You know it’s a hot market for technology journalists when the Wall Street Journal can’t keep people. The Journal — the nation’s most prestigious business publication — has lost a spate of talent lately, including a rash of defections from its San Francisco bureau. Among the movers: Pulitzer Prize-winner George Anders, a 22- year veteran, headed to Fast Company as a senior editor setting up its West Coast bureau; Dean Takahashi, who covers computer games and chips, is off to Red Herring; and biotech writer Ralph King “got the 10-year itch” and is joining former bureau chief Greg Hill at the new Time Inc. magazine eCompany Now. Also missing from the bureau is David Bank, who is on leave writing a book. The departed join Quentin Hardy, who left the bureau last year for Forbes, and a number of other more recent (and nontech beat) defectors from New York and other bureaus. Those leaving the San Francisco office are not merely cashing in on the greatest bull market for business journalists ever seen, in which magazines are throwing around almost unmatchable salary offers. They also cite a desire to spend more time writing fewer stories, rather than cranking out small… Read full this story
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