Can J-profs still do the work?

An editor in Australia is pursuing a unique concept for online journalism. He’s hired working journalists as editors but academics as reporters.
Andrew Jaspan said he believes this will bring a ““a fact-based and editorially-independent forum” that will “unlock the
knowledge and expertise of researchers and academics to provide the
public with clarity and insight into society’s biggest problems” and
“give experts a greater voice in shaping scientific, cultural and
intellectual agendas by providing a trusted platform that values and
promotes new thinking and evidence-based research.”