Monday, March 24, 2008

Steven Levy Going To Wired To Take Leander Kahney's Place?

InsaneLy Great Mac reports:

Steven Levy going to Wired

Steven Levy, invariably one of the first four or five people to post a review of just-released Apple products (ie he's got connections at Apple), is reportedly leaving Newsweek and heading to Wired (ValleyWag).

Of special note is the rumor that Newsweek is paying Levy a six-figure sum to terminate his contract early, which ValleyWag says is indicative of the sad and getter sadder state of print magazines as he was one of the genre's most-popular tech writers.

Along with David Pogue and Walt Mossberg, Levy is one of Apple's most-consistent mainstream press cheerleaders. One assumes he'll continue in that role at Wired—one assumes he'll bring his Apple contacts with him.

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I've been able to talk with Levy on two occasions. Once because he edited the 2007 Best Of Technology Writing because yours truly was in it. The other; to discuss my Bidzirk vs Smith trial.

I hope he's going to take Leander Kahney's place at WIRED.

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