WaPo says it plans to launch a new tech policy blog called The Switch at the end of the month.
Considering lawmakers move slower than dialup when it comes to tackling the intersection of public policy and tech, more coverage in this area probably isn’t a bad thing, though WaPo is a little late to the game. They’ll be competing with the more established Hillicon Valley blog in addition to a swath of tech reporters at Politico (not to mention that Roll Call’s Gautham Nagesh does a pretty good job with tech reporting, too).
From the announcement this morning: “Post tech writer Tim Lee will anchor the blog with support from new hires Andrea Peterson and Brian Fung,” the paper said. The three regular bloggers will also be joined by occasional contributions from Cecilia Kang, Craig Timberg and Hayley Tsukayama, WaPo’s current tech reporters.
More from Poynter on the new blog.