I’ve spoken with eight or 10 former top editors in the course of the last few months, some retired and others working in new jobs in media. From each I heard a version of the same regrets: looking back, they wished they’d pushed harder, focused more on the world outside newsrooms and responded more boldly to the opportunities and challenges of digital shift.
Melanie Sill, former editor of The Sacramento Bee
“Discussing whether news organizations should or shouldn’t innovate is silly and pointless. Of course they do. Every industry does. The conversation needs to be about making smart choices and maintaining standards, and how to do that in a challenging business and technological environment.”
Related: The Washington Post’s Raju Narisetti says, “I actually wish it were true that we have too much innovation“
Josh Hatch, online content manager of The Sunlight Foundation's Sunlight Live