It’s time to close the books on the first quarter of 2011. As the editor around here, that means it’s time to look back at the journalism we did that broke new ground, shed some new light, or otherwise exemplified what we think is the best stuff we did to serve our readers the past three months.
We know people are very busy, and it can be exhausting keeping up with news on the Web, especially with so much half-baked, recycled, or aggregated content out there. We try to keep the quality of the journalism around here consistent, and high. My friend and colleague Greg Huang summed up our approach pretty well earlier today in his roundup for Boston readers:
“Every so often, we like to take a breath and look back at some of Xconomy’s top stories from the past few months. These are not necessarily the ones that generated the most traffic (though in some cases they are). They are stories that exemplify what we try to deliver to our readers day in and day out—real stories behind the companies, people, ideas, and trends that are shaping the future of innovation in our network of cities. What’s more, they help distinguish us from the media pack.”
Below you’ll see our top 20 tech and life sciences stories from the past quarter. But I’m actually leaving out Xconomy Seattle’s single most important story in the first quarter of 2010. It was the one where I introduced our new senior editor here in Seattle, Curt Woodward. He started on February 14—just seven weeks ago—and you can already feel he’s making an impact on our coverage, with scoops and in-depth insight on the local tech scene. The dude can flat out report and write, and he’s just getting warmed up. If you aren’t already following him, check out @curtwoodward and @xconomyseattle. And watch for more from this team in the second quarter and beyond.
The Top 10 Tech Stories
The Top 10 life sciences stories: