David Remnick sat down with the Big Think, whose unseen interviewer tried to stir things up by asking about his predecessor Tina Brown’s Web site, The Daily Beast, and whether he’s worried about the fact that it pulls twice the traffic of The New Yorker‘s site.
“Not at all,” Mr. Remnick. “I have a lot of respect for Tina and I reject any notion that Tina was completely out of the mainstream of what The New Yorker wanted to do. I think she brought a lot to it.”
“Any Web site that’s built around news and what’s going on now and five minutes later and aggregating and churning what’s going on in the moment is inevitably going to get a higher traffic.”