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.
by Jeff Jarvis