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SWMS Dossier: Jane Thier, Fortune

At 27, she is one of the important Tier 1 journalists in the business. Important certainly to SWMS readers, because no one writes more CEO profiles than Brooklyn resident Jane Thier.

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Dossier: Ken Yeung, VentureBeat

Ken Yeung has returned to VentureBeat to cover AI as a contributing writer and editor. Tech PR veterans may remember Ken as a VB staff writer in 2015 and 2016. Now he is back. Knowing all about the fast-paced culture VB founder Matt Marshall has built.

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SWMS Q & A: Jared Council, Journalist

Jared Council is one of a kind. Yes, he covered AI for the WSJ, which is sort of a conventional thing for a good reporter to do. Then things changed. Jared blended what he did with who he was deep inside.

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Dossier: Dylan Sloan, Fortune

Fortune editorial fellow Dylan Sloan will turn 24 in May. If you happened to visit Freeport a year or two back, you might have run into a wavy-haired bouncer at Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub.

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SWMS Dossier: Belle Lin, WSJ CIO Journal

If tech journalism had its own 30 Under 30 list, Belle Keni Lin certainly would be on it. The 28-year-old WSJ reporter started her career as a marcom intern, first at Dropbox and later at Fleetsmith, an IT software company later acquired by Apple.

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Q&A: Heather Joslyn, The New Stack

Heather Joslyn is well into her third year at The New Stack, and only a month or so into her tenure as EIC at the most technical tech pub in the business. Yet Heather by her own estimation is not overly technical. How does she do it?

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Our Q&A With GPT-4 About Kyle Wiggers

The following is a “conversation” between SWMS and GPT-4 regarding recent work from TechCrunch senior reporter Kyle Wiggers. It has been edited for length and clarity, as we do our Q&As with humans.

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Bloomberg Businessweek Goes Monthly

Now a misnomer, the Businessweek name will stick around for a while longer. Bloomberg is investing big in paper stock and photography. It’ll be a coffee table magazine, showcasing all that Bloomberg does. Now we know why Brad Stone took this new assignment. The first refurbed issue arrives in July.

Semafor Goes AI Crazy

Fourteen of 19 tech stories in the Semafor technology section are about AI. Two of the five outliers were about TikTok’s potential sale. Semafor sells itself on being differentiated. Chasing AI-news-of-the-day won’t achieve that.

Refinery29 Buys An Event Company

Another scoop from Sara Fischer at Axios: Refinery29 is “taking over” B2C event brand Beautycon, among the most successful F2F events in the beauty space. The idea is to augment the R29 brand and make the title less vulnerable to a weak advertising market.

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