Coming soon (-ish, by January of next year at the latest) The Christian Science Monitor will launch its first vertical, Passcode a “modern field guide to security and privacy.”
“The Monitor saw a real opportunity to do something different, especially in this space that I think is well-covered, in a way, but mostly by trade publications on the security front,” said Mike Farrell, editor of the new project, in a phone interview.
The field of reporting on cybersecurity and privacy isn’t a lonely one. There are already sites and journalists dedicated to covering it from various angles, including The Intercept, Farrell said. PRI also has SafeMode, “A new generation takes on global security.”
With Passcode, though, “there was a chance to do something different,” said Farrell, who has previously written about the Web and tech for The Boston Globe.
Passcode, edited by Farrell and Deputy Editor Sara Sorcher, will try to be a place that readers can learn about what’s happening with the tech in their lives, while the journalists there work to reveal issues of security and privacy in a connected world. Read more