Another step forward

The Guardian appears to be starting its version of Huffingtonpost, among other big changes that seem to be driving the center of gravity of the organization steadily more online — which, of course, I see as a good thing. Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger said they’re starting a “rolling content blog” with many current commentators from the paper and new ones. I’m not sure exactly what this will mean for open comment; we’ll see. They also shifted a senior editor over to online and elevated Guardian Unlimited Editor Emily Bell to executive editor overseeing “the further convergence of the site and the paper.” My full disclosure is relevant: I met Guardian execs at their mgt mtg last year and will meet with some again at the end of this month and in these encounters, I remain impressed with their determination to make the leap to the future, unlike many in this country, who are still holding for dear life onto the past.