Engadget editor, ME leave tech news site
Kara Swisher of All Things Digital is reporting that Engadget editor Josh Topolsky and managing editor Nilay Patel are leaving the tech news site owned by AOL.
Swisher writes, “Sources said the departures have been a long time in coming, related to a range of ongoing issues the veteran editors have had working for the large New York-based Internet company. Sources said it was not precipitated by AOL’s recent $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post.
“In fact, AOL’s new content head Arianna Huffington had tried hard to persuade Topolsky to stay on, but that ‘he had already mentally made up his mind to go.’
“This has been a regular occurrence at the site, including two top Engadget editors – Paul Miller and Ross Miller, who are not related – who departed the tech site in recent months. Both stated publicly that they did not like the editorial direction AOL was going in, especially a controversial content strategy document titled ‘The AOL Way.'”
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