Tech journalists leaving Engadget
Kara Swisher of All Things Digital reports that former Engadget editor Josh Topolsky just hired away another group of tech journalists from the giant gadgets news and reviews organization for his unnamed site that has not launched.
Swisher writes, “But, by April, he had grabbed eight prominent Engadget staffers who had left the huge tech site amid editorial tensions, in order to start a new competing gadget property for the well-funded sports content start-up SB Nation.
“Now, sources said, Topolsky has added Thomas Ricker, an Engadget senior editor, who had run its European coverage; Sean Hollister, a senior associate editor, who ran its West coast team; and Joseph Flatley, an associate editor.
“Also hired: Thomas Houston, editor-in-chief of Switched, an AOL tech site that was recently subsumed into its Huffington Post unit.
“And other possible new hires soon from Engadget: Another European editor, Vlad Savov and writer Jacob Schulman.
“The Topolsky-helmed site is still unnamed, but is now operating as This Is My Next. It already has 16 writers, compared to Engadget’s two dozen, and is set to debut in the fall with a new name.”
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