The time has come for me to make a difficult announcement: August is my last month as a staffer at io9. I am taking many slow, deep breaths and trying not to cry.
Dearest Internet mammals: This is it. After years of faithful service, I’m leaving io9. If you’re reading this, you already know how special this place is, so I’ll do my best to keep this brief and spare you my gushing praise. But, if you’ll permit me just a tiny bit of gushing, I’d like to say a little about what…
Our union drive has expressed at every stage of the process that one of our core goals is to protect the editorial independence of Gawker Media sites from the influence of business-side concerns. Today’s unprecedented breach of the firewall, in which business executives deleted an editorial post over the objections of…
Hey all, I'm Katharine M. Trendacosta, and I'll be io9's first night editor starting tonight. You may or may not recognize me from Morning Spoilers or any of the various other things I've written for io9 over the last few years. But now, good news! (or bad, if you haven't liked me at all): I'm working here full-time.
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Today — after nearly three years of editorial service — is my last official day with io9.
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I should first explain the radio silence of the last couple of weeks. We'd wanted to respond to feedback not with promises of future improvements but with actual fixes. So that's what I'm doing now—but I regret any impression that we weren't listening. Without more verbiage, the main changes you wanted . . .
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