OLD Media Moves

Reuters hires Menn from FT

December 20, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

Joseph Menn, a tech writer for The Financial Times since March 2009, has been hired by Reuters, according to an internal company announcement, where he will do investigative stories on the tech beat.

He will start at Reuters on Jan. 17 and remain based in San Francisco.

Jonathan Weber, the West Coast bureau chief for Reuters, said in a message to the staff: “Joe will be working closely with Mike Williams, myself and the rest of the tech and enterprise teams to produce deep-dive stories on a range of issues relating to technology and Silicon Valley. I’ve known and admired Joe and his work for years and I’m thrilled that he’ll be joining us.”

Menn has been covering tech security, digital media and privacy and the computer industry from the FT San Francisco bureau. Before that, he spent a decade with the Los Angeles Times, covering similar topics. HE also spent three years in LA covering the entertainment industry.

He has won several national and state awards for his journalism, including a Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His reporting and writing has been nominated twice for a Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious in business journalism.

He is a co-author of the book “The People vs. Big Tobacco” while he worked for Bloomberg News and the sole author of a book on Napster, which was selected as a book-of-the-year finalist by the trade group Investigative Reporters & Editors.

His most-recent book was “Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet.”

Menn began his professional career at The Charlotte Observer. He grew up in the Boston area and graduated with honors from Harvard College, where he was executive editor of The Harvard Crimson.

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