Read/WriteWebhas been around for three or four years, founded by Richard MacManus. Now it’s in the top #20 most linked to blogs on the net (Technorati) with 130,000 subscribers via RSS and email. Says Marshall: Read/WriteWeb also “has a reputation as one of the most thoughtful and in-depth of the leading 2.0 technology review blogs.” The full staff is 12 to 14 contributors from all over the world, with a handful of in Silicon Valley, and Marshall and Josh Catone at the lead.
Dan Lyons is a senior editor at Forbes magazine, covering enterprise computing and consumer electronics. He is also the author, last fall, of the much-maligned Forbes cover article, "Attack of the Blogs." Now he's blogging. Funny old world, isn't it? Lyons joined Forbes in 1998. Before that he freelanced for various computer trade journals as well as the New York Times magazine, GQ, Boston Globe and Detroit Free Press. Lyons is the author of two works of fiction, "The Last Good Man" and "Dog Days." For a time he taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Toledo.
Bio: DYLAN TWENEY, Senior Editor, Wired News
Dylan Tweney is responsible for the site's business, gadgets and hardware coverage. Previously, he was founding editorial director of PCMagCast.com, executive editor atMobile PCmagazine and a columnist atBusiness 2.0. Tweney was also an editor atInfoWorldandPC/Computing. His work has won two Maggie awards from the Western Magazine Publishers' Association, an Editorial Excellence Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, and a Fame award fromFoliomagazine. In addition to editing for Wired News, Dylan also runs tinywords, the world's smallest magazine, which has published one original haiku every weekday since 2000.
InfoWorld's online-only approach hasn't changed overall coverage, except for what Doug calls "the online effect" that pushes reviews "toward more timeliness," and "more previews of high-profile products." Example: Lotus Notes and Domino 8. Doug expects about 200 reviews this year, down from 300 as maturing product categories "go by the wayside," (i.e. host-based intrusion prevention.) In their place, look for more SOA, virtualization, open source, green IT, enterprise data protection.
Having been in marketing for 17 years before deciding to work for LAN Times (which was owned by Novell circa 1988), Deni has seen “a complete revolution of the circle.” While many thought “mainframes were going away… most business still rely on mainframe for critical apps.” Even though she’s been around a long time, she is very approachable and constantly interested in learning as much as she can about the evolving tech landscape.
Digital Business is FT's regular supplement on information technology. Published with the global edition 16 times a year, Peter describes it as a "chance for FT to dig deeper into a subject that is vital to a large number of our business readers." The focus is not the technology itself but on "IT as used by business… to make money, save money, stay out of jail, those sorts of things." There is an associated podcast published a week before each print issue, and extra material published online as well.
In spite of the early summer layoffs at CMP, InformationWeek's staff grew, up five or six full-time editors and ditto for technical feature writers. Rob says the changes both in staffing and restructuring position InformationWeek for "long term growth… for online and events, as well as print. Now we can get back to just producing good product."
In the wake of the sale to Insight Venture Partners, the remaining eWeek staffers are enjoying a boost in morale, according to Jim. Debt free and with the promise of investment from the new owners, things are looking up. Expect the staff to grow and note the following changes already in place:
Victoria likes to call it "software in Silicon Valley" (with a basic emphasis on enterprise). She writes often in the first- and second-person - a highly voiced style. She averages about 20 articles a year but the total varies by story length and amount of reporting needed. She also writes a regular monthly column that "looks more at start-ups," and you'll also find her frequently on Forbes on Fox.
The Register, based in the UK, boasts 2.2 million readers in the U.S., according to "independently verified" company figures. Compare that to eWeek's 1.8 million, Computerworld's 1.4 million or InfoWorld's 1.2 million. To continue the momentum, The Register is building out its San Francisco operations with plans to hire seven Bay Area reporters; Dan was one, Austin Modine joined in March and #3 starts June 1st..
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.