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The Washington Post hires Ovide as a support strategy editor


Shiro, who joined us from the New York Times, will help launch, write and edit the newsletter in collaboration with The Post’s five-person support team. Shiro brings a strong voice to Help Desk’s mission to hold technology accountable and shape it around our needs as consumers, citizens, workers and parents. Energetic, curious and imaginative, Shiro will also work across departments to help envision new formats for showcasing customer service and HR content in audio, video, live journalism and more.

At the Times, Shira helped launch and wrote On Tech With Shira Ovide, a newsletter about how technology is changing our world. For two and a half years, Shiri’s newsletter has been a unique, accessible, helpful and friendly guide to understanding technology and its impact. She wrote about opportunities to bring more people online and make the most of it of digital life — and why technology is often the best sad things. She also covered how powerful tech companies are making an impact freedom of expressionhow they became influential as governments, and as they change livelihood people who make a living online.

Before the Times, Shira was a technology columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, where she was a finalist for the 2019 Gerald Loeb Commentary Award. For nearly a decade before that, Shiro was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, covering technology and media and blogging about finance and deals. In that role, she once highlighted an eerie similarity between an investor’s pitch for Facebook stock and familiar email.

Raised in Dayton, Ohio, Shira graduated from Haverford College with a degree in political science and received a diploma from the Columbia School of Journalism. She describes herself as a keen but terrible cyclist and budding bird watcher. (She recently spent hours searching—unsuccessfully—to spot a black-billed cuckoo.) As a child, she was an avid reader of Zillions, the children’s consumer magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports—a good start for a future contribution to the Desktop Journalist.

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