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Tech reporter Kantrowitz launches Big Technology

July 9, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Tech reporter Alex Kantrowitz has launched Big Technology to cover large companies

He writes, “I’m calling it ‘Big Technology’ because I’m going to focus primarily on the tech giants: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft (which I cover in-depth in my book, Always Day One). And also because Big Technology evokes all the other BIGs — Big Government, Big Pharma, etc. — where politicians, advertisers, and the media play a game behind the scenes that’s seldom revealed. I want to cue you in.

“Big Technology will be unafraid, not beholden to narrative, corporate interest, or ideology. It will be personal, a conversation between me and you, the subscribers. It will be consistent, at least one free article per week to start, and a paid option later on. And it will be fun.

“After years as a beat reporter in Silicon Valley, I’ve decided an independent newsletter is the best way to publish my journalism. When I wrote the Tech Giant Update at BuzzFeed, I loved the back and forth with readers, and that the replies were more heartfelt and informative than the vitriol on Twitter. I also found newsletter writing to be more free, not tied to the formats we see in traditional publications. I also believe independent, reader-supported journalism can actually work. So I’m giving it a shot.”

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