Nancy Gohring joins Wi-Fi Networking News staff as Associate Editor: In what I hope is the first step in a continuing trend, I have hired reporter Nancy Gohring as the associate editor of Wi-Fi Networking News. The advertising revenue from the site has grown enough, as has my workload across many projects, to warrant another editor coming on board to expand what the site can bring you in daily industry and consumer reporting. Nancy will be spending several hours each week reporting for the site.
Nancy is a veteran reporter in the wireless industry, and currently writes as a freelancer for several mainstream and trade publications, including The Seattle Times, The New York Times, and InfoWorld magazine. You can read her full biography here.
I met Nancy last year during her four-month contract stint at The Seattle Times, and she and I have spent much time in the last year confabbing about the industry and giving each other advice on stories in progress. Nancy's take on the Wi-Fi and cellular industry isn't the same as mine, but I respect her views as much as my own.
We're not making news here today by having a blog hire a staffer, even on a part-time basis. Various sites have bloggers who are paid in some fashion or another. But I think as a single site owner generating enough cash flow to afford this, I might be unique. The closest example I know of is Pete Rojas, editor of Gizmodo, a site I refer to all the time, but he's part of a larger set of content sites and explorations run by Nick Denton.
I don't have to be first or unique, of course: I just like the idea that we can afford to offer more of the sort of coverage that has made the site popular in terms of traffic and Google ranking in the first place.
Look for Nancy's first posts starting Monday. We'll be identified in the last line of each post by name so you'll know who wrote what.