Time to Update Your ‘Tech Journalists’ Contact List

Changes at Fortune, Bloomberg, and Business Insider.

fortune facebookIn case you missed it (you almost certainly didn’t), a couple of big changes hit the tech journalism field in recent days.

First, because Fortune didn’t feel like buying GigaOM outright, the pub simply hired six of its writers (Twitter accounts in the links):

As Barrow notes, it’s not quite time to start pitching Fortune’s newest tech team (as if that ever stopped any ambitious PRs):

…but of course you should still follow them and keep them in mind for future coverage.

In other tech reporter news, Reuters lost two of its top journalists on the beat.

  • Edwin Chan, who was the org’s West Coast bureau chief specializing in Chinese tech companies like Alibaba, will be Asia tech editor for Bloomberg based in Hong Kong
  • Alexei Oreskovic, who covered Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. for Reuters, will now be senior editor in Business Insider’s San Francisco office…so while you probably won’t be pitching him directly, he will make a lot of decisions about the coverage your tech clients receive.

We are frankly a bit surprised that none of the writers mentioned in this post went to Fusion or BuzzFeed.

More to come, of course…