Famed NY Observer Editor To Condé Nast Traveller
Thursday, April 30, 2009
I can’t say that I ever read this magazine (save for my visits to the eye doctor), but I doubt even someone with his credentials is going to liven up this staid publication. (My distaste for the magazine is probably 90% due to the fact that they don’t publish online, frustrating any attempts to blog their stories, the other 10% is due to the fact that it’s hard to come by even one article that appeals to me — “Hide and Chic: Five Islands For Castaways”; “The Hot List 2009: The Definitive Guide To The Hottest New Hotels In The World”).
The oddest part? It was reported by others that “he said his plans post-Observer would include thinking of a new model for journalism.” Hello, no online presence for your magazine? Maybe he will help shake things up a bit. Word to Condé Nast, be careful, there are plenty of great web-only presences (WorldHum, MatadorTrips, GoNomad, BootsnAll, Jaunted, Kathika, Vagabondish) that a few years from now could make you guys obsolete.