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Meet Mediagazer’s New (Human) Editors

November 3, 2011

If the last thing you heard about Mediagazer’s staffing was its founding editor’s move to The Observer, you were probably wondering who was now running the show. Well, for over a month we’ve been quietly assembling a team spanning three time zones and two continents to keep the media news moving. Well, not entirely quietly, but this post marks the first introduction of the entire team. So meet Mediagazer’s new human editors:

Lyra McKee is a journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has worked as a reporter and producer for various news operations since 2005, including stints at the BBC, Sky News and Channel 4. In 2006, she won the Sky News Young Journalist of the Year award for an investigation into suicide in North Belfast. A self-confessed media nerd, she is obsessed with the goings-on of the industry. She brings this eye for detail and her investigative skills to her role as Editor of Mediagazer.

Lyra edits Mediagazer mornings and early afternoons Monday through Thursday. She’s @LyraMcKee on Twitter.

Patricia Sauthoff is a journalist and sometimes academic who recently finished her second masters degree in an obscure and somewhat impractical subject. She has lived in Colorado, Ohio, New Mexico, and the United Kingdom. She now lives in Portland, Oregon with the rest of the young retirees.

Patricia edits at Mediagazer weekday afternoons and evenings. She’s @gitagovinda on Twitter.

David Connell lives in his home state of New York where he taps buttons and watches pixels.

David edits Mediagazer Fridays and weekends. He also edits Techmeme on weekends plus other random times. He’s @david_connell on Twitter.

Recruiting and orientating the team has been a lot of hard work (particularly for David, who accomplished most of the integration), but we’re really happy with the people we now have in place. So please keep reading us, following us, tipping us, and letting us know how we’re doing.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 3, 2011 5:12 pm

    I’m the lucky guy who know at least Lyra already!
    But I would like to send a warm welcome to the whole team, Patricia and David as well and yes I wish you all a good start at this wonderful www-place!
    Wish you fun and the joy to observer the development of the whole industry.

    Gabe, we should talk πŸ™‚

    Future of Journalism

  2. November 3, 2011 7:36 pm

    Wow, I’m usually at least mildly jealous of people getting what seem like cool jobs, even when I haven’t applied for them.

    But you guys already look burdened and somewhat unhappy which makes me wonder how that two week training process went.

    Hang in there!

  3. November 4, 2011 3:12 am

    This is excellent news. I have known Lyra for a number of years and now that she will be awesome in this new role.

    She’s a lot happier in real life. Picture doesn’t do her justice.


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