! Any site editor would make the same claim. The fact that comments are heavily moderated doesn’t prove diddly.