Wall Street Journal technology editor Jonathan Krim sent out the following staff hire announcement on Wednesday:
We are thrilled to announce that long-time technology writer Farhad Manjoo is joining the Wall Street Journal as a columnist writing about tech companies, people, issues, products and trends.
Manjoo, who currently writes for Slate and Fast Company magazine, is a leading and influential Silicon Valley voice, read widely across multiple platforms. His hiring is another key piece in our global tech expansion. He will write twice a week, at least one of which will appear in print.
Manjoo has been covering the tech industry and tech culture since the peak of the last dot-com boom. At Slate, he has chronicled the rise of mobile devices, Facebook’s ascendancy, Google’s rebirth under Larry Page, Apple’s transition under Tim Cook, and Amazon’s ever-soaring ambitions.
He is adapting his 2012 Fast Company cover story on Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook into a book for Simon & Schuster. Manjoo’s previous book, True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society, was published in 2008.
Prior to Slate, Manjoo covered the tech industry for Salon and Wired, and his work has also been featured in the New York Times, Pando Daily, and National Public Radio.
Manjoo attended Cornell University, where he edited his college newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun. Manjoo was born in South Africa, raised in Southern California, and now lives in Palo Alto with his wife and two young children.
You can follow Farhad @fmanjoo. He’ll start on Sept. 23. Please join us in welcoming him.