Medium, the online writing platform created by Evan Williams, one of the founders of Twitter, has been something of a tabula rasa. Its publishing system and pretty interface has drawn raves, but as a media business it has been tough to pin down.
But Medium made its editorial ambitions clearer on Wednesday with the announcement that it had hired Steven Levy, an author and longtime technology writer who worked at Wired and Newsweek, as the editor in chief of an as-yet-unnamed technology site.
Mr. Levy, 63, will continue to write deep, long reports about the role of technology — perhaps broken up into smaller articles that will unfurl over days. He will also be commissioning articles from other writers.