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Tech editor, tech reporter laid off at Newsweek

July 1, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 3.00.01 PMThe technology editor and a tech reporter at Newsweek were among those laid off by the magazine on Friday.

The layoffs come a day after layoffs at sister publication International Business Times cut its business and tech news staff.

Tech editor Grant Burningham worked as the front page news editor at Yahoo News and at The New York Times as a home page producer before joining Newsweek. He started in radio, working for KUER, an NPR station on the campus of the University of Utah.

Burningham had been at the magazine since October 2015.

Tech reporter Seung Y. Lee had also been at the magazine since October 2015. He report daily for Newsweek’s website on technology, ranging from cybersecurity, startups and privacy, and San Francisco and California issues.

Lee wrote one magazine piece on the FAA’s attempt at regulating hobby drones and its legality.

He had graduated from Cal-Berkeley in 2014.

 

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