I (and some of my colleagues) have been pondering a question lately, and I’d like to hear your opinion on it.
The question? Why is it that print editors are so often seen as having the expertise to oversee a magazine website, whereas web editors aren’t seen as able to oversee (or, often, even contribute to) print?
After all, many web editors have print experience – if not as creators, then certainly consumers. And definitely more print experience than web, perhaps unless they’re very young. I, for instance, have been a voracious reader of print magazines for 20 years or so – and the internet’s only been around for about 15.
What do you think is the reason behind this? Am I wrong? Do you see the situation changing?