/// Former Wired Digital Editor Heads to Obvious Corp.

March 7, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Evan Hansen, former editor in chief of Wired.com, has joined Obvious Corp. in charge of editorial oversight, he announced on Thursday. Obvious Corp. is the brainchild of Ev Williams and Biz Stone, the two Twitter co-founders who left their daily roles at the microblogging service to re-form their small incubator, which is now also home to startups like Branch. Hansen will work specifically on Medium, the pet project of Williams and Stone which aims to re-think blogging and content platforms. “Our goal is to create new publishing tools and a new kind of content platform that encourages and rewards high quality writing — not just the lastest post at the top of the feed,” Hansen wrote in an email to friends and colleagues on Thursday. Hansen was editor in chief at Wired.com for more than seven years, and previously was a section editor at CNET news. (Disclosure: Hansen was also my boss when I worked at Wired previous to AllThingsD .) Hansen’s move is one in a string of recent moves by journalists into the startup space. New York Times editor David F. Gallagher left the paper to go to Kickstarter earlier this year.

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