Protocol hires for more tech journalists
Protocol, a new tech news site backed by the publisher of Politico, has hired for more tech journalists. It is expected to launch in early 2020.
The new hires are:
- Biz Carson joins Protocol from Forbes, where she was a San Francisco-based staff writer and co-editor of Forbes Next Billion-Dollar Startups list. Based in Protocol’s San Francisco office, Carson will report on Silicon Valley with a focus on startups and venture capital. She previously worked for Business Insider, Gigaom and Wired.
- Lauren Hepler will cover Silicon Valley through the prism of the people who work there and the people who are most directly affected by what happens there. Hepler has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Slate, and the BBC, and she reported previously for the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
- Mike Murphy will be Protocol’s Transformation Editor, focusing on the industries being rapidly upended by technology, and the companies that are disrupting their incumbents. Previously, Murphy was technology editor at Quartz, where he frequently wrote on robotics, artificial intelligence and consumer electronics.
- Janko Roettgers will report on the shifting power dynamics between tech, media and entertainment, including the impact of new technologies. Previously, Roettgers was Variety’s first-ever technology writer in San Francisco, where he covered big tech and emerging technologies. He has reported for Gigaom, Frankfurter Rundschau, Berliner Zeitung, and ORF, among others. He has written three books on consumer cord-cutting and online music and co-edited an anthology on internet subcultures.
“We’re thrilled that journalists of the caliber of Biz, Lauren, Janko, and Mike are joining us at Protocol,” said Tim Grieve, Protocol’s executive editor, in a statement. “They’re joining a powerhouse staff – one that already includes journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Reuters, The Information and Gizmodo – and I can’t wait to show the world what this team can do.”