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The Verge executive editor Bohn is leaving for Google

March 4, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Dieter Bohn

Dieter Bohn, the executive editor at tech news site The Verge, is leaving the site after more than 10 years and joining Google.

Bohn writes, “One of the great joys of my 20 years in media has been in engaging with our readers, viewers, and fans. The Verge has always had a faith in our audience to be smart and to take even esoteric bits of technology seriously. That faith has been richly rewarded because our audience is smarter and cares even more than I could have guessed.

“I’ve personally been lucky in that, instead of being on the receiving end of a merely parasocial relationship, I feel I’ve been able to have an actual relationship with so many of our readers, listeners, and viewers. You’ve let me take risks, crack jokes, and have taught me so much (and abided my puns, for which I am sorry / grateful).

“All the nouns I’ve got to work with here — readers, listeners, viewers, fans, audience — are too passive. You’ve made it feel like I’m talking with kindred spirits, and I thank you for it. Please feel free to say hey anytime because it’s wonderful to hang with a kindred spirit.”

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