"I’m saved," Greg Sandoval wrote on his blog Sunday, announcing he was joining tech site The Verge as a senior reporter. Sandoval quit his previous employer CNET after he announced on Twitter, "I no longer have confidence that CBS is committed to editorial independence." CBS owns CNET and forbade the site to give an award to a product from Dish Network, with which it is engaged in litigation.
"He’s obsessed with getting the news — the real news — and I find that kind of energy infectious,” Verge Editor-in-Chief Joshua Topolsky told Brian Stelter.
Sandoval writes that he has a "written guarantee from management that nobody from the business side of the company will ever have any authority over my stories."
Related: Carl Franzen also joins The Verge; he comes from Talking Points Memo, where he was a tech reporter.
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