Timothy B. Lee

Timothy B. Lee

Washington DC
I'm an independent journalist who writes about technology and the future of the economy. Before founding Rethinking News, I wrote for the Washington Post, Vox, and Ars Technica.
Jul
20
A pivot

A pivot

You might have noticed that Rethinking News has been on a hiatus in recent weeks. That's because I've decided to
2 min read
Jun
14
News articles shouldn't be static

News articles shouldn't be static

But news sites need software to make revisions transparent by default.
6 min read
Jun
09
Journalistic ethics prevented me from being a bitcoin millionaire

Journalistic ethics prevented me from being a bitcoin millionaire

In 2012 I was pretty sure bitcoin was going to be big.
5 min read
Jun
07
We're finally figuring out how to pay for news

We're finally figuring out how to pay for news

But there's a problem.
7 min read
Jun
03
My plan to grow Rethinking News

My plan to grow Rethinking News

It takes time for an online publication to gain momentum.
3 min read
Jun
02
How Facebook killed blogging—and Twitter reinvented it

How Facebook killed blogging—and Twitter reinvented it

We didn't stop blogging. We just do it 280 characters at a time now.
6 min read
Jun
01
Are you a reporter? Let's talk

Are you a reporter? Let's talk

Do online reporters spend too much time "fishing for clicks?"
2 min read
May
11
There are hundreds of us!

There are hundreds of us!

The best online publications are also communities.
1 min read
May
10
Why I'm starting a newsletter

Why I'm starting a newsletter

An opportunity to focus on serving readers—not shareholders or advertisers.
2 min read