UPDATED: There's no shortage of tech reporters on the social media beat. In our view, few measure up to Mike Isaac, who writes with the voice of a pundit and the discipline of a Wall Street Journal reporter.
Doug can write lengthy narratives and breaking news stories equally well, at the highest standards. During seven successful years with BusinessWeek and Bloomberg he built sources and goodwill among VCs, startups and tech vendors. Other journalists have done that, too. Here's what sets Doug apart.
Derrick Harris this month celebrates three years at GigaOm and loves what he does. He's got a keen mind (he did get a law degree at UNLV, after all) and is as technical as the CTOs he interviews -- but also brings clear context to each story he writes and isn't afraid to share his own two cents.
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.
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.