Katie Shapiro has joined the Aspen Times as their first cannabis columnist. She’s also a freelance travel, style and cannabis writer and digital editor at Aspen Sojourner magazine.
David Pierce is joining The Wall Street Journal as a personal technology columnist. Most recently, he was a senior writer at Wired, where he worked for three years. Previously, he was an editor at the Verge, and before that, a consumer-tech analyst at PC Magazine.
Also joining The Wall Street Journal is Patrick Hedlund, who will be its new social/off-platform editor. He comes from DNAinfo, where he worked as managing editor and head of social media during nearly eight years at the news site. He’s worked as a reporter and an editor at a variety of weekly newspapers and outlets, including The Villager, Riverdale Press, Metro New York, The Real Deal and Hot Press magazine in Dublin, Ireland.