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 a young reporter, I found CNET a great place to be. I learned so much just by listening over the cubicle walls in our modest newsroom on Battery Street in San Francisco. I was surrounded by talented reporters, chasing scoops and breaking down jargon and industry spin into stories that helped educate and inform.
“I joined at the peak of the dot-com boom, when stocks would soar on mere mention of a new Web site or e-commerce initiative. And my colleagues and I covered the ensuing bust as thecame crashing back to Earth.”
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