How Wired has increased subscribers since it launched a paywall

Kayleigh Barber of Folio writes about how Wired magazine has boosted its subscribers since it launched a paywall a year ago. Barber writes, “And while that fact didn’t directly influence the decisions going into building the paywall, one difference was that Wired’s included the subscriber benefit of getting an ad-free digital experience, which is something that the […]

Wired hires Oberhaus as a staff writer

Daniel Oberhaus, a news editor at Motherboard, has been hired as a staff writer at Wired magazine. He starts on Monday. He had also worked at Motherboard as a staff writer for a year. Oberhaus will cover new space, machine learning, the future of energy and open source development. He is the author of “Extraterrestrial […]

Wired, Bloomberg Businessweek named Ellie finalists

Wired and Bloomberg Businessweek were the only two business-related magazines to receive nominations for the annual American Society of Magazine Editors awards, commonly known as the Ellies. Wired was named a finalist in the general excellence category, which honors publications covering politics, business, science and technology as well as society and culture. It was also […]

Wired is launching a Middle East edition

Condé Nast International and Nervora, the Dubai-based publisher of Vogue Arabia, announced that they will launch a Middle East edition of Wired. Khaoula Ghanem of Vogue Arabia writes, “Wired Middle East will debut first as a dual-language website in Arabic and English in spring, following in the footsteps of Vogue Arabia, which launched digital first […]

Digital producer Belanger leaves Wired as part of layoffs

Digital producer Lydia Belanger was among those laid off at Wired magazine late last week. Senior writer Brian Raftery and senior editor Alexis Sobel Fitts were also laid off from Wired. This was Belanger’s second stint at Wired. She previously worked there as a researcher. She has also worked at Entrepreneur magazine as a reporter and […]

Senior writer Raftery leaves Wired

Brian Raftery, a senior writer at Wired, has left the news organization. His last day was last week. He had been at Wired since December 2015 and was a contributing editor for six years before that. Raftery was previously managing editor for Yahoo Movies and an associate editor at GQ. He was also a correspondent […]

Senior editor Fitts leaves Wired

Alexis Sobel Fitts, a senior editor at Wired, has left the publication. Fitts was a previously an editor at Wired media group’s Backchannel. She has also been a contributing editor at Columbia Journalism Review. Before that, she manned  The Observatory, CJR’s blog providing commentary and explanatory reporting on the science, medical, environmental and technology press. […]

LinkedIn hires Wired’s Hempel as senior editor at large

LinkedIn has hired Wired senior editor Jessi Hempel as a senior editor at large. On LinkedIn, Hempel writes that she will continue to “explore the set of ideas that has driven my reporting for the past 15 years — the way technology is upending our lives and shifting the way we live and work.” She […]

Wired hires five new staffers, including two senior editors

Wired editor in chief Nicholas Thompson announced Wednesday the hiring of several new staff members, including a new site director, social media director, and two senior editors. Wired’s new site director is Scott Rosenfield. He joins from Outside, where he worked since 2014, most recently as digital general manager. At Outside, Rosenfield launched the site’s […]

Wired has launched a streaming channel

Wired has launched its first streaming channel to reach people who are spending more time in over-the-top video environments, reports Sahil Patel of Digiday. Patel writes, “Launched on July 1, Wired’s streaming channel is available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV. The service will also launch on Roku in the next week, the publisher […]