Pegoraro: Back writing for the business section
Tech journalist Rob Pegoraro writes about making the switch from Yahoo Tech to Yahoo Finance.
Pegoraro writes, “A month into writing for Yahoo Finance, I’m covering most of the same topics and at about the same frequency–with my word count slightly padded by the stock-quote links that are part of the house style at Finance. But a few things have changed at the margins.
“With my editors based in New York instead of San Francisco, I can no longer kid myself that at 5 p.m. I’ve got another two hours to finish a story. (Weirdly but appropriately for somebody with my newsprint-stained career, both the NYC and S.F. offices are in buildings once occupied by newspapers.) For the same reason, I’m more likely to see my editors in person – Yahoo’s space in the New York Times’ magnificent old building is only a 15-minute walk from Penn Station.
“Finance has also been doing a lot of work with live video, so you may see me in one of those streams the next time I’m in Manhattan – for instance, when I head up for CE Week at the end of the month.
“The distributed-workplace banter has moved from HipChat to Slack, which rates as an upgrade overall. Slack doesn’t clutter my inbox with notification e-mails, and it’s also the Wirecutter’s chat system of choice. It looks like my phone will lose an app, while my MacBook has already gained one–it’s easier to switch between different teams in Slack’s OS X app.”
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