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New editor named for CNET News

February 19, 2008

Posted by Chris Roush

Dan Farber has been named editor-in-chief of CNET News.com, according to a release Tuesday afternoon.

CNET also announced that Jai Singh, senior vice president and editor-in-chief of CNET.com, will be leaving the organization March 10.

Dan FarberFarber has more than than 20 years of experience as an editor and journalist, primarily covering technology adn new media. As editor-in-chief, Farber will lead CNET News.com in its award-winning coverage of the technology industry.

“CNET News.com has a tradition of great journalism and pioneering new media. I’m looking forward to working with the CNET News.com team,” said Farber in a statement.

Previously, Farber was vice president of editorial at ZDNet, where he built ZDNet into one of the biggest voices in business technology. Farber also co-developed the ZDNet Blog Network, with more than 30 bloggers including some of the most authoritative and well-respected voices in the IT community. He joined ZDNet in 1996, and led the development of ZDNet’s worldwide network of more than 70 technology-focused sites. Prior to joining ZDNet, Farber served as vice president and editor-in-chief at Ziff-Davis’ flagship computing news publications, PC Week and MacWeek. He was also a founding editor at MacWorld and part of the editorial staffs of PC World and PC Magazine.

“I am thrilled to have Dan as the editorial voice of CNET News.com,” said Joe Gillespie, executive vice president of CNET, in a statement. “Under Dan’s leadership, ZDNet became a place where today’s hottest issues around business technology are reported and debated, and I know he’ll bring that same energy to CNET News.com and it will continue to be the place people come to learn about and discuss a world gone digital.”

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