Jacob Ward Departs Popular Science for Al Jazeera America


By Chris O'Shea Comment

Jacob Ward GJacob Ward, editor-in-chief of Popular Science since last year, is leaving the magazine to join Al Jazeera America as its science and technology correspondent. Ward had been with PopSci since 2006, when he joined as deputy editor.

“Jake has been on the front lines of the science and technology stories that matter to audiences,” said David Doss, Al Jazeera America’s senior VP for news programming, in a statement. “He knows how to make complex topics understandable and exciting and will bring that talent to Al Jazeera America’s viewers and readers.”

Ward will join Al Jazeera next week.