(born 1947) is a U.S.
journalist and author. He is known for his contributions to the online magazine HotWired
, the technology website Slashdot
, the online news magazine Slate.com
, and his series of crime novels, books on the geek subculture, and his books on dogs
Katz initially worked as a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer
, The Boston Globe
and The Washington Post
, and later as of the CBS Morning News
.His media criticism, columns and book reviews appeared in such periodicals as Rolling Stone
and New York
(he was a contributing editor to both magazines), Wired
, and The New York Times
Expressing disenchantment with "traditional media", he joined the now defunct HotWired, the online version of Wired magazine
, to which he contributed articles on technology, culture and the media.
In 1999, Katz left HotWired to join Slashdot.org
. Many of his contributions to Slashdot were focused on the youth subculture of geeks
and social misfits.
Katz's first article on Slate.com
appeared in December 2005 and he has since become a regular contributor to the online magazine. The majority of his writings at Slate revolve around animals and his rural life.
Katz has written several novels as well as non-fiction works which cover topics ranging from geek culture to his relationship with dogs. He wrote a successful series of mystery novels... Read More