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Say Media hires Owen Thomas as editor-in-chief of ReadWrite

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By Gillian West, Social media manager

April 4, 2013 | 2 min read

Say Media has announced that Owen Thomas will take on the role of editor-in-chief of ReadWrite.

Thomas brings with him nearly 17 years’ worth of editorial experience covering the technology industry and has led the editorial teams at sites and media brands including NBC Universal and Time, Inc.

“Owen is a brilliant writer with great experience covering every aspect of the technology industry. He has a distinct point-of-view and a cleverness that makes his work resonate both inside and outside of his community,” said Kate Lewis, SVP, editorial director, Say Media. “We believe that this unique perspective coupled with his years of editorial leadership will lead ReadWrite into its next phase and further expand the reach of the site.”

Prior to joining ReadWrite Thomas held the role of west coast editor at Business Insider, and has written, edited and contributed to a number of publications. He was the founding executive director of the Daily Dot and has also held editorial leadership roles at VentureBeat, NBC Universal and Gawker Media and has spent several years at Time, Inc. and Business 2.0.

Thomas commented: “A decade ago, Richard MacManus launched ReadWrite by noting how the Web was beginning to fulfill its potential as a two-way medium - one meant for conversation, not broadcasting. I'm proud to build on that heritage by leading a team that will explore where technology is taking us next, with an analytical and critical eye.”

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