I’ve been a New York-based reporter since I graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2004. I later worked in Asia, but only for a few months at a time. New York City not only offered close proximity to my family in Connecticut, it also had Central Park, awesome events and cheap yet tasty Korean food, among other assets.
When opportunities to go elsewhere (mostly San Francisco) arose, I considered them, but always ended up thinking, “Why leave New York?”
Well, this year I’m finally leaving the New York area — to take a job that excites me more than living in/near New York does. In February, I’m joining MIT Technology Review as an editor, specifically as an editor of the magazine’s Business Reports section.
If you’re unfamiliar with Business Reports, it’s the part of MIT Technology Review that documents how new technologies are affecting industry, transforming companies, disrupting markets and changing how people work. It appears in the magazine as a nine-page section, has its own tab at the top of MIT Technology Review’s website and populates much of the site’s business news vertical.
Within the past six months, Business Reports has published articles about:
- Data privacy in edtech;
- The burgeoning Chinese VC market;
- Kenya’s efforts to build a “Silicon Savannah”;
- And how companies are using habit-forming technology to hook consumers.
As well as Q&A’s with luminaries such as Reid Hoffman and Sebastian Thrun.
The aim of Business Reports is to help executives stay ahead of the technologies that matter most to their businesses. It’s an ambitious mission and an important and fascinating area of focus (in my opinion).
Like MIT, MIT Technology Review is located in Cambridge, Mass. So, for me 2016 isn’t just a new year; it also means a new job and a new city/state. I am delighted about the changes. And I hope you’ll check out Business Reports if you haven’t already.