Tech journalist creates site to help reporters working on tech stories
A technology journalist has created a website that helps other reporters get answers to questions about technology.
Tech4Reporters was created by John Biggs, who writes for TechCrunch, so that reporters can ask questions about the latest tech news and where technologists – programmers, engineers, designers, and thinkers – can answer in an anonymous or open forum. It is currently free.
“Almost all business journalism is tech journalism now and it’s of vital importance that journalists can get clear answers about the difficult stuff they’re covering,” said Biggs. “Crypto, 3D printing, and cybersecurity are important and hard to grasp. I made a site that tries to help.”
The site currently has more than 270 journalists and nearly 1,000 tech experts signed up. Eighty questions have been published.
Biggs is a writer, consultant, programmer, former East Coast editor and current contributing writer for TechCrunch. He writes mainly about technology, cryptocurrency, security, gadgets, gear, wristwatches, and the internet.