Traditionally, new editors are appointed to publications when the old one decides they’re leaving or the management think new energy or a different direction is needed. And having studied some sociology a very long time ago, I quickly learnt that great editors put their mark on their magazines or newspapers.
I would like to think my mark has been firmly stamped here on Amateur’s House, but that’s for my readers to decide. What I can say for certain is that Resident Advisor shows little difference after Whitney Wei was appointed editor-in-chief than it did before. Which is hugely disappointing, to say the least.
Resident Advisor, like most of the dance music press, also seem to have newsrooms that operate like it’s still 1995. They’re so hopelessly slow at delivering news – and they simply should not be in this digital age. Hence why I was highly amused when I read this article last night.
I kept thinking that this story sounded familiar – and that’s because it was. You see, I reported the story back on November 15th – two weeks ahead of the job-creating Resident Advisor. They’re an operation with staff and a newsroom, I’m one person with an eye for a good story who mostly blogs from his smartphone.
Yet I’m the one who published the story first. They just keep proving how irrelevant they are, don’t they? The dance music world deserves far better than – with one or two notable exceptions – the current shower supposedly keeping us up to date with developments in the scene…