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Senior tech reporter Kantrowitz leaving BuzzFeed

May 26, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Alex Kantrowitz

Alex Kantrowitz, a senior technology reporter at BuzzFeed, plans to leave the news organization next month.

Kantrowitz writes, “I owe BuzzFeed everything. Ben Smith, Mat Honan, and John Paczkowski turned me into the reporter I always hoped I’d be. Five years after joining this newsroom, I’ve written a book on the tech giants, won a Mirror Award, and learned how to take massive swings. My colleagues are the most badass group of people on the planet. I’ll be forever grateful.

“Now, I’m running after the bigger opportunity once again. In writing my book, Always Day One, I learned how effective I can be when I follow my curiosity and dig deep into the reporting. The book’s early success has given me the ability to do more of this work, and fueled my desire to pursue it. So now, I’m jumping off the ledge once again. Here’s what you’ll see from me moving forward:

  1. Deep, Bold Reporting The book writing process showed me what happens when you make 25, 50, or 100 calls on a story. You get results. Always Day One has plenty of scoops and new stories. More than that, some of my best work at BuzzFeed emerged during the book reporting process. I’m going to double down and will work on big, impactful stories as a contributor to various publications (stay tuned). I hope to still contribute to BuzzFeed News. If you’re a commissioning editor, or just want to talk, I’d love to speak with you too. My email is alex.kantrowitz@gmail.com. “

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