BuzzFeed hires Baker-White as senior tech reporter

Emily Baker-White has joined BuzzFeed News as a senior technology reporter in San Francisco. Previously, she was a senior policy manager at Spotify. She also worked at Facebook as a product policy associate manager, providing guidance to product teams working to balance issues of free expression, safety, and integrity of information. She also helped assess the […]

Rest of World seeks a managing editor

Rest of World is a new international journalism publication that’s focused on exploring the impact of technology beyond the Western bubble. Our goal is to surface and showcase the often surprising and unintended effects of tech in places that get little attention from mainstream news outlets. Since launching last year, Rest of World has published […]

Morning Consult seeks a tech policy reporter

Morning Consult is hiring a reporter for the Morning Consult Tech vertical, which covers the tech industry and related policy. We’re looking for an energetic and entrepreneurial candidate who has a deep understanding of the tech industry and will be able to discover and synthesize information and data to inform our audience’s business strategy. We’re […]

Insider hires Persaud as startups/VC editor

Insider has hired Vishal Persaud as an editor overseeing startups and venture capital coverage. His first day is Monday. “I’m really thrilled to be working with all of the talented reporters and editors there,” he wrote on Twitter. Persaud has been editor of venture capital and technology at Pitchbook Data for the past year. From December 2015 […]

BuzzFeed wins Polk for business journalism, NY Times wins financial

BuzzFeed News reporters Ryan Mac and Craig Silverman have won the George Polk Award in business journalism for a series demonstrating how Facebook exposes the public to disinformation, fraud and violence. They found the $800 billion social media giant was slow to remove extremist content, fired a whistleblower who determined it favored right-wing publishers and […]

The Plug hires Melton of Forbes as managing editor

Monica Melton, who covered innovation at Forbes, has been hired as managing editor of The Plug. The Plug covers Black tech news. “She’ll shape our voice, expand our reach, and build a stellar team across the platform,” wrote The Plug founder Sherrell Dorsey on Twitter. Melton has been at Forbes since January 2019, covering innovation, technology, and […]

The Information hires Matican as a reporter

Ross Matican has been hired as a reporter at tech news site The Information. He started Monday and is covering tech and markets. Matican was previously a reporting intern for The Information in San Francisco. He recently graduated from Carleton College and has served two terms as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper The Carletonian. He has […]

Covering the tech boom at CNET, and learning about tech coverage

Ina Fried, a technology correspondent at Axios, writes about the decade she spent at CNET, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Fried writes, “But when we ventured outside our tech home turf, people often hadn’t heard of CNET. Some thought we were calling from CNN, a notion we didn’t always immediately dispossess them of. “As […]

Fruhlinger to depart Thinknum for new job

Joshua Fruhlinger, the publisher at Thinknum Media, is leaving at the end of the week for a new job. Thinknum is a data-focused media outlet. “I’ve been given an exciting opportunity in content strategy, a practice I’ve bounced in and out of since 2004 (before my days even at Engadget),” he said in a message. […]