Joshua Topolsky will join Bloomberg “as the editor of a series of new online ventures it is launching as part of a revamped journalism strategy,” Ravi Somaiya reports in The New York Times.
Topolsky co-founded The Verge in 2011. Verge co-founder Nilay Patel left the publication in March to become acting managing editor of Vox.com, which, like The Verge, is published by Vox Media. Patel will become The Verge’s new top editor. Dieter Bohn will be its executive editor. “This is going to be rad,” Patel writes.
Topolsky’s move “is bucking the trend of young, web-native journalists leaving established media brands for smaller, more nimble startups,” Somaiya writes. The splashy hire comes on the same day as a CJR story that says Bloomberg News employees are becoming restless as they await the company’s reinvention under Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin Smith.
Topolsky will report to Smith and Bloomberge Businessweek Editor Josh Tyrangiel.
— Josh (@Tyrangiel) July 24, 2014