July 27, 2005
A NEGATIVE REVIEW for the Kinsley experiment at the Los Angeles Times. I think Jeff Jarvis would have been a better choice. Kinsley’s a very smart guy, but although he tried to embrace the Web, he didn’t understand it well enough to make things work. That’s funny, since he was a very successful editor at Slate, which is, of course, a web publication. But Slate was always modeled on The New Republic, really. It was never an effort to embrace the Web except in terms of distribution.