Carr’s print report on the Allen & Company conference is here.
The Times’ deployment of their best writer to interesting places and asking him to write for both the web and the paper paper is one of the better adaptations of old media to the new forms. Like Macleans’ dispataching Mark Steyn to the trial of Conrad Black, the rise of the roving reporter/blogger with a keen sense of the absurd is a very good thing for readers. Look for more editors to tap their best scribblers on the shoulder, present him or her with a ticket to somewhere unexpected and say, “1,500 words a day, on anything, anything at all. Throw in a restaurant review please.”