The Verge has the gadget reviews, app rankings and Silicon Valley coverage you’d expect from a tech news site, but those are just a few of the site’s focal points. Now in its sixth year, The Verge seeks to extract as much range and depth from the topic of technology as it can. In some cases, this means explaining the world through the filter of technology. In others, it means exploring the real impact of technological trends, as was done in a recent long-form piece on NYPD arrests of Harlem youth, spurred on by the monitoring of social media accounts.
Use this example as a guide when you craft your pitches to The Verge. Think long-form, deeply reported pieces with a clear narrative arc. Think stories that are not just about technology, as reports editor Josh Dzieza explains:
I think we take a larger view, looking beyond the technology itself. We look at how technology is changing people’s lives, culture, society, entertainment and so on.
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