Where to hear more about platform-agnosticism (is there such a thing as platform gnosticism too? I happen to really like this compound phrase of Goldberg’s):
Local movers and shakers dominate our Thursday roundtable. A local commercial real estate interest gets interested in new markets in Russia and the Ukraine. The court battle over development of the Flats neighborhood heats up. Retail magnate Bob Stark promises to move his headquarters downtown as he prepares to launch a major downtown project. And, in the business of the media, we’ll chat with the Plain Dealer’s new Editor-in-Chief. Join Dan, Jay Miller of Crain’s Cleveland Business, Henry Gomez of the Plain Dealer, and from the ideastream economics desk, Tasha Flournoy, Thursday morning at nine on 90.3.
(I’m not on the panel – I think they’re keeping me away on purpose) (that’s a joke – promise) (well, at least, I think it’s a joke – Paul? Dan?) (just KIDDING! – of course it’s a joke) (right?)
- On how she came to Cleveland: “I was initially recruited for this job. … I did not have any intention to leave San Jose, certainly for the next few years. I had always kind of had it in the back of my mind that I would stay through 2009, which would have been my 10th year as a top manager there. … Then maybe I would teach or work in the community at a foundation. … But when I got this call, it just was so intriguing to me, and the opportunity to work at the Cleveland Plain Dealer was so intriguing to me that I had to follow up. And the more I learned, the more I liked.
“… The decision to want to come to Cleveland to take this job at The Plain Dealer is the easy part. The hard part is leaving the wonderful people in San Jose, the people who’ve hung in there, the people who were very loyal to me and who I feel very loyal to. … In the end, I think we all kind of reach a point where we say we’ve got to do something different with our lives.”
- On the future of newspapers: “We’re becoming a 24-hour-a-day, platform-agnostic information industry.”
- On her role as editor: “Well, I’ve never said, ‘I’m an executive, I just oversee what’s going on.’ I am not a gentlewoman journalist. I am much more of a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of journalist. … The more I can be involved in what’s actually in the paper, the happier I am.”
Any echoes of Katharine Graham?
Platform-agnostic…hmm…I do like that term…