Tech journalists leave biz weekly to start new site
The two business journalists who left the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 2008 to start the TechFlash site for the Puget Sound Business Journal have now struck out on their own with the help of investors.
John Cook and Todd Bishop launched Geekwire.com on Monday. The site will cover technology news.
Bishop writes, “We have strong plans for the future of the business — including stuff that will surprise you — and the cool thing is that we’ll be able to try new things quickly, and adjust on the fly. We’ll also be better positioned to apply input from you, as members of the community, about the directions we take. One thing we’ve learned from the companies we cover is the importance of being nimble, and flexible. We’ll be putting those lessons to use.
“This very preliminary version of the GeekWire site is the first example. We built it over the weekend with the help of our partners.
“We hope that you will join the community by sharing opinions, insights, guest columns, news tips and more.
“And finally, a big thank you to the Puget Sound Business Journal, our home for the last two years, where we founded and built TechFlash for American City Business Journals. We’re grateful for that opportunity, and we’ll miss working with the many great people at the newspaper and the company.”
Meanwhile, Emory Thomas, the publisher of the Business Journal, an American City Business Journals paper, writes on TechFlash that it will continue as well.
Thomas writes, “I am already seeking and strategizing about filling their positions with top-notch talent that will help take TechFlash to the next level. In the interim, the whole PSBJ staff, led by reporter Greg Lamm, has agreed to step up to blog on, and edit, the site. We’re lucky to have Greg in the lead TechFlash role – he’s a savvy blogger who regularly manages the Business Journal site and is an award-winning reporter and experienced editor.
“Meantime, I’ll be devoting a great deal of energy to finding and putting in place a new TechFlash editorial leadership team. I welcome all suggestions and applications.”
Read the note from Thomas here.