"An abrupt turn of events." Jonathan Weber out as Managing Editor of the Information
Jonathan Weber is out as Managing Editor of the Information, and judging by this Tweet it wasn't entirely his own decision:
Weber joined the paywalled news site back in March from Reuters News where he was West Coast Bureau Chief. At the time, Information founder Jessica Lessin wrote:
I am delighted to announce that Jonathan Weber, a veteran editor and journalism entrepreneur and who is currently West Coast Bureau Chief for Reuters News, will be joining us as managing editor. I am also thrilled to welcome reporter Tom Dotan and engineer Pius Uzamere to Team Information.
Jonathan is the perfect fit to oversee our newsroom and help me chart our editorial vision. He's highly respected throughout Silicon Valley and the media industry as a sharp editor and deep thinker about the future of news–and in fact was someone that a number of people told me I should try to hire when I was starting The Information. I've asked Weber what prompted the move. I'll add an update here if I hear back.