New York Times Appoints a Futurist-in-Residence (A Sure Sign the Future is Now Pass&eacute)

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From Editor & Publisher: New York Times “apparently seeking to boost its image as a forward-looking paper [sic],” has appointed its first ever “futurist-in-residence.” The position will rotate yearly like the public editor job. First up is Michael Rogers, a former Washington Post Company executive and Newsweek.com general manager credited with being ahead of the curve on web innovations. His role is to “expand the paper’s push toward more Web and other interactive operations” (which, admittedly, are already kick-ass.)

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