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Do we need editors? Mathew Ingram asks, and plenty of folks weigh in

A collection of the interesting replies and discussions that emerged from a journalist asking, "Why do we need editors


  1. Here's the question that kicked everything off.
  2. Right away, replies started to flow in. Here's what some people said about why we need editors, and about correcting errors in public.
  3. Then Mathew gave me a nice compliment.
  4. Which I kind of rejected (nicely!).
  5. My Poynter colleague Andrew Beaujon then had a bit of fun with that.
  6. But back to some more serious stuff. Mathew and Globe and Mail editor Lisan Jutras, who was speaking for herself, had an interesting exchange about reader expectations.