How the Washington Post is expanding its tech coverage
Chris Griffith of The Australian writes about why the Washington Post is expanding its tech news coverage.
Griffith writes, “Cho said the idea of expanding the Post’s tech coverage ‘was so obvious that it had occurred to multiple people at the same time.’
“There were three parts to the expansion. ‘One is to really cover the biggest companies and the most influential and biggest debates that are going on about privacy and free speech. These companies are gigantic: Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, on and on. Uber is going to have one of the biggest IPOs in US history pretty soon.’ Responsibilities within that will be divided up.
“‘We’ll have someone tackling consumer electronics and Apple and Samsung … and someone tackling artificial intelligence, and Google and Microsoft and Amazon.’ Another reporter would cover future transportation, and another the Seattle tech quarter, which includes Microsoft, Amazon, Google, which has a presence there, and cloud computing.
“The second part involved the impact of technology in society. ‘Those are roles such as tech culture and tech in our lives. We want to produce idea-driven consumer technology stories.’ Cho said old-style reviews of gadgets centered around features and specs were ‘boring.”
Read more here. The third part is video.