Quartz and Gizmodo to launch French, German editions

Business news site Quartz and tech news site Gizmodo, both owned by G/O Media, plan to launch French and German editions by the end of March. In 2023, G/O Media rolled out French, German and Spanish versions of Kotaku, a gaming news site, as well as Spanish versions of sports news site Deadspin and auto news site […]

Carroll takes on Gizmodo in addition to Jalopnik

Rory Carroll has been named group editor overseeing two websites — tech site Gizmodo and auto site Jalopnik. Carroll will report to Jim Spanfeller, CEO of G/O Media, and will work with Gizmodo deputy editor Rose Pastore in his new capacity. “Gizmodo is an amazing, storied brand that I’m proud to lead,” said Carroll in […]

Gizmodo tech reporter Hurler departing

Kevin Hurler, a tech reporter at Gizmodo, is leaving the publication for a new opportunity. In addition, he had been host and producer of the long-form weekly video series for Gizmodo titled “Techmodo.” Hurler previously was an editor at Wiley. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and a master’s degree […]

Gizmodo EIC Ackerman leaving for new editor in chief role

Gizmodo editor in chief Dan Ackerman is leaving the tech news site to become editor in chief of another tech publication later this year. He had become Gizmodo editor in chief in June. “The Gizmodo team is amazing, and it’s been a privilege to work with them,” wrote Ackerman on LinkedIn. “I’m especially proud of our work […]

Guardian hires Montgomery to be US tech editor

The Guardian has hired Blake Montgomery to be its U.S. tech editor. He has been at Gizmodo as technology news editor. Before Gizmodo, he was a breaking news editor/reporter at The Daily Beast. Before that, he served as a Silicon Valley reporter. He has also worked freelance and was a technology reporter and then breaking news reporter […]

Gizmodo EIC Ackerman sues Apple, Tetris

Dan Ackerman, editor in chief of the tech-news site Gizmodo, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court on Monday accusing Apple, the Tetris Co., and others of adapting his book about the landmark video game “Tetris” into a feature film without his permission. Blake Brittain of Reuters writes, “Ackerman said he sent his book ‘The Tetris Effect’ […]

Gizmodo’s Liszewski departing after nearly 12 years

Andrew Liszewski, a senior staff writer at tech news site Gizmodo, is leaving after nearly 12 years. He joined the news site in October 2011 after working as a senior editor for OhGizmo! Liszewski also worked as a product specialist for eyeon Software and as a photographer and graphic design assistant for Hatley. He holds […]

Gizmodo breaking news reporter Leffer departs

Lauren Leffer, a breaking news reporter at Gizmodo, has left. In this role, she covered tech, science, and the environment. She also pitched, reported and wrote in depth environmental coverage. Her tweet reads: “Despite a…challenging environment, there are really wonderful people there doing really great work and I will miss many of them. Next stuff […]

How an AI-generated story caused an uproar at Gizmodo

Pranshu Varma of The Washington Post writes about how a story written by artificial intelligence about Star Wars movies caused an uproar at tech site Gizmodo. Varma writes, “Lauren Leffer, a Gizmodo reporter and member of the Writers Guild of America, East union, said this is a ‘very transparent’ effort by G/O Media to get more […]

Serrano swaps Gizmodo for The Messenger

Jody Serrano has joined The Messenger as a reporter covering online communities and social media. Recently, she was an online communities and internet reporter at Gizmodo, where she joined in 2017 as a weekend editor. Serrano began her career in Texas, where she also worked for the Austin American-Statesman and The Texas Tribune. She was […]