Say hello to our new writers and editors!

edited July 2015 in Site discussion
Quick update on movements in the htxt.africa team this month. TLDR - it's all going great, and we've just hired new staff. Press release below.

Johannesburg - 3rd July 2015 Hypertext Media Communications has appointed two new members of staff to support its rapidly growing htxt.africa technology news website.

Highly experienced South African journalist Nick Cowen joins the team as managing editor, overseeing the day-to-day publication of news, features, how-tos and reviews across htxt.africa’s range of editorial content.

Prior to joining htxt.africa, Cowen worked for the Daily Telegraph in London, where he launched the leading national paper's gaming news section. Cowen went on to work for T3, and contributed as a freelance to a variety online media including The Guardian, TechRadar, CVG, Stuff, VIce.com and Trusted Reviews.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the team at htxt.africa and I’m looking forward to covering the most vibrant and exciting emerging tech industry in the world,” Cowen says.

"Over our first year and a half, we've spent a lot of time developing htxt.africa into one of the country’s top outlets for technology news and features," says htxt.africa editor-in-chief Adam Oxford, "With a journalist of Nick's calibre as part of the team we have everything in place for the next phase of growing our audience and building on our reputation for editorial quality."

Also joining Hypertext's full time team is staff writer Clinton Matos, who will be
focussed on the site's makers.htxt.africa portal. Launched in December last year, makers.htxt.africa is a rapidly growing sub-section of htxt.africa, aimed at serving the maker community and providing up to date information for those looking to find out more about 3D printing, low cost electronics, hardware hacking and innovation.

“By dedicating more resources to our maker channel we believe we can play a role in helping the maker community grow and reach new members across the continent,” Oxford says. “Hardware innovation is the next phase of the digital revolution. These skills are going to be vital for the next generation of startups and new businesses, as well as schools and
learning institutions around the continent. The more we can do to promote the maker message, the better.”

For more information contact Adam Oxford on adam@htxt.co.za or 0742 394 383. For editorial queries regarding htxt.africa contact nick@htxt.co.za, and for makers.htxt.africa please contact clinton@htxt.co.za.

About Hypertext Media

Hypertext Media is a South African publishing house which produces a variety of independent media including the daily technology news site htxt.africa and the monthly magazine Tech Made Easy. htxt.africa’s wide editorial remit includes news, buyers’ advice, gaming and hardware, as well as channels dedicated to women in IT and makers.

Through its sister
company, Filtered Digital, Hypertext uses its unrivalled knowledge of the African tech scene to produce a wide range of bespoke publications and websites for blue chip corporate clients including South African technology companies, banks and major multinationals.

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