Here’s another indicator of how much potential publishing on the iPad has. The latest new high-level recruit at Flipboard, the superb and immensely popular iPad news magazine, is leaving Time Inc., the US’s largest publisher, to join them.
Josh Quittner, a 15 year veteran at Time, will be joining Flipboard this summer as their new editorial director. Quittner covered the emerging internet for Time back in the mid 1990s, moved on to their (no longer active) Business 2.0 title, and then to Fortune and has most recently been involved in digital editorial development for Time’s news, sports, and business titles.
The Daily, the first iPad-only newspaper, has a staff of over 100 and many of them also come from a background with leading print titles.
It’s fascinating to see how ‘old media’ is now embracing and even crossing over to new media and to iPad / tablet publishing ventures in particular.