Hirschorn: The Economist Benefited From Being Semi Competent About the Web

imageNevermind the irony that a monthly piece in The Atlantic tries to explain the continued rise of The Economist (and by that token, also rest of the media’s continued dissection of why that’s happening). Michael Hirschorn writes an essay explaining why the British magazine is thriving while Time and Newsweek are in the inexorable state of decline despite their frenzied efforts. This quote explains it well [I have transposed some lines for clarity]: “By repositioning themselves as repositories of commentary and long-form reporting–much like this magazine, it