The Information hires Olson to help launch AR/VR newsletter
The Information CEO Jessica Lessin and senior editor Nick Wingfield sent out the following on Friday:
We’re excited to announce that Mathew Olson will be joining The Information’s team, starting Monday, to helm our soon-to-launch newsletter on augmented and virtual reality.
Mat grew up in the tech-saturated Puget Sound and studied economics at Reed College. His journalism career began with a freelancing gig at Wirecutter, followed by a role at Digg in 2016, where he covered tech, entertainment and internet culture at large. His work has included data-driven analyses of the Oscars, the animation business and an investigation of the Fyre Festival debacle. In 2019, Mat joined the team at USgamer, tackling daily news alongside features on video game development, hardware, VR titles and arcades. He currently lives in New York City with his partner and a small rabbit named Pablo.
For the AR/VR Newsletter, Mat will provide regular coverage and smart perspectives on the new technologies that Apple, Facebook and others believe could define a post-smartphone tech landscape. The newsletter will build on the excellent AR/VR reporting that The Information is already known for thanks to the work of Alex Heath and Wayne Ma.
Please join us in welcoming Mat.
Jessica & Nick