Re/code’s top Apple reporter was hired at the end of February by Mat Honan, a former Wired editor, to manage a rapidly assembled San Francisco bureau. (Among the new hires: reporters poached from the New York Times and the Nieman Lab.)
He’s also been feeding Buzzfeed’s insatiable maw with Apple scoops, real and conceptual, at the rate of one a week.
- 3/9: The Apple Watch Isn’t A Watch, It’s An iPhone Sales Engine
- 3/16: Apple Will Open iPhone Trade-In Program To Android, BlackBerry
- 3/19: New Apple TV Set Top Will Debut This Summer With App Store, Siri
Today’s item, the one about Apple’s new TV set top box, is the top story on the closely watched Techmeme news aggregator.
I did mental spit-take when Stratechery’s Ben Thompson called BuzzFeed the world’s most important news organization. Now I’m wondering how Paczkowski’s journalism is going to fit with headlines like this, ripped from Friday’s front page:
Touching Someone’s Junk “How do you know what you’re touching half the time, anyway?”
Ex VentureBeat: When Re/code founder Kara Swisher reported on Honan’s new editorial role at BuzzFeed, she also noted that the media outlet was looking to poach certain Re/code reporters — a challenge she said she welcomed.