BuzzFeed tech editor leaving for New Yorker

Matt Buchanan

Matt Buchanan, the tech editor at BuzzFeed, has resigned to accept a job at The New Yorker.

Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke of The New York Observer writes, “‘Matt Buchanan’s vision for a new kind of tech coverage helped shape BuzzFeed’s great year last year,’ BuzzFeed’s EIC said in an email. ‘We’re sad to see him go, but we’re thrilled he’s embracing a new opportunity that’s a great fit for him.’

John Herrman, FWD’s deputy tech editor, will take over as editor for the vertical.

“‘John Herrman has emerged as one of the great, original voices on and about the social web, and he has the obsessiveness, speed, intelligence and vision to take FWD to the next level as we expand it aggressively this year,’ Mr. Smith added.

“Mr. Buchanan, who has not responded to a request for a comment, went over to BuzzFeed last January from Gizmodo,  Gawker’s gadget blog.”
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