Former NYT website design director has no time for general-interest news

The Atlantic

Although the Times implemented its paywall while Khoi Vinh was there, he's never subscribed to the paper and reads it infrequently, writes Betsy Morais. "After he quit his job there, he had a 'holy-moly moment' when he realized he didn't need to read it anymore. He never buys the paper. His diet of start-up blogs and industry sites left little room for general news-reading." Vinh tells Morais that his side projects — one of them is Mixel, an iPad app that enables people to create collages — piqued his interest in ways that his day jobs didn't.

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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