Jessica Lessin, the founder of The Information, writes, “Jonathan is the perfect fit to oversee our newsroom and help me chart our editorial vision. He’s highly respected throughout Silicon Valley and the media industry as a sharp editor and deep thinker about the future of news–and in fact was someone that a number of people told me I should try to hire when I was starting The Information. He’ll join in early March. You can follow him on Twitter here.
“Jonathan caught the entrepreneurial bug long before we did. After a stint as a reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times, he served as co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Industry Standard, an icon of the dot-com era that set a high standard for business journalism about the tech industry.
“He later founded New West Publishing, an online journalism venture that covered politics, culture and business in the Rocky Mountain West. He was also co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Bay Citizen, which published a slew of important investigate stories about the Bay Area. At Reuters, he has overseen coverage of Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and a range of other topics including municipal finance and West Coast energy issues.”
Read more here. The Information is also hiring Tom Dotan of the Los Angeles Business Journal.