Somehow, after 16 years of success, Ars Technica still may not leap to mind as one of the world's top tech web sites. But that's what it is. But that's what it is. According to Ars co-founder and EIC Ken Fisher, Ars has been averaging 11 million unique visitors and roughly 50 million page views each month.
Journalists are leaving media brands every week.This week it's Tyler Gray, who left Fast Company after five years to join Edelman as a senior VP. Why are they leaving? What comes next? We also interviewed executives who hired these journalists. How has it turned out for them?
Now in its second year, PandoDaily has distinguished itself amid the Silicon Valley publishing chaos. Its web site carries no advertising. Money is made through sponsorships and events. Its writers are excellent, far stronger than you typically see from the usual SV suspects.
What once was "social media" now has become "community," and that has come to mean a lot of things. It can mean listening to the web at large or to employees only. It can mean publishing one's own content or co-publishing with partners. It always means being prepared for the unexpected.
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.