TechCrunch writer Frederic Lardinois loves cranking out the news, often four posts per day. He also could be mistaken for TC's "Google" reporter; by our count about 20 percent of his posts are Google-related. (He'll even Tweet the pic of what the Google cafeteria serves for lunch.)
Springboarded from the Wall Street Journal more than a decade ago, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher consistently attract top talent to their AllThingsD team. Now in his third month as ATD's e-commerce and online payments reporter, Jason Del Rey has fit right in.
Updated 8/27 with Jason's online profile and guidance on embargoes.
We all know PR pros always thinking about the next hit, where it'll come from and how best to get it. Perhaps not all, but the most competitive ones especially love it when the hit takes a bite out of the client's archival.
"I write an awful lot of the headlines," InformationWeek.com editor-in-chief Laurianne McLaughlin says in this week's SWMS Profile. "When you see a funny headline, I have really done my job because not only have I Informed you, I have made you laugh." Laurianne's most important role as she sees it: to be a "trusted advisor" to IT, now in transition as never before.
New York Times lead technology writer Nick Bilton loves technology. For three years, before he moved West, he was a user interface specialist at the NYT's R&D lab. He even named his dog Pixel. And yet, a big part of Nick's work seems to reflect misgivings about tech and its unintended impact on society.
Colleen Taylor's career is hot and may get hotter. Currently she's well into her second year at TechCrunch, or more to the point, TechCrunch TV, on which she appears more than any other TC reporter. Colleen co-hosts CrunchWeek, produces frequent TC Cribs segments, interviews newsmakers backstage at TC Disrupt and occasionally invites vendors to be interviewed on set at TechCrunch TV's San Francisco studios.
Michal Lev-Ram is well into her third year at Fortune, in her second tour of duty there. In all, she has either freelanced or worked full-time for Time Warner's business pubs for seven years -- and she knows what she wants.
Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.