Wired hires Kelly for politics team

Wired has hired Makena Kelly as a senior writer for its new politics team. She will start on Nov. 27. Kelly joins from The Verge, where she was a politics reporter, covering ground-breaking investigative news at the intersection of tech, politics, and business. Before The Verge, Kelly interned at the Lincoln Journal Star in Nebraska. […]

The Verge reporter Chin departs

Tech reporter Monica Chin has left The Verge, where she was covering laptops. She had been at the website for nearly four years. Chin was previously at Business Insider where she was senior technology reporter. Before joining Business Insider, Chin was a staff writer for Tom’s Guide. She also served as a tech editorial fellow at […]

How The Verge is getting loyal users with its redesign

Mark Stenberg of Adweek writes about how a redesign of tech news site The Verge is helping it convert readers into loyal users. Stenberg writes, “From January to September, The Verge saw its readership increase 15%, according to Patel. In the same timeframe, its loyal user base, which it defines as a reader who visits the […]

The Verge hires David to cover artificial intelligence

The Verge has hired tech reporter Emilia David to cover artificial intelligence. She has been at Insider covering venture capital since April 2022. Before reporting at Venture Capital Journal, where she worked for a year, David was weekend editor at Cointelegraph and a reporter for Waters Technology. She also worked as a reporter for American Metals […]

The Verge promotes Peters to news editor

Jay Peters is now a news editor at The Verge. Recently, he was a news writer covering technology and gaming news. Peters joined The Verge in August 2019. Before that, he was an editor at Techmeme. He also served as a senior account executive at public relations agency WE Communications. Peters has a B.A. from […]

Robertson named senior editor for tech and policy at The Verge

Adi Robertson will be taking on a new role at The Verge as its senior editor for tech and policy. Her tweet reads: “Some personal news: After 11 years writing for The Verge, I’m taking a job as its senior editor for tech & policy. Trying to think of a joke to end this with, […]

Verge and STAT among ASME finalists

Tech news site The Verge and health care site STAT News are among the finalists in the annual American Society of Magazine Editors annual National Magazine Awards. The Verge is a finalist in the general excellence, news, sports and entertainment category while STAT is a finalist in the general excellence special interest category. The Economist […]

Parent of tech sites The Verge and Recode gets investment

Vox Media, the parent of tech news sites The Verge and Recode, has received a $100 million investment from Penske Media, reports Benjamin Mullin and Katherine Rosman of The New York Times. Mullin and Rosman report, “In addition to raising funds, Vox Media has met with other media companies to discuss potential acquisitions or sales of some of […]

The Verge debuts new tech newsletter led by Heath

The following excerpt was sent out: The Verge today announced a new weekly paid newsletter, “Command Line,” covering the product and business strategies of the most consequential tech companies, and the people driving them. Led by deputy editor Alex Heath, subscribers will get agenda-setting scoops, exclusive interviews with industry leaders, and expert-informed analysis on the tech news […]

MIT Technology Review hires Griggs as science editor

Mary Beth Griggs will join MIT Technology Review as a science editor. Recently, she was at The Verge, where she held the same post. Before that, Griggs was at Popular Science, where she worked as an assistant editor and associate editor. She also contributed to Popular Science’s website, covering stories related to natural disasters, science, […]