Gawker Media has just announced that io9 Editor-in-Chief Annalee Newitz will replace Brian Barrett as Editor-in-Chief of Gizmodo and that Newitz will merge the editorial programs of both io9, Gizmodo, and its Kinja offshoots into a “Future Initiative.”
From the announcement:
Now it’s time to bring them together, and build a habitat for slipstream journalism that combines speculative wonder with skepticism and hard truths.
I’ll be serving as the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo, and Charlie Jane Anders is going to become editor-in-chief of io9. The two sites, along with Sploid and our diagonals, will be collaborators within the greater universe of the Future Initiative.
Interesting stuff! The initiative will focus on more scientific and explanatory research pieces going forward. Check out the full details in the announcement!