More changes at publishing platform Medium: Evan Hansen, who’s been overseeing the company’s editorial strategy, is departing.
Looks like he’s sticking with the theme of leading editorial at a tech company — he’ll be editor in chief at Twitter’s livestreaming platform Periscope. In a Medium post, Hansen doesn’t say much about his new role, but he wrote; “I still love the written word and Medium, but I honestly can’t think of many things more exciting than helping build a new platform with mobile phones and real time video.”
Fusion’s Felix Salmon reported that this was in the works and suggested that this made sense as part of a broader shift at Medium, as the company that is constantly asked “Are you a platform or a publisher?” comes down squarely on the side of being a platform. (Steven Levy — like Hansen, an alum of Wired — is reportedly in talks to leave his role as editor in chief at Medium’s tech site Backchannel and return to Conde Nast.)