Rob Curley puts out the seasonal call for interns in Las Vegas. Seriously recommended.
I first heard Rob Curley talk about this issue at SND ’08 in Vegas, when they were just starting to A/B test the ugly list of stories to see what it would do for traffic numbers. Take a look at this progress report to find out how the Sun’s homepage strategy has evolved.
It’s all good, but the last two grafs before the closing caveat are money.
The answer to this question is “Yes,” kids. Go to DC, learn, and prosper.
Curley: “When people are being brought in to be — and boy is this a terrible term — a ‘change agent’ then the people already in that organization aren’t typically going to react by saying, ‘Isn’t this great.'”
What Rob Curley’s been working on, spotted in Drew’s delicious tags. The kid is my favorite, of course: “Like, rock and roll music inside of it, and then you throw it on the ground and it explodes, and all the rock and roll pops out…”