‘NYT’ Names First Deputy Technology Editor

By: E&P Staff

The New York Times has named Vindu Goel deputy technology editor, a new position created to improve the paper?s technology coverage.

Goel is returning to his roots; he started his career as an intern at the Times. Since then he worked at the Philadelphia bureau of The Wall Street Journal and as a government reporter for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. He most recently worked at the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, where he has spent the last nine years.

Goel started at the Merc as an editor on the business desk, where he worked until 2005. The desk won numerous general-excellence awards from the Society of American Business Writers and Editors during his tenure there. He has also worked as an editorial writer, and as a columnist both in print and online, and as a blogger.

The new position at the Times will have a particular focus on Web coverage. Goel will be working with Tech Editor Damon Darlin, Deputy Tech Editor David Gallagher, and Deputy Business Editor for Online News Kevin McKenna on the technology team.

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