Ex-Engadget editor to write weekly Washington Post column

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Joshua Topolsky, who founded The Verge after quitting Engadget in March, will write a weekly Washington Post column appearing online Wednesdays and in the paper each Thursday. Topolsky, a regular on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” will focus on technology culture, trends and reviews. Also, his reporters at The Verge will contribute several articles a day to washingtonpost.com.

Press release

The Washington Post and The Verge Launch Technology Content Partnership

Joshua Topolsky of The Verge to Write Weekly Consumer Technology Column for The Washington Post

WASHINGTON, DC—August 10, 2011—Today, The Washington Post and The Verge—a new technology news site launching this fall from the creators of SB Nation—announce a partnership to share original technology reporting, videos and podcasts.

The partnership launches with the debut of a weekly column, exclusive to The Washington Post, by Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) technology writer, former Engadget editor-in-chief and founding editor-in-chief of The Verge. The column will appear online Wednesdays and in the paper each Thursday—the day of the week consumers have grown accustomed to reading about new technology releases. It will focus on technology culture, trends and reviews. In the coming months, reporters from The Verge will contribute several articles a day to washingtonpost.com. For a preview of Topolsky’s column, please visit [this page]

The Verge is the latest partner to join The Washington Post’s technology and business section — a roster that includes Bloomberg Business News and TechCrunch. These partnerships contribute the broadest and deepest coverage to The Post’s concentration on the intersection between technology, policy and business. Topolsky’s column will complement The Post’s established technology reporting and columns such as Post Tech (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-tech) and Faster Forward (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/faster-forward).

Scheduled to launch in the Fall of 2011, and founded by a group of the industry’s leading writers and editors, The Verge (http://www.theverge.com/) will be an authoritative and comprehensive source of news, reviews, journalistic features, and product information covering the world of consumer technology. The Verge will produce and syndicate extensive original video and other multi-media technology programming, occupy a high ground of thought leadership for the industry, and be a destination for the vast and growing community of technology users and enthusiasts to share insights and information.

“The Verge offers a wealth of ideas, fresh perspective and experience in covering technology issues,” said Greg Schneider, national economy and business editor, The Washington Post. “This collaboration adds their expertise to The Washington Post’s robust coverage of technology policy and company trends.”

“As we seek to build the premier brand in technology media, we can think of no better or more appropriate partner than The Washington Post, one of journalism’s greatest brands and institutions,” said Joshua Topolsky, The Verge’s founding editor-in-chief. “I am looking forward to sharing my passion for technology with The Washington Post’s broad readership at a time when the cultural influence and accessibility of personal technology has never been greater.”

Topolsky’s column launches Wednesday, August 10. A leading voice in technology reporting, Topolsky has assembled an all-star team of personal technology writers at The Verge. He is the resident tech expert on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, Bloomberg TV, and G4’s Attack of the Show.

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