Mimansa Verma, Quartz India’s newest finance and economy reporter, is based in Mumbai. Mimansa has five years of experience covering the Indian economy and central bank, most recently at Informist Media. She will be writing on banking and the economy, cryptocurrency, and digital payments. She starts in July 2021.
Sumnima Lama also joins Quartz this summer as an intern in Hong Kong, where she’ll be helping with the Daily Brief and Quartz Essentials through July. Sumnima is an international journalism student at Hong Kong Baptist University, and a reporter at The Young Reporter focused on political and environmental news.
Quartz editor-in-chief Katherine Bell has announced Ciku Kimeria will be officially joining the Quartz Africa team as editor. She is a longtime contributor to Quartz Africa and has authored almost 40 articles for the site, on topics as wide-ranging as the perils of traveling with an African passport to the optimism inspired by Africa’s first NFT art collections.
Ciku is also the author of two novels: her latest novel “Dance of the Monkeys,” is a whodunit mystery novel that focuses on a Nairobi engagement party that turns deadly. …
Quartz editor-in-chief Katherine Bell has announced six new additions to the newsroom this spring. Leslie Nguyen-Okwu joins the Asia team as a reporter based in Taipei; Carlos Mureithi joins Quartz Africa as a reporter based in Nairobi; Clarisa Diaz joins the Things team as a reporter based in New York City; Camille Squires joins as a reporter covering cities, based in San Francisco; Priyanka Vora joins as an audience editor based in New York; and Scott Nover joins as an emerging industries reporter based in Washington DC. …
Quartz has appointed Daniel Alvarez as chief product officer. He’ll be responsible for all product development at Quartz, ensuring the company’s continued excellence in editorial product innovation and overseeing the engineering, design, product management, and analytics teams.
Alvarez joins Quartz from NBC Universal, where he served as VP of product and design for local NBC and Telemundo TV stations, most recently earning the News Innovator of the Year award from the Local Media Association in 2020. He also serves on the advisory board of the News Product Alliance.
“Daniel is a seasoned product leader, and we’re excited to welcome him…
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The Quartz app is now on Android, and we’d like to welcome you to download it here. We’d also like to thank all of the Android users out there who have waited patiently for us to build it for them.
Back in February, we launched the Quartz app for iPhone. We know, we know: there are already so many news apps on the market. We wanted to try something different, though. What if the app was designed anew for the smartphone interface, rather than as a facsimile of a website? …
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We’re launching Quartz’s first non-English publication. La Agenda Quartz is the Spanish version of our beloved email newsletter, the Quartz Daily Brief, and it’ll go out at 6am every morning, Mexico City time, to what we hope will be a wide readership in the Americas and maybe farther afield.
Why? To answer that question, I want to take you back to Sept. 24, 2012, the day Quartz went live. At that time email was a media wasteland. Publishers treated it (most still do) as a lowly appendage, good only for sending you links to their…
Last week on Quartz we published a series of stories we’re calling Map of the Internet. This project is the result of many months of effort to reverse engineer what the internet is, how it works, and how it’s changing — and changing us. However, for all we wrote and reported, there is so much more we weren’t able to say. A huge portion of our research did not make it into the final product.
One thing that is notably absent from our series is a grand, definitive “map” of the internet — a picture of the world with a…
We are fondly wrapping up production of our podcast Actuality, which was a joint venture between Marketplace and Quartz. The idea for a co-produced podcast came from a shared sensibility around covering business and the economy—a natural outgrowth of our admiration for each other’s work. Actuality has been a great chance for us to experiment together in the ever-changing area of on-demand media. Our two seasons, co-hosted by the terrific and talented team of Sabri Ben-Achour and Tim Fernholz, allowed us to connect the dots of the global economy with engaging guests and first-hand reporting.