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Dan Lyons named new Valleywag editor

November 20, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Dan LyonsDan Lyons, the former Forbes tech reporter best known for his fake Steve Jobs blog, has been hired to be the next editor in chief of tech news site Valleywag, reports Peter Kafka of Re/code.

Here is an excerpt of an interview Kafka did with Lyons:

So what’s your plan for Valleywag?

I think, at least for now, it’s going to be a two-person blog [with writer Kevin Montgomery]. I feel like Valleywag has been different things with different writers over the years. Up and down. I think it’s at their best when they get a legitimate scoop, like when someone leaks them documents. I feel like we could do more of that, breaking stories.

You’re in Boston, and you’re going to be covering Silicon Valley. So you’re going to hear that you can’t possibly do that from the other side of the country.

I think that’s legitimate. But I feel like the risk of being in the Valley is you get co-opted by the people there, and it’s hard to be critical, because you like the people. And I’ll be out there every couple weeks.

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