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Wired executive editor resigns

December 20, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Thomas Goetz, the executive editor of Wired magazine, has resigned, nearly two months after editor Chris Anderson announced his departure.

Goetz announced his departure in a blog post on Thursday.

He writes, “I’ve been proud, incredibly and uproariously proud, of what we’ve done at WIRED during the past decade. We have been on top of so many things, and had such a blast bringing them to our readers first, before they caught a whisper of these ideas elsewhere. It’s a singular job, and WIRED is a singular place.

“But: For the past few years, I’ve bristled at merely spotting this stuff and letting everyone else have the opportunity to exploit our acumen. For a while now, I’ve had the itch to roll up my sleeves and start building something, to bore a little bit deeper and start pushing the potential of the tools and ideas that WIRED covers so well.

“Now is that time. I’ve got an idea, hinted at in the name of this blog here, that I think will help people find powerful ideas and put them to use – even help them improve their lives.

“So as of January 4, I’m leaving WIRED to turn ideas into action. Expect something cool in mid to early 2013.”

Read more here. Before joining Wired, Goetz was an executive editor at the Industry Standard, the late but lauded news magazine of the internet economy. He has been a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal and The Village Voice, and has written for The New York Times Magazine and other publications.

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