Former Protocol editor purchases its email list

A former editor of Politico’s now-defunct tech site, Protocol, has bought a chunk of the company’s email list and is launching an independent, ad-supported news site with it, reports Laura Hazard Owen of Nieman Lab. Owen writes, “Its enterprise editor, Tom Krazit — who, all the disclosures, was my editor at Gigaom until 2015 when that site abruptly shut down, and who has been covering the […]

Salazar joins AP to build newsletters, emerging platforms

The Associated Press has hired Sydney Salazar as a product manager to build newsletters and other emerging platforms. Her tweet reads, “This is a dream job where I’ll get to work on an amazing digital product team expanding the reach of the AP’s world renowned journalists!” Salazar was at Protocol, where she was a marketing […]

McAllister joins the WSJ as a rankings reporter

The Wall Street Journal has hired Kevin McAllister as a rankings reporter. Recently, he was a research editor at Protocol, where he also served as an associate editor. Previously, McAllister worked at the Journal from May 2017 to November 2019 as a video audience development associate and rankings data reporter. He also worked with WSJ’s […]

Daily Upside hires Protocol’s Rubio as senior reporter

The Daily Upside has hired Nat Rubio as a senior reporter and lead writer for its newly acquired newsletter Patent Drop, where they will write about technology and innovation. They begin Jan. 16. Rubio was a news writer at Protocol, where they covered technology and policy and helped write Source Code, Protocol’s flagship newsletter. They […]

SF Examiner hires Pimentel as senior tech reporter

The San Francisco Examiner has hired Ben Pimentel as a senior technology reporter. He will start Dec. 19. Pimentel has spent the last two years at Protocol, the tech news site started by Politico that is shutting. “I will be covering pretty much everything I reported on for Protocol — crypto, fintech, blockchain — and the broader […]

Protocol revenue was declining in 2022, below projections

Protocol, the tech news website that is closing, generated $4.8 million in 2022, down from $5.4 million in 2021, according to Sara Fischer of Axios. Fischer reports, “The company had initially forecast over $13 million in revenue for this year. It made $2.1 million in 2020, the year it launched. “Why it matters: The decision to shutter Protocol last […]

Protocol’s leaders explain its closing

Protocol president Bennett Richardson and executive editor Jamie Condliffe write about closing the tech news site after more than two years of publishing. Richardson and Condliffe write, “As of today, we will not publish any more stories. All of our newsletters, apart from our flagship, Source Code, will no longer be sent. Source Code will be published and sent […]

Tech news site Protocol is closing after two-plus years

Protocol, the technology news website launched by former Politico owner and publisher Robert Allbritton in early 2020, will shutter later this week and lay off dozens of staffers, reports Oliver Darcy at CNN. Darcy reports, “Staffers were told at an all-hands meeting Tuesday that the news organization will cease publishing on its website Thursday. The outlet’s […]

Roach departing Protocol for a new opportunity

Protocol reporter and producer Sarah Roach is departing for a new opportunity. She has been at the technology news site since July 2021. Roach is a graduate of George Washington University, where she was editor in chief of the daily newspaper.  

McGarry joins Wirecutter as a senior editor

Wirecutter has tapped Caitlin McGarry to serve as a senior editor. Recently, McGarry was a news editor at Protocol. She was a consumer technology editor and senior consumer technology editor at Gizmodo. She was a senior writer for Tom’s Guide at Future. She reported for PCWorld, edited for TechHive and wrote for Macworld at IDG […]