The Information to launch opinion section, hires Delaney
Tech news site The Information plans to launch an opinion section next month and has hired former Quartz editor in chief Kevin Delaney as a senior editor, reports Kerry Flynn of CNN Business.
Flynn reports, “Jessica Lessin, founder and EIC of The Information, told me her site will launch an Opinion section in January: ‘If you look at Opinion across the media landscape right now, I think it’s just become so predictable, so ideologically driven, and frankly, just a little boring… Our goal, in a nutshell, is to inform, rather than to troll.’ Lessin said The Information plans to feature the work of ‘smart industry experts who are really in the trenches.’ The site has already soft-launched the section, featuring columns by Block Party founder Tracy Chou on the ‘co-founder mantra’ and former Facebook data scientist Roddy Lindsay on social media regulation. Future contributors include Joanna Coles, Dick Costolo, Nadia Eghbal, Arlan Hamilton and Brian Pitz…”
“Flynn adds: ‘Kevin Delaney, the cofounder and former co-CEO of Quartz, has been working with Lessin to launch the section since October. Delaney, who now serves as a senior editor at The Information, said, ‘What makes a great Opinion section is it informs and surprises you… There’s an opportunity to build on a community and a discussion that already exists among The Information’s readership…'”
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