Senior editor Fitts leaves Wired
Alexis Sobel Fitts, a senior editor at Wired, has left the publication.
Fitts was a previously an editor at Wired media group’s Backchannel. She has also been a contributing editor at Columbia Journalism Review. Before that, she manned The Observatory, CJR’s blog providing commentary and explanatory reporting on the science, medical, environmental and technology press.
Her work has appeared in Aeon, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, Wired, Popular Mechanics, OnEarth, Salon and other publications. Primarily, she writes deeply reported pieces about science, psychology, and the natural world. She has also been known to write about feminism, the inner workings of the media, crime and deviance, social justice, books, art, and cake.
Fitts studied science journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism as a Robert Woods Johnson Foundation fellow. She also studied English at Yale University.
I edited an incredible array of features (the tech world really is just a hodgepodge of wild people, stories, and ideas) and wrote a few myself. I ran Wired’s Ideas section and got to edit columns from amazing journalists, like @marynmck and @jessiwrites.
— Alexis Sobel Fitts (@fittsofalexis) January 11, 2019