Veteran technology journalist Sean Bacher has been appointed editor of South Africa’s longest-running online technology magazine, Gadget.
The appointment comes as Gadget prepares to celebrate its 12th year online, and plans a heavy focus on the technology of the World Cup.
“It’s a landmark year for South Africa, so it is a privilege for me to be at the heart of covering the developments that help shape its outcome,” says Bacher.
He started his journalistic career writing for the technology section of The Star in 1999, reviewing high-end technical products, and gradually evolving to consumer and business technology. He has had stints with FHM, Africa Geographic and Elle, before taking up a technical journalist position at Computing SA. He then moved on to become editor of Computing SA in 2005.
“The market has changed dramatically in the past 12 years, both in gadgetry and in media,” says Bacher, “and this year promises to increase that pace of change even more dramatically. It’s the right place and the right time to be in online media.”
Gadget is published by World Wide Worx. The company’s MD, Arthur Goldstuck, who previously won the Electronic category in the Telkom ICT Journalist of the Year awards for his work in Gadget, will continue to act as editor-in-chief. Gadget’s senior reviewer, Steven Ambrose, who is also MD of WWW Strategy, is appointed associate editor.