Few top newspaper editors are from digital backgrounds supposedly since few have newsroom management experience | Poynter

Jim Brady of Digital First Media

In a brief e-mail exchange, Jim Brady, editor-in-chief for Digital First Media and current Online News Association president, … volunteered an explanation of why there are not more: “It’s more than being slow. It remains hard to find people who understand digital and who have run newsrooms.”

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Or could it be because the traditional newspaper newsroom culture and the career prospects at newspapers do not attract them?