In an interview with Forbes, Washington Post CIO Shailesh Prakash discusses his role, Arc Publishing’s growth, the importance of excelling in design and technology, and collaboration with the big tech companies. Read the full Q&A here.
Here are a few excerpts from the interview:
Of course, we need to be fantastic in our journalism, but we additionally need to be top notch in our design and technology. This mindset helps with the budget, it helps with the hiring, and it helps with the culture of the company.
I have aspirations that we will expand into other brands, whether they are a commercial brand or not. Nowadays, nearly every large brand is a publisher, and they have a variety of publishing needs.
Our relationships with Google, Apple, and Facebook are built on the sheer fact that we do not consider those companies as bad for us. We believe that if done right, partnering is beneficial for both of us and our readers, advertisers, and subscribers.
The interview is also available as a podcast here.