Tech editor Smalera leaving Reuters.com for NYTimes

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Paul Smalera

Bill Riordan, head of product at Reuters Next, sent out the following staff departure announcement for the Reuters.com tech editor on Thursday:

I wanted to make you all aware that Paul Smalera will be leaving Reuters to take on a new role at the New York Times.

Paul has played a huge role on Reuters Next from its inception.  From his contribution to the project’s initial vision through shipping its first piece of working code, he’s been an essential part of the product and editorial teams from day one. Prior to joining the Reuters Next team, Paul made many valuable contributions to Reuters Opinion, particularly in bringing in outside writers and shaping our technology coverage. He also created a new Techtonic video interview series, with guests including Fred Wilson and Cory Booker.

Paul’s last day will be this Friday. In the meantime, Lauren and I will be working closely with you to make sure editorial continues to drive the vision for our product.

Please join me in wishing Paul all the best. He’ll be sorely missed.