Speeding Ahead

“One year on the Web is like seven years in any other medium,” a newsroom leader named Kevin P. McKenna told Laura Italiano in “Gimme That On-Line Religion,” her 1996 piece for the Columbia Journalism Review about the pope’s journey into cyberspace. It’s a marvelous quote for many reasons, one of which is that McKenna’s job title at the time was “editorial director for the New York Times Electronic Media Company.” It wouldn’t take long for those last three words to become superfluous.

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