Business Insider backs Yoo as tech editor

By Craig Daveson in Media News on
Award winning journalist Tony Yoo commenced a new post at Business Insider last week as the site’s newest technology editor.
 
His appointment follows on from Harry Tucker’s work on the tech sector at Business Insider which was cut short by a job offer from Vodafone in May of this year.
 
Speaking to Influencing, Yoo said that he has been tasked with becoming the voice of Australia’s start-up scene, covering the stories behind their successes and failures, as well as the day-to-day bread and butter news from the likes of Telstra, Uber and Apple.
 
“I wanted the challenge of reporting to a broader audience about a broader range of topics,” said Yoo.
 
“The other thing was that becoming the only editorial staffer solely dedicated to technology at a general publication means that I have some autonomy in setting an agenda and developing a voice, even.”
 
On his time at CRN, as well as the success he has had reporting on the Australian IT channel, Yoo said that he will he will miss the tight knit scene and the people he has gotten to know during his time as a channel reporter.
 
“The sector has unique challenges and issues, so a lot of what we reported at CRN were exclusives. I feel really lucky to have started my second career with the CRN-iTnews team, where editorial quality was prioritised above all else,” said Yoo.
 
Editor Paul Colgan said that thanks to his expert industry knowledge, Yoo represents a strong addition to the team at Business insider and will help to strengthen Business Insider’s position as a provider of both global and domestic tech coverage.
 
“He’ll be driving our tech coverage at a time when technology is being fundamentally integrated with all aspects of business, from planning and marketing to business engineering and distribution, and from the top ASX companies right down to sole traders,” explained Colgan.
 
Tony can be reached via email on tony.yoo@businessinsider.com.au or via his Twitter handle @TonyYooAus

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