At Mashable, Jim Roberts Plans on ‘Mobilizing the Audience to Report Out the Subject’

By: Beth Monaghan | inkhouse.net

Over the past few years, Jim Roberts’ (@nycjim) voice is one I have relied upon during all types of news cycles. His ability to curate the most trustworthy sources for the most important stories has been invaluable for news as varied as the Facebook IPO, Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon Bombings.

I started following Jim when he was assistant managing editor at The New York Times and then became executive editor of Reuters Digital. Now he joins Mashable as executive editor and chief content officer (read his open letter for more details). He was generous enough to give me some time to ask him about the shape of today’s media landscape and his plans for Mashable. I’ve summarized the highlights of our discussion below.

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