Mining the tech world for lively and meaningful tales and analysis.

Steven Levy

Editor of Backchannel. Also, I write stuff.

Sandra Upson

Executive editor of Backchannel @ Conde Nast, formerly of Medium

Alexis Sobel Fitts

Writer at large; Senior Editor of Backchannel @ Conde Nast.

Miranda Katz

Editorial Associate at Backchannel.

Jessi Hempel

I am the head of editorial for Backchannel. I write about the business and culture of technology. And I want to edit your stories on those topics as well.

Sam Baldwin

Online Editor at Mother Jones Magazine.

Scott Rosenberg

Covering the Web since 1994. Backchannel. NewCo Daily. Say Everything. Dreaming in Code. Grist. Mediabugs. Salon. Berkeley, CA. Real person.

Ricki Harris

Editorial Fellow at Backchannel

Latest Posts

The Invisible Force That Warps What You Read in the News

Are we in a bubble? Why has Uber’s story spun out of control? The answers hinge less on facts and more on the hidden physics of Narrative…

Where Weird Facebook is King: How a College Kid Does Social

The former viral “actual teen” updates his views on Facebook, Snapchat, and the rest.

The News Is Now Literally a Video Game

The GOP Arcade is producing tiny, raw, irreverent games based on the news.

The Future of Technology Is In Your Ear

A $13 experiment shows how bionic hearing devices will shape our interactions with people, bots, businesses, & ourselves

How the Tech Press Forces a Narrative on Companies it Covers

Pinning Startups to “Silicon Valley Time.”

What Will a Corporation Look Like in 2050?

A futurist imagines how companies will react to inequality, climate change and Artificial Intelligence

A Self-Driving Car Might Decide You Should Die

But that prospect isn’t as scary as it sounds

A Teenager’s View on Social Media

Written by an actual teen


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